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DNS
DigiCert acquires DNS Made Easy and affiliated brands
Greg Clark comments, says, "This combination enhances the security of certificate validation and enables the automation of future validations."
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Facebook
User error causes six hour outage on Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp
Following a six-hour outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, bringing millions of digital lives to a halt, criticism of the company has been widespread. 
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DevOps
Why taking a DevOps approach to network performance can improve application experience
By adopting a DevOps approach to their work, IT teams can achieve better optimised applications and consistent, reliable performance for end users.
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Cybersecurity
InternetNZ discloses vulnerability that can be used to carry out cyberattacks
The vulnerability, called TsuNAME, was noticed in February 2020 in the .nz registry.
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Network Detection and Response / NDR
The challenge of ensuring effective protection against DNS attacks
The ways in which bad actors can use DNS to mount attacks are numerous. Here are some of the most popular ones.
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Telecommunications
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
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Shopping
DNS threats expected to explode over the holiday period, report finds
With more people shopping online than ever before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 78% of cybersecurity professionals said they expect to see an increase in DNS-related security threats over the next month.
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DDoS
Neustar acquires Verisign's public DNS service
Those using the Verisign Public DNS will be migrated to Neustar’s infrastructure ‘in a process that will be fully transparent to them’, Neustar states.
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Cloud
Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
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Firewall
Palo Alto releases new, feature-rich firewall
Palo Alto is calling it the ‘fastest-ever next-generation firewall’ with integrated cloud-based DNS Security service to stop attacks.
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DDoS
Comms providers hit by most DDoS attacks in Q3 2018
New data indicates attackers preyed on the large attack surface of ASN-level communications service providers with a ‘bit-and-piece’ approach.
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Cybersecurity
Bringing security to the next-level of networking
By securing your network at the DDI level, you can prevent DNS attacks, data exfiltration, and put a barrier around every connected device.
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Network Infrastructure
Simple, scalable and secure DDI - next level network management
Infoblox has been the market-leading provider of DDI management for years. Now, thanks to their extensive R&D, they have taken it to the cloud.
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Domain Names
Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
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Cybersecurity
Stuck in the middle: how ‘grey websites’ highlight the importance of DNS decision-making
With the explosion of cyber-security attacks, what is the best way of determining which websites are good and which are bad?
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Cloud
Citrix acquires NZ software firm EMS-Cortex
"Every cloud service should be this easy," said Citrix's Cloud App Delivery Group chief, Bill Burley.
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Cloud
Facebook goes down (twice)
Facebook has been plagued with outages over the last few days, crashing twice within 24 hours.
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Cloud
a HacK tHat was more tHan a HiccUP
The recent hacking of the Domainz registry may have looked like a storm in a teacup, but the  implications for the security of Web sites are much larger.
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Cloud
Help your customers get more out of their day with Windows Server ‘Longhorn’
*  The Windows Server ‘Longhorn’ beta 3 is now available, giving you a chance to help your customers spend less time on day-to-day tasks and more time adding real value to their business.