Black Lotus Selects Afilias to Improve DNS Reliability

(Ping! Zine) – Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced that Black Lotus Communications has selected Afilias’ FlexDNSSM Platform to provide DNS infrastructure in support of its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection solutions. Black Lotus needed to replace its previous DNS provider in order to improve its resiliency to DDoS attacks and achieve better economy in its DNS management. 
 
“Outsourcing our DNS allows us to focus on our core competencies and leverage numerous off-site nodes to discourage DDoS attacks against our name resolution infrastructure,” said Jeffrey Lyon, President of Black Lotus. “Since switching to Afilias, we were able to cut our costs by more than 50 percent and receive more value for about the same cost of running our own off-site nodes.”
 
Afilias’ FlexDNS Platform provides three different ways to utilize Afilias’ DNS network: A Web-based portal, AXFR (DNS zone transfer), or an Application Programming Interface (API). Black Lotus selected Afilias’ Web-based portal, which provides a simple, easy-to-use online interface to manage DNS settings for small or large portfolios of domains. The Web-portal also provides bulk import functionality, an advanced reporting suite, and enhanced security alerts and notifications. 
 
Black Lotus also selected Afilias’ SiteCertainTM IP monitoring and failover service to ensure that their customers will always have a working IP address to failover to incase of emergency or compromise.

“Any organization that is providing critical services across the Internet needs to take their DNS seriously and ensure that they avoid single points of failure,” said John Kane, Vice President of Corporate Services for Afilias.  “We are pleased to provide Black Lotus with both a valuable and cost-effective DNS solution to enhance the resiliency and reliability of their important DDoS protection services.”

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