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The BIG-IP GTM: Configuring DNSSEC

This is the fourth in a series of DNS articles that I'm writing. The first three are: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral DNS The F5 Way: A Paradigm Shift DNS Express and Zone Transfers   The Domain Name System (DNS) is a key... Read more
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IT security isn’t one size fits all

The security landscape today is highly complex, which can largely be attributed to the increasingly sophisticated nature of cyber attacks, particularly from an execution perspective. For example, DDoS attacks are now reaching speeds of up to... Read more
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The DNS of Things

Hey DNS - Find Me that Thing! There's a new craze occurring in homes, highways, workplaces and everywhere imaginable - the Internet of Things or as I like to call it, The Internet of Nouns. Sensors, thermostats, kitchen appliances, toilets... Read more
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DNS Reimagined keeps your Business Online

Whether your services are deployed in a data center or migrated to a hybrid cloud environment, DNS knows where to send your users to their cool new app or favorite social media experience. Invariably DNS points the way to a connected... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: DNS Shrugged

#DNSSEC #Cloud #SDAS #IoT #F5  DNS Anywhere and Everywhere   "In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. He is also the titan of astronomy and... Read more
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Protecting Beyond DNS Flood & DDoS

The recent slate of cyber-attacks involving DNS and NTP systems has again prompted questions about the comprehensiveness of DNS infrastructure’s security protection. Besides mitigating volumetric attacks such as DNS flood & DDoS, many... Read more
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All your router are belong to us...

With the recent headlines about vulnerabilities in home broadband routers, http://www.scmagazineuk.com/concerns-over-asus-and-linksys-router-vulnerabilities/article/334710/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26417441 , I was reminded... Read more
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DNS Express and Zone Transfers

This is the third in a series of DNS articles that I'm writing. The first two are: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral DNS The F5 Way: A Paradigm Shift DNS Express is a relatively new feature (showed up in v11.1), and it's one of the more... Read more
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DNS Protection and Performance, Have Both!

There has never been a better time to cripple the Internet by exploiting the vulnerabilities of DNS systems. The proliferation of mobile devices coupled with vulnerabilities of open source DNS systems is keeping a lot of organizations awake at... Read more
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Tackling Cyber Attacks From Within

An increasing number of organizations face serious security threats that are socially, politically and economically motivated. Conventional firewalls are no longer enough to prevent complex and frequent cyber attacks such as multi-layer... Read more
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APAC market research points to WAF being integrated with application delivery

We entered 2014 on a fillip. Frost & Sullivan had just named us the vendor leading WAF market in Asia Pacific and Japan. The Frost Industry Quotient, put F5 and nine other companies under their analytical magnifying glass, examining our mark... Read more
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Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral

DevCentral is more than a website...it's an awesome tech community where the users and contributors really feel connected and cared for. And that's how it should be. One of the great things about DevCentral is the unique cross-section of... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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GartnerDC 2013: That’s a Wrap

I wrap it up from the Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 from Las Vegas. Special thanks to you for watching along with guests Robert Haynes, David Holmes and Nathan Pearce for the on camera help and Courtney and Nigel for their camera work.... Read more
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DNS Does the Job

Imagine how much you'd use the internet if you had to remember dozens of number combinations to do anything.  DNS is arguably the primary technology enabling the Internet – translating the domain names people type into a browser into an... Read more
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DNS Doldrums

DNS is one of the primary technologies enabling the Internet – translating the names people type into a browser into an IP address so the requested service can be found on the internet. It is one of the key elements in the network that delivers... Read more
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SDN is DNS for Packet Switching

#SDN Seriously, stop laughing and think about it for a minute...  One of the major challenges facing organizations as they grapple with increasing traffic, users, devices, and applications is managing the connective tissue that enables th... Read more
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Infosec 2013 - Businesses Unprepared for DNS Reflection Threat, Despite Biggest Attack in History

Further to my previous posts on DDoS attacks (and particularly the recent Spamhaus attack), we thought that Infosec 2013 would offer the perfect audience from which to gauge whether businesses are prepared for and even... Read more
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F5 Friday: So That DNS DDoS Thing Happened

#infosec #dns #ddos Smurfs aren't just for ICMP anymore...     DNS, like any public service, is vulnerable. Not in the sense that it has vulnerabilities but vulnerable in the sense that it must, by its nature and purpose, be... Read more
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DNS for Communications Service Providers Part III - Security

With all the recent news about a massive DDoS attack affecting DNS servers on the Internet, this is a good time for me to discuss the next critical feature in the DNS infrastructure. It is important to secure one’s DNS architecture. Not only do... Read more
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RSA2013: BIG-IP DNS Services

Taking a moment from behind the camera to appear in frame with me, F5 PMM Jonathan George shares some excellent insight, along with a well-drawn whiteboard, on all the ways BIG-IP can secure and optimize your DNS services. Jonathan also closes out... Read more
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Security Irules 101: DNS Gravitational Disturbance

Introduction iRules are a powerful tool in the F5 administrators arsenal. They allow administrators to adapt and customize the F5 to their needs. They provide extensive power for security engineers as well. We’ve decided it’s time to revisit... Read more
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F5 Friday: Devops for DNS

#devops #cloud Managing a global presence – especially in the cloud – can introduce additional complexity. Back in the day when virtualization and cloud were just making waves, one of the first challenges made obvious was managing IP... Read more
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In the Cloud, It's the Little Things That Get You. Here are nine of them.

#F5 Eight things you need to consider very carefully when moving apps to the cloud. Moving to a model that utilizes the cloud is a huge proposition. You can throw some applications out there without looking back – if they have no ties to the... Read more
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Keep the Old, In With the New

For decades, the infrastructure needed to keep your public-facing websites online has had a relatively simple design. After all, it was all contained in one or a few datacenters under your control, or under the control of a contractor who did your... Read more
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Virtualize This.

#ApplicationMobility holds a place in IT’s future. Check out this app virtualization and movement tool. We in IT have spent a ton of time, ink, and electrons discussing server virtualization, and with good reason. Server virtualization did... Read more
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