October 02, 2014 08:00 ET

EfficientIP Launches SOLIDserver DNS Cloud to Provide Unmatched Levels of DNS Availability and Security

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2014) -

  • First DDI solution provider to utilize Amazon Web Services Route 53 for cloud-based DNS
  • Hybrid cloud and on-premises DNS service managed from a single console
  • 100 percent DNS availability guaranteed in SLA

EfficientIP, a leading developer and provider of DDI solutions (DNS, DHCP services, and IP-Address Management), today launched SOLIDserver DNS Cloud, to enable on-premises and cloud DNS infrastructures to be managed from a single management console. It is the first developer to fully integrate Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Route 53 within its DNS security solution.

"The launch of SOLIDserver DNS Cloud is the latest stage of our ongoing strategy to help companies mitigate the increasing number of potentially crippling attacks on DNS servers," said David Williamson, CEO at EfficientIP. "AWS' DNS Anycast feature offers the highest level of performance and resilience, with a service level agreement of 100 percent. It is scalable, simple to deploy, cost-effective, flexible and very secure. "

DNS Cloud is the third innovation in six months to be launched by EfficientIP for its SOLIDserver DDI appliance suite: Hybrid DNS Engine, which combines three DNS engines to mitigate Zero Day Vulnerabilities, was launched in February 2014 followed by DNS Blast in June, the world's fastest DNS server, which supports up to 17 million queries per second to thwart a DDoS attack.

The combination of AWS cloud-based approach with on-premises DNS management provides even greater protection against DDoS attacks for businesses. AWS will ensure 100 percent availability to its Route 53 DNS Service, which is particularly important at a time when the number of cyber attacks is steadily growing. Symantec reported a growth in cyber attacks of 42 percent last year alone and, according to Forrester, over 50 percent of the most significant online operations experience five or more 2-6 hour DDoS attacks per month. A survey conducted in June 2014 by IDC and EfficientIP found that 72 percent of respondents had been impacted by downtime, a compromised website or by having sensitive information publicly released.

SOLIDserver DNS Cloud is available through EfficientIP's network of resellers. For further information on EfficientIP's SOLIDserver DNS Cloud please visit www.efficientip.com

Note to Editors:

DNS servers play a central role in managing user access to websites, email and other web applications, translation between IP addresses numbers and domain names. However, cyber criminals can abuse and manipulate the DNS causing either a massive network jam or misdirected internet traffic - both of which can result in major Internet service disruption or outages.

About Efficient IP

EfficientIP's solutions address organizations' needs to drive business efficiency through the innovative use of IT. Its unified management framework for DNS, DHCP, IPAM, devices, and network configurations enhances the security, availability, and agility of the IT infrastructure. Its technology enables policies to be applied and business processes to be automated that reduce operating costs and increase management efficiency. EfficientIP solutions have been chosen by thousands of the most demanding organizations across a range of industries: education, telecommunications, manufacturing, banking, non-financial services, and the public sector. Companies such as HP, Vodafone, St. Dominic's, Leeds Metropolitan University, Domtar, and Philips use EfficientIP solutions every day. EfficientIP invented the advanced SmartArchitecture™ concept, which upgraded the management of DNS and DHCP from service level to architecture level. EfficientIP's SOLIDserver™ suite of hardware and virtual appliances deliver Hybrid DNS solutions, VLAN and IP-address management, as well as DNS and DHCP management and services. For further information, please go to: www.efficientip.com

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