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DEFINITION: A canonical name is the properly denoted host name of a computer or network server. A CNAME specifies an alias or nickname for a canonical host name record in a domain name system (DNS) database. In programming, the term "canonical" means "according to the rules." The DNS is the standard method of defining the locations of sites on the Internet, particularly Web sites.
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It's Time for a Serious Talk: 3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host about Lowering DDoS Risks
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to three questions about DDoS attacks that you need to ask your DNS host before, not after, your company becomes a target.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Neustar®

Defending Against Application-Layer DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the serious problem that DDoS threats present, and how it impacts your business.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Juniper Networks, Inc.

4 Reasons to Outsource Your DNS
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: Minimizing network downtime is a top priority for all IT departments and this informative whitepaper explores 4 top reasons to outsource your DNS.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Dyn

Everything You Need to Know About CDN Load Balancing
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of using load balancing for content delivery networks.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Dyn

Control Your Destiny: Why Your Company's CDN Needs To Be Paired With Managed DNS
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores the strategy behind integrating your CDN with managed DNS.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Dyn

Control Your Destiny: Why Your Company's CDN Needs To Be Paired With Managed DNS
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores the strategy behind integrating your CDN with managed DNS.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Dyn

Protecting DNS Infrastructure—Inside and Out
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper unveils the critical risk your domain name system (DNS) is in, and offers leading strategies to help you protect your infrastructure against outside-in and inside-out threats.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

Infoblox

Designing a Secure DNS Architecture
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers essential tips to building a high-performance, secure domain name system (DNS) server to promote business growth.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Infoblox

4 Reasons to Outsource Your DNS
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: Minimizing network downtime is a top priority for all IT departments and this informative whitepaper explores 4 top reasons to outsource your DNS.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Dyn

Four Ways DNS Can Accelerate Business Growth
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses the plethora of benefits that a robust and secure DNS can provide your organization. Read on to find out how you can significantly enhance your web experience for users, driving new streams of revenue.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

Protecting DNS Infrastructure - Inside and Out
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This guide takes a look at some top threats your network faces and explores the strategies needed to defend yourself against DNS-based attacks.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Infoblox

A Cybercriminal's Guide to Exploiting DNS for Fun and Profit
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores current network security trends and how to protect your DNS from various cyber-attacks.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Infoblox

DDoS Mitigation and DNS Availability: Key Components of Your Resiliency Strategy
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides enterprises with a list of recommendations for ensuring resiliency and minimizing risk in the event of a DDoS or DNS attack.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

DDoS Attacks: 5 Steps to Prepare
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This helpful guide provides a number of considerations for your company to look over prior to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in order to get your site back up and running as quickly as possible.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

The F5 Intelligent DNS Scale Reference Architecture
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: The Domain Name System (DNS) is arguably the primary technology enabling the internet. This guide explores why DNS architecture is essential to your network and how you can build an available, intelligent, secure, and scalable infrastructure.
Posted: 22 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

F5 Networks

Are You Fully Prepared to Withstand DNS Atacks?
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Did you know since 2012 attacks on Domain Name System (DNS) have increased 200%? This white paper explores the role of DNS in the modern business landscape and the various strategies used to prevent attacks on DNS.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

Infoblox

Are your DNS Servers as Secure and Available as the Rest of Your Network?
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that DNS is probably a hole in your security? Fortunately, this white paper gives you information about how to protect your servers. Read on to learn what you can do to protect your organization.
Posted: 03 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Infoblox

Protecting Your Enterprise Network
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper provides deeper insight into enterprise IT security threats and the implementation of modern tools that are available to build more robust domain name server (DNS) infrastructures, including DNS firewalls to close security gaps.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Infoblox

Disaster Preparedness for Core Network Services
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper details the potential of network failure and how building a more resilient network infrastructure can cut back on time lost during disaster recovery.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Infoblox

Top Five DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices and options for a hardened DNS layer that can minimize the risk of experiencing a DNS attack by identifying the symptoms and implementing a response faster.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox

Defeating Advanced Persistent Threat Malware
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: How can you protect your organization from APT Malware?  Read this whitepaper to learn why a DNS Firewall implementation is a MUST for your organization and how the Infoblox DNS Firewall may be the industry's first true DNS security solution.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Infoblox

Creating a Best-of-Breed DDI Solution in a Microsoft Environment
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative whitepaper and learn how you can implement effective DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI).
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Infoblox

Master List of DNS Terminology
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, you'll find the most common DNS terms and their definitions to help you better understand DNS.
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dyn

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, explore this year's report on the latest risks and security challenges organizations are facing today, and offers best practices to boost security fundamentals and policies to meet these advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Ballarat Grammar Secures BYOD with HP Sentinel SDN
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, explore a software-defined networking option that simplifies network monitoring for performance issues and enables a secure IT environment for users.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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