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June 16, 2014

EfficientIP Launches SOLIDserver DNS Blast

EfficientIP, a leader in DNS-DHCP services software editing, announced recently its latest product that manages distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, SOLIDserver DNS Blast. The company says its new product can handle up to 60 times more queries per second than any other DDoS mitigation solution currently on the market.

Unfortunately for many enterprises, DDoS attacks are becoming more the norm than the exception. It is not difficult for any interested observer to find a host of organizations affected by such attacks, yet not all organizations have a mitigation system in place. The managed security services market, recent Infonetics (News - Alert) research shows, is expected to continue to grow through 2018, and large organizations such as medium to large businesses are prime targets in this market. Furthermore, EfficientIP notes, research from IDC (News - Alert) states that businesses still often rely on firewalls and similar traditional security solutions to themselves against more advanced threats. In large part, the traditional methods of security will not fit the bill.

What EfficientIP is doing with DNS Blast is providing businesses with a method of protecting themselves from financial loss, data theft, and a host of other problems. David Williamson, CEO at EfficientIP, spoke in his company's announcement directly to businesses that still have a need for DNS-related security services.

"Businesses need a sharp wake-up call before it's too late," Williamson said. "With more and more companies relying on a continuous online presence to operate effectively, DNS server security is essential.”

Further research from Neustar suggests that attackers are amping up their efforts by completing quicker, more concentrated DDoS attacks. They may not even use DDoS attacks, it says, as the main force; instead, denial of service waves may only serve as distractions for insertions of malware. Indeed, attackers may even increase the amount of bandwidth they use to complete attacks.

Queries at one gigabyte per second translates to 10 million queries per second, and EfficientIP insists that its product can handle up to 17 million queries per second by using a single appliance and two network adapters. In contrast, it claims, competitors can handle only 300,000 queries per second.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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