Farsight Security Unveils Technical Innovations, Promotions and User Community Activities to Mark DNSDB 10th Anniversary Milestone
SAN MATEO, Calif., June 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To mark the 10th anniversary of its flagship solution, DNSDB®, and the significant role it has played in helping to detect and mitigate global cyberattacks, Farsight Security®, Inc., a leading cybersecurity provider of DNS Intelligence, today announced a new DNSDB graphical web interface, DNSDB Scout Web Edition, as well as the launch of year-long promotional and user community activities.
Farsight DNSDB® is the world’s largest historical passive DNS database, with more than 100 billion DNS records. Starting with a single suspicious domain or IP address, security professionals can query DNSDB® to find related DNS digital artifacts, from name servers to other IP addresses or domain names, to gain new, actionable insights into an adversary’s malicious infrastructure.
"DNSDB was not the first service we created from the real-time Security Information Exchange (SIE), and was also not the first Passive DNS database in the world. As relevance junkies and innovators, our task was to find and make a unique contribution to this field, using our own deep prior knowledge about the DNS protocol and the business ecosystem that had sprung into existence after the commercialization and privatization of the Internet starting in the late 1990's," opined Paul Vixie, Founder and CEO of Farsight Security. "DNSDB is unique by design in four ways. First, we have the largest and most diverse sensor network, and so the best coverage of the DNS pattern space. Second, our database is wicked fast -- fast enough to use in real-time defense. Third, we avoid all knowable forms of personally identifiable information -- we see only the content of the DNS, never end-user transactions or end-user IP addresses, so our services are useless for surveillance purposes. Fourth and finally, our services inhere to the anatomy of DNS itself, and to the use of DNS as a way to deliver security. The Farsight Security team and our customers have a high bar, and we have never stopped improving our technology, and we never shall."
DNSDB 10th Anniversary: What’s New
--DNSDB Scout Web Edition: In an effort to improve the user experience for our flagship product, DNSDB, Farsight has developed and released a new web version of DNSDB Scout, the graphical interface for DNSDB, called DNSDB Scout Web Edition. Additional new features for our flagship solution will be announced and rolled out overthe next year.
--DNSDB Promotions: Starting today, every new DNSDB customer will receive a free Enterprise Block Query (EBQ) for 10,000 queries; in addition, all current DNSDB customers who renew their subscriptions on-time will receive a free EBQ for 10,000 queries. With no daily query limit, EBQ is designed to accommodate bursting usage patterns common for investigations and a must-have tool when data breaches strike. The promotion will run through May 31, 2021.
--DNSDB User Meetup Group: DNSDB Enterprise and Community Edition users who want to learn more about DNSDB best practices as well as share use cases and how DNSDB benefits their work are invited to join our new virtual meetup group and attend upcoming events. Additional user activities will be announced throughout the year.
DNSDB – Delivering the Security Difference for Global Organizations
Today Farsight DNSDB, the industry standard for historical passive DNS, is used by threat hunting and incident response teams of today’s leading government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations including financial, healthcare and manufacturing institutions, top technology firms, including leading cybersecurity companies as well as universities and other non-profits. Below is a snapshot of how DNSDB is helping to protect today’s organizations – thank you to the DNSDB users below for sharing their stories:
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