Network Communications News (NCN) December 2016 - Page 26

S P E C I A L F E AT U R E With greater ease of access as the digital landscape grows, effective IP security is vital. IP security on the continuity of services or the speed of deployment. It can also expose companies to many risks around managing complex data. The amount of information in constant progression, combined with manual management of obsolete or unsuitable management tools, often affects the performance of a company. This type of administration is usually inefficient and can cause many errors and problems. IT teams working on projects using outdated solutions waste valuable time and the unavailability of applications or services can have a direct impact on the profitability and reputation of an organisation. Collaboration can be a big problem too. If different departments, subsidiaries or companies work together using the same data, it can become very complicated to support this without the correct tools to integrate entire information systems. Manual management of IPAM with spreadsheets is possible, but is done with very high risks. Modern DDI solutions on the other hand require less specific skills and use tools that monitor the implementation of best practices and ensure compliance on pre-defined business rules. The control of the security around DNS architectures is also an important feature in an integrated DDI project. Hackers that target DNS servers are now using different techniques, as well as using the server as the route of their attack. But the temporary loss of a DNS service in an attack is highly detrimental to operations, business continuity and even the entire company; loss of access puts its reputation at stake and can even damage the brand permanently. To be able to mitigate against the three main types of DNS threats: ‘Volum WG&>( ( WN( B( 7FVF( &v6F2W7BVVBFPFW7BDD6WF2FW6R6WF0W6RFRD26W'fW"G6VbF7B2FP6V7W&GW"2N( 26V7FW70&F6vFFR&V7FfRFv07vW"&WVW7G2खFFFFW6rVffV7FfPDD6WFFV7W&R6V7W&G@W7F&Ɨ66V7W&RD2BD5FW&R&RgW'FW"V7W&W2FB&P&V6VFVBFW6R6VFPVF66W726G&2FG&W72B6ƖVB672FWf6PFVF6FBWFVF6FW6W"BB77v&BfW&6FBWFFVBFWf6R66rࠤ'6WFR6G&2FG&W72FVF6FW6W2( vFRƗ7N( "FW&FfVǒ( &6Ɨ7N( Fw&B"FVWGv&66W70&6VBFWf6^( 2Vf7GW&W'076vVB2Bfr'6WFP6G&fW"v2FRWGv&0F2&6( 2&vvW7BGfFvRvWfW"F26( BV6W76&ǒ&W7Bf wVW7BFWf6W22FW&^( 2FR76&ƗGFB6W"֖vB( 7n( fƖB0FG&W726F2WFBFW2G6ǐ&WV&R66FW&&RVff'BFFFRvFRB&6Ɨ7G26ƖVB672FWf6RFVF6FBWFVF6Fw&G2"FVW0WGv&66W72&6VB6WGF&PFWBVBD5&WVW7BW76vRF2&6V2FR&v6F66WB&V6wW&VBFWBVBfVW2v6w2FfGVFWf6W2FWGv&vWfW"B&WV&W26v6@vVVB26W"֖v@F66fW"BW6RfƖB6ƖVB672@Fv66W72W6W"BB77v&BfW&6Fগ2RbFR7B6V7W&R&6W2vRWFFVBFWf6R66r6V7W&RFWf6RFN( 2&WBFWGv&FW6( B6Ff'W6W2 v&RBǒ6F2&fV@6gGv&RƖ6F2'WBF2WF@FW2FrFFVFgFWf6R G2W6W"ख&FW"FV7W&R6V7W&G@'W6W726FVGFW6RFG&W70vVVB&V6VFF06VB&RFV6W&W6ǒ66琧&WWFFB&GFƖR6( BW@B&6FW&R&RvǒFWVF&PDD6WF2FB6VgVF&PWGv&g&7G'V7GW&RFwV&FVP6V7W&G&VƖ&ƗG66&ƗG@&W&ƗGvR67VVFrWFWVB&VGV6r67G2@7&V6r&GV7FfGࠤb6W26FVRF&Vǒ&62WFG2FWvWfF&ǐf6R7VVBBvƗGƖ6F2ࠣ#`#R#b6V7W&G( 2Vff6VDFB#`""#b`