SOURCE: Nominum


August 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Nominum® Combines In-Network DNS Software With Hosted Authoritative Service to Improve Enterprise Online Presence

Powerful Combination Yields Better Performance, Reliability, and Security With Lower Costs

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  Nominum ( announced today its SKYE(SM) Enterprise Solution, a new delivery model for DNS services that combines industry leading DNS software and SKYE hosted services. This powerful combination provides better performance, reliability, and security for the online presence of domain owners, allowing organizations of all sizes to easily improve, expand, and extend the reach of their domains while minimizing capital expenditures and reducing impact on the network and operations staff. SKYE Enterprise further extends Nominum's leadership in automated and fully-integrated DNSSEC support (See Nominum Announces DNSSEC Made Easy Solutions) to SKYE hosted services.

Today, virtually every business or organization depends on an on-line presence, which in turn depends on DNS. When millions of dollars of digital marketing or advertising campaigns are at stake the websites must be available when customers arrive. The DNS is also essential to maintaining productivity, when it doesn't work properly people can't work efficiently or communicate with others. 

Combining In-network Nominum software, off-network SKYE hosted services
Nominum is the only provider that can offer a combined solution of in-network software combined with a world-class hosted authoritative DNS service. Nominum's Authoritative Name Servers (ANS and ANS Premier) are software-only name servers deployed in-network and optimized specifically for authoritative DNS. They lead the industry with 100% uptime and consistently high-performance even under extreme loads. ANS and ANSP completely automate the deployment and ongoing management of DNSSEC. This removes significant operational overhead and eliminates the risk of deploying this essential protocol that will be used across the Internet to protect DNS data.

SKYE Authority is an off-network hosted authoritative DNS service that runs Nominum's ANS Premier software. It offers flexible service levels with pay as you go pricing and sub-second propagation of DNS data updates across a worldwide network. SKYE Authority can provide secondary DNS services in combination with "hidden" primary ANS or ANSP DNS servers maintained in-network. This is an extremely cost effective way to provide high performance, highly scalable access to secondary authoritative services across a diverse set of name servers worldwide. SKYE Authority runs on Nominum's world-class global network, featuring a geo-redundant meshed network design and is situated in carrier grade data centers with fully-redundant, industry-best networking elements. 

For organizations with limited internal resources or data center locations from which to host domain data SKYE Authority is ideal as a primary authoritative DNS service. It eliminates day-to-day management and maintenance activities. 

The SKYE Enterprise Solution
A combined offering positively impacts enterprise networks with 100% availability, superior protection against Internet threats and the fastest response. By combining in-network DNS authoritative software and an off-network hosted domain service, Nominum provides domain owners an integrated service model with proven software stability, better management, and an integrated response. Domain management operations are simplified by a common management platform to monitor and manage both in-network DNS software and the hosted DNS service. Nominum DNS security features remain unmatched in the industry. SKYE Enterprise extends the reach of Nominum's fully integrated and automated DNSSEC Management to its SKYE hosted authoritative DNS service.

"We've always had an intense focus on technical innovation to improve the DNS. Now we're innovating with the delivery model for enterprise software and services," said Jon Shalowitz, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Nominum. "We find that all enterprises want the flexibility of in-net software combined with an off-net service for enhanced performance, availability, and security of their online presence."

Nominum's SKYE Enterprise solution is available immediately.

About Nominum
Nominum's Intelligent DNS Systems improve IP networks of all sizes globally, ensuring users always have a safe, secure and enjoyable Internet experience. Nominum in-network software solutions and SKYE™ hosted services form the foundation of the always-on Internet, protecting networks and the families and businesses that use them, and providing superior performance and reliability. Nominum software and SKYE services now support more than 500 million fixed and mobile broadband consumers as well as enterprises, universities, and government agencies in every region. For more information visit

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