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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.
Domain Name Systems Reports
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Enterprise Security: At the Intersection of DNS and Phishing
sponsored by Nominet
WHITE PAPER: An emerging trend amongst phishing attackers is to target newly registered web domains – which can create significant turmoil in the time it takes to blacklist it. In this white paper, learn more about this emerging threat and discover how security leaders can better combat it.
Posted: 01 Apr 2020 | Published: 01 Apr 2020


Two Years of Active Cyber Defense Infographic
sponsored by Nominet
RESOURCE: Over the past two years, the partnership between the NCSC, GDS and Nominet has yielded the most widely used DNS cyber defense service across the UK public sector. This infographic highlights the key statistics and achievements of this partnership, including their 100% service availability.
Posted: 31 Mar 2020 | Published: 31 Mar 2020


DNS-Layer Protection & Secure Web Gateway Security Efficacy Test
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
ANALYST REPORT: In November and December 2019, AV-TEST performed a review of Cisco cloud security solutions alongside comparable offerings from Akamai, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Zscaler. Download this report to see where these offerings stack up.
Posted: 10 Mar 2020 | Published: 10 Mar 2020

Cisco Umbrella

Top 5 Use Cases for Cisco Umbrella
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE: The modern workplace has evolved to include remote access and mobile devices, while also introducing a new generation of complex security threats. In this e-book, 5 customers share the unique ways Cisco Umbrella protects their network. Read on to unlock the use cases.
Posted: 04 Mar 2020 | Published: 04 Mar 2020

Cisco Umbrella

DNS-Layer Protection & Secure Web Gateway Security Efficacy Test Results
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE: In 2019, AV-TEST, an independent IT security institute, was commissioned by Cisco to conduct a study comparing Cisco cloud security with similar industry-leading solutions to determine the malware protection and phishing block capabilities of all vendors. Read on to uncover the results.
Posted: 02 Mar 2020 | Published: 18 Feb 2020

Cisco Umbrella

Core - DNS - The fastest, easiest way to secure your network
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: IT leaders are under constant pressure to provide adequate security in an increasingly dangerous world. It can be difficult to sift through the countless security options to find a good fit for your strategy. In this white paper, take a closer look at Cisco Umbrella to determine if it would be a good fit for your team.
Posted: 10 Feb 2020 | Published: 10 Feb 2020

Cisco Umbrella

Core - DNS - Punycode: Awareness and Protection
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WEBCAST: Have you ever come across a domain name that was almost identical to a familiar site, but instead was a malicious link? If so, you’ve likely come across a specific kind of attack known as Punycode. In this short webinar, explore Punycode: what it is, how it is commonly used, why it’s important & examples to keep an eye out for.
Posted: 04 Feb 2020 | Premiered: Dec 16, 2019

Cisco Umbrella

Discover Hidden Clues with Farsight
sponsored by Farsight Security
EBOOK: Download this e-book to learn about Farsight DNSDB and how it enables threat intelligence teams, security analysts, and incident responders to search for specific hosts or subdomains within a suspicious domain and gain immediate insight into subdomains living under the base domain.
Posted: 03 Jul 2019 | Published: 03 Jul 2019

Farsight Security

DNS Monitoring and What it Means for the Enterprise
sponsored by AppNeta
WHITE PAPER: DNS is part of your network's backbone, and as a result, it's inherently tied to your network's performance, its security, and – ultimately – the user experience that it delivers. Find out how you can effectively monitor DNS performance across all of your locations so that you can identify and resolve issues before they negatively impact end users.
Posted: 08 May 2019 | Published: 08 May 2019

AppNeta

Global DNS Defense Report
sponsored by Farsight Security
RESEARCH CONTENT: Explore this report to learn about DNS protection technology adoption trends and find out how you can bolster your network's defense against pervasive threats like phishing attacks.
Posted: 24 May 2018 | Published: 31 Mar 2018

Farsight Security

Passive DNS for Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Farsight Security
RESOURCE: This technology overview explores how real-time and historical passive DNS data allows security analysts to enrich and refine existing threat data to transform threat feeds into actionable, relevant threat intelligence.
Posted: 23 May 2018 | Published: 23 May 2018

Farsight Security

Online domain maturity
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Bob Tarzey and Clive Longbottom explain how organisations can provide a top-rate online experience for their customers
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

DNS Co-Founder Discusses the Need for a More Secure DNS
sponsored by Dyn
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide features a Q&A with Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the Domain Name System, where he discusses the immediate need for a more secure DNS and Internet. Additionally, learn what security risks IoT will bring to DNS.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 20 Oct 2016

Dyn

Using DNS Monitoring to Detect Network Breaches
sponsored by Dyn
EGUIDE: Numerous DNS monitoring methods exist, but 3 stand above the rest. Access this e-guide for our IT security expert's take on DNS monitoring to detect network breaches.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

Dyn

How DNS Information Can Help Cut Millions from Your Infrastructure Costs
sponsored by Dyn
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains why DNS intelligence is the key to better network capacity planning and dynamic resourcing. Access now to begin planning to cut your infrastructure costs dramatically in the coming years.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

Dyn

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.

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

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

Top 5 DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This paper will highlight how traditional DNS infrastructure deployments can actually increase the risks of DNS attacks. 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: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox

Disaster Preparedness for Core Network Services
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will take a look at how failures can unexpectedly disrupt core network services and the applications that depend on them despite employing traditional approaches to providing redundant configurations. Read this white paper to learn how to minimize the effects of failures to ensure business continuity.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Infoblox

How a DNS Firewall Helps in the Battle Against Advanced Persistent Threat and Similar Malware
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the role a DNS firewall can play in your security strategy for reducing loss of data due to stealthy advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other malware attacks.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

Infoblox
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