VeriSign has recently launched a new new enterprise-class service that lets companies move their Domain Name System management infrastructure off internal servers to a cloud-based environment. As reported on Datamation, VeriSign Managed DNS offers enterprises a cheap, secure way to keep their corporate websites, email and Web systems live and available without burdening the IT staff with the responsibility of managing and maintaining thousands of domains.
“According to IDG Research, nearly half of enterprise CIOs admit they are ‘primary troubled by uptime and unwilling to tolerate any disruption in service delivery.’ As companies migrate to more cloud-based alternatives for applications, storage and services, DNS management becomes more complicated and opens the door for new security issues and challenges.
“‘Network-facing services have become more critical to almost all businesses, and businesses often forget that their Internet presence is only as available and secure as their DNS infrastructure,’ Gartner’s Lydia Leong said in a statement. ‘Businesses can usually obtain improved DNS availability, performance, and security by outsourcing their DNS services.'”