Primary or Secondary DNS
Deploying a few DNS servers in corporate or cloud data centers might work well for small organizations but is not a sound approach for enterprises whose businesses rely on the Internet. Edge DNS can be used to replace existing DNS infrastructure or to augment primary DNS with a cloud-based DNS that combines high availability, scale, and security.
Highly Available Websites and Applications
Backed by a 100% uptime service-level agreement (SLA), Akamai’s globally distributed anycast network, consisting of thousands of servers deployed across 195 points of presence (PoPs) in 26 countries, practically assures 24/7 availability of DNS resources, regardless of where and when end users are connected.
Improving End-User Experiences
Reduced latency, resulting from the likelihood that an Edge DNS server is deployed close to your end users, leads to reduced page load times and better overall performance.
Features such as zone apex mapping and vanity names also improve DNS lookups and tie in nicely with Akamai Web Performance solutions.
Simplify Data Center/IaaS DNS Visibility and Threat Protection
Your business applications may be accessing malicious external resources. Simply redirect your application DNS traffic to Enterprise Threat Protector for 100% visibility, increased security, and improved compliance.
What is Edge DNS?
The importance of DNS reliability and availability cannot be overstated. When your DNS is attacked or goes out of service, your website and applications become unreachable, and that’s bad for your business. This is why relying solely on your own DNS servers, or on a single provider, makes your DNS — and by extension, your business — vulnerable.
Edge DNS is an authoritative DNS service that moves your DNS resolution from your premises or data centers to the Akamai Intelligent Edge. Edge DNS is architected for nonstop DNS availability and high performance, even through the largest DDoS attacks.
Edge DNS can be deployed as a primary or secondary solution with optional DNSSEC support to protect against DNS forgery and manipulation.