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November 11, 2014 16:41 ET

DNS infrastructure is highly vulnerable to attacks; Infonetics examines how to protect it Nov. 13

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - November 11, 2014) - A new white paper and webinar presented by market research firm Infonetics Research examine the threats to domain name system (DNS) infrastructure and how those threats can be mitigated via next-generation dedicated security platforms that unify visibility and protection.

The white paper, Protecting DNS Infrastructure, is written by Infonetics security analyst Jeff Wilson and explores the DNS threat landscape and types of DNS security solutions that are available today to ensure the fastest response to attacks as they happen.

The one-hour webinar, Protecting Your Organization from DNS Security Threats, also led by Jeff Wilson, will be presented live with Cloudmark Thursday, Nov. 13, at 11:00 A.M. EST and available to watch on-demand immediately afterward. Webinar attendees receive Infonetics' Protecting DNS Infrastructure white paper and a DNS threat primer, DNS Is a Major Pathway for Cybercriminals. To learn more, attend the event, or access the content, visit:

"It's not at all surprising that DNS would be a target for hackers and cybercriminals. DNS is a key to the basic function of the internet, it's pervasive, and it was developed over 20 years ago with very little thought about security. Since then it's been constantly retrofitted, which means DNS infrastructure is highly vulnerable to attacks," says Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research and author of the white paper.


  • The domain name system (DNS) is the largest distributed database in the world, and every single device and application connected to the internet is a DNS client
  • DNS infrastructure has grown and evolved significantly over the years, and today there are nearly 1 billion host names managed by the DNS system and nearly a quarter of a billion active web sites
  • Buried in news about viruses, worms, massive data breaches, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks has been a quiet but consistent flow of attacks aimed at DNS infrastructure
  • To stay ahead of the hackers, companies need dedicated DNS security solutions that ensure DNS visibility and protection are unified, connected to real-time threat intelligence, and put inline so attacks can be blocked

Together, Infonetics' 7-page DNS security white paper and Nov. 13 webinar examine how to protect DNS infrastructure from attacks, monitoring network traffic for early identification of attack, an overview of different types of attack vectors, and how to add in-line protection for real-time attack response.

Everyone who attends analyst Jeff Wilson's Protecting Your Organization from DNS Security Threats webinar will receive Infonetics' Protecting DNS Infrastructure white paper. Join the event live Nov. 13 at 11:00 A.M. EST or watch the replay. The webinar provides a detailed look at the threats to DNS infrastructure and how those threats can be mitigated:


Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides here and its 2015 market research lineup, including Security services, at

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    Jeff Wilson
    Principal Analyst, Security
    Infonetics Research
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    Twitter: @securityjeff