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LIMELIGHT ULTRADNS SERVICE

DATA SHEET

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical part of the internet, as the directory of names that match IP addresses. The DNS directory, like the internet itself, is distributed globally, stored on domain name servers that all communicate with each other to share updates and redundancy. But with internet traffic growth escalating, providing fast DNS service is complicated.

CHALLENGES PROVIDING A SEAMLESS AND SECURE ONLINE EXPERIENCE

In a connected world, as internet users expect seamless and secure online experiences, the Domain Name System (DNS) has become more difficult and complex to manage than ever before. The emergence of IoT devices and online threats leave businesses struggling to find the correct DNS strategy for their IT needs. Having the experience and DNS knowledge in-house is difficult, never mind having the dedicated resources to correctly manage and implement a sound strategy to meet today’s dynamic internet demands.

HOW THE LIMELIGHT ULTRADNS SERVICE SOLVES THE CHALLENGES

The Limelight UltraDNS Service is an enterprise grade, cloud-based authoritative DNS service that securely delivers fast and accurate query responses to ensure users can navigate to vital online assets. Whether you’re looking for a primary or secondary DNS solution, Limelight DNS offers customizable packages to fit any organization’s DNS needs.

LIMELIGHT DNS SERVICE CAPABILITIES

Dedicated bare metal servers are available to give you compute power where you need it without having to share resources or deal with hypervisors. Limelight offers an array of hardware configurations featuring Intel and AMD processors with multiple levels of physical cores, RAM, storage, and network bandwidth. Dedicated servers can be deployed across Limelight’s global network to support your workload in any region or location. You can choose a Limelight-provided OS or load your own remotely. You’ll have remote management capability via an intuitive portal or RESTFUL APIs and a secure IPMI lights-out management capability.

PERFORMANCE

The network uses BGP and IP Anycast routing to manage billions of global DNS queries per day. The UltraDNS nodes are co-located with recursive and top-level domain servers, providing near-zero latency responses amongst them.

AVAILABILITY

Ensures that your website and other assets are always available, backed by SLAs that include availability, change propagation, query latency, and customer support. DNS is delivered on a redundant 30 node platform distributed across six continents, designed for 100% uptime.

SECURITY

The UltraDNS network is engineered on a proprietary platform. Your DNS configuration is protected by multi-factor authentication, SAML-based single sign on, access control lists, and advanced role-based security. Full SHA2 TSIG protects zones transfers and elliptical encryption is available for DNSSEC.

DDoS PROTECTION

Built-in DNS DDoS protection combining local mitigation with the DDoS mitigation network, quickly defends against attacks towards the UltraDNS network, and ensures that your query uptime and availability aren’t compromised.

DNS SHIELD

To enhance both performance and security, DNS Shield’s global network of private connections between DNS and leading recursive resolvers, that are independent of the public internet, minimize the security risks of DDoS attacks and DNS spoofing, while providing low latency and better reliability for query responses.

COMPREHENSIVE SLA

Covering query resolution, query latency, packet loss, secondary DNS services, change propagation, API and portal availability, traffic management, and customer support.

LIMELIGHT DNS SERVICE CAPABILITIES

  • ■ Advanced Traffic Management with load balancing, traffic distribution and Geo IP intelligence.
  • ■ Advanced Permissions with Role-based Access Control.
  • ■ Quick and efficient change management via a web-based portal or REST API.
  • ■ View detailed reports to fully understand the performance of your DNS ecosystem.
  • ■ Dedicated 24/7 support from our team of DNS experts.
  • ■ Network Operations Center (NOC) to monitor your traffic for irregularities
  • ■ Security Operations Center to identify and mitigate DDoS attacks against your DNS

DNS GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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Fault-Tolerant Network

The UltraDNS network is engineered and designed to deliver 100% uptime and query resolution by continuing to operate in the event of an incident, rather than failing completely. By utilizing redundancy in all aspects of the service architecture, including multiple network service providers with independent delivery paths, the DNS is able to deliver the most highly-available, fault-tolerant managed DNS in the marketplace today.