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All posts tagged with: "Security"

Five Reasons Why ISO 27001 Certification Matters

Posted by on July 24, 2017
July 24th, 2017

ThousandEyes recently announced our achievement of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for the Information Security Management System (ISMS) supporting our network performance management software-as-a-service application. Historically, Europe and East Asia have been the leaders in terms of the number of certifications issued, but in recent years, North America has had an increasing share of the world’s certifications.… Read More »

Rostelecom Route Leak Targets E-Commerce Services

Posted by on May 1, 2017
May 1st, 2017

Last week Rostelecom, one of Russia’s largest, partially state-owned Internet service providers, leaked dozens of routes pertaining to IP addresses that belong to major financial services firms. This route leak redirected Internet traffic bound for these financial firms to Rostelcom, as some routers around the Internet decided that the new, leaked routes were preferable to the legitimate ones. … Read More »

Introduction to DNSSEC Monitoring

Posted by on March 31, 2017
March 31st, 2017

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a cornerstone of the Internet. It is a globally distributed database with a hierarchical structure that maps domain names to IP addresses. While DNS has recently been in the spotlight due to large scale DDoS attacks, its lesser known brother DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) has remained in the dark.… Read More »

Best Practices to Combat Route Leaks and Hijacks

Posted by on January 26, 2017
January 26th, 2017

In past blogs, we’ve explored how you can alert for and diagnose BGP route leaks and hijacks. Route leaks and hijacks—routing events where illegitimate prefixes are wrongly propagated through the Internet—are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot and have the potential to bring down entire swaths of the Internet.… Read More »

Running Low Latency on Hi-Rez’s Online Gaming Network

Posted by on December 21, 2016
December 22nd, 2016

In this post from ThousandEyes Connect New York, we’ll summarize the presentation by Nabil Ismail, VP of Operations & Technology at Hi-Rez Studios. During his talk, Nabil described his team’s formidable task of ensuring that they continually provide a smooth, fast online experience to their 15+ million gamers across the globe.… Read More »

Three Types of DDoS Attacks

Posted by on November 15, 2016
November 16th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been a popular topic of discussion in the past few months. We have seen a flurry of prominent DDoS attacks, such as the attacks on DNS root servers and the Dyn DNS outage, with widespread impact and the potential to disrupt communications worldwide.… Read More »

NANOG 68: Decoding Performance Data from Large-Scale Internet Outages

Posted by on November 7, 2016
November 7th, 2016

At NANOG 68 in Dallas, TX on October 18, 2016, ThousandEyes CEO Mohit Lad presented on recent outages that had large-scale effects on Internet infrastructure and availability. During his talk, Mohit discussed three recent, impactful events: the June 2016 DNS root server DDoS, the May 2016 Sea-Me-We-4 cable cut and the April 2016 AWS route leak. … Read More »

Secure DNS Management: Best Practices

Posted by on June 20, 2016
July 8th, 2016

The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the most critical components of IT infrastructure. All online services depend on its proper operation. Without DNS, users are unable to access email, CRM applications, and other services, and if DNS is compromised, users may lose their data. DNS services can be secured with the right configuration and deployment of appropriate solutions.… Read More »