BlueCat, the Enterprise DNS company, today announced the launch of BlueCat DNS Edge. Managed in the cloud, BlueCat DNS Edge is a first-of-its-kind solution that uniquely leverages DNS data to identify and assess threats, and proactively works to block them before they can reach business-critical applications or data by driving policy down to DNS control points inside the network.
The migration to the cloud, the flexibility of network virtualization, and the promise of IoT involve IT transformations which place incredible strain on the security of the enterprise. This powerful solution leverages the ubiquity of DNS to gain enterprise-wide visibility into the actions of every device on a network, including non-traditional devices such as wireless security cameras, point of sale systems, ATMs and IoT devices. Deployed inside the network, DNS Edge control points identify suspicious internal behavior, patterns and threats, regardless of whether the device is communicating inside or outside the network.
“BlueCat DNS Edge is the first DNS security solution with the flexibility to deploy anywhere businesses need it – on premise, in the cloud, and as a core part of IoT architectures,” said Andrew Wertkin, Chief Product and Technology Officer for BlueCat. “Once deployed, DNS Edge can identify and remediate threats, provide forensics for the security operations center, and deliver device-specific telemetry without the need to deploy any agent or client on the devices.”
BlueCat DNS Edge’s simple, cloud-managed deployment model leverages existing DNS infrastructure. It allows organizations to deploy, at will, with no impact to existing infrastructure while driving resilience and reducing latency. Delivered as a service, DNS Edge dynamically scales to meet anticipated and unanticipated spikes in network activity, such as seasonal activity or a sudden attack against enterprise infrastructure.
“The vast majority of data breaches are caused by internal ‘bad actors’ – people and devices accessing protected data. Every company has access to core DNS data that can predict and prevent these security incidents,” said Michael Harris, Chairman and CEO of BlueCat. “BlueCat DNS Edge is a game-changer because it lets businesses harness their DNS data to assess threats and mitigate risk.”
DNS Edge complements BlueCat’s full Enterprise DNS solution portfolio, which includes BlueCat DNS Integrity™ and BlueCat Private Cloud™. Together, they provide the foundation for open, adaptive and secure networks.