DNS Infrastructure - CacheServe

CacheServe and AnswerX Resolvers

Self-defending DNS infrastructure that shields networks and subscribers

Akamai DNSi CacheServe has formed the foundation for the world’s fastest and most reliable Internet networks by enabling self-defending DNS infrastructure that shields networks and subscribers from cyberthreats.

DNSi CacheServe Product Brief

CHOOSE THE BEST DEPLOYMENT OPTION

Cloud, managed, and licensed (On-Prem) solutions are designed to align operational preferences, technical requirements, and business objectives.

REDUCE COST OF OWNERSHIP

Exceptional resolution performance means simpler networks with fewer servers and no need for load balancers or firewalls.

IMPROVE THE SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

Low-latency query responses deliver faster page loads and content delivery; resilience to traffic spikes and “always on” availability eliminate frustrating slowdowns or outages.



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OPTIMIZE CONTENT DELIVERY

Innovative features enable better mapping between content sources and requesters to improve the user experience, and minimize cost and network impact of content delivery.

OFFER SECURITY AND PERSONALIZATION SERVICES

Tightly integrated applications make it easy to leverage Akamai resolvers for revenue-generating services for consumers, small businesses, and public Wi-Fi venues.

MANAGE DNS TRAFFIC

Fine-grained policies enable value-added services and allow targeted blocking of unwanted DNS queries.

PROTECT THE DNS AND SUBSCRIBERS

Unmatched defenses deter hackers from corrupting DNS data with cache poisoning attacks that can impact subscribers.

REACH OUT TO SUBSCRIBERS

In-browser messages delivered with campaign management tools support use cases like security alerts, service notifications, bill payment reminders, and more.

COLLECT DATA TO DRIVE NETWORK INSIGHTS

Embedded resolver features collect DNS query data and essential server statistics with minimal impact on resolution performance; optional Big Data Connector integrates with analytics systems.

UNDERSTAND ESSENTIAL OPERATING METRICS

Real-time data provides instant verification that servers are operating within normal ranges; long-term charts and graphs make it simple to assess trends.

Akamai offers three different recursive DNS deployment options so the entire range of business, technical, and operational requirements can be accommodated.

Deployment/Usage

Operator licenses, deploys, and operates CacheServe software

Deployment Location

On-net, operator network

DNS Policy Ownership

Operator

Service Guarantees

Provider controlled

DNS Capacity

Dedicated

Value Added Applications

SPS ThreatAvert, SPS Secure Consumer, SPS Secure Business, SPS Secure Public Wi-Fi, SPS Reach

Management

Admin reporting portal, CLI, APIs

Deployment/Usage

Akamai deploys and operates AnswerX nodes as a managed service

Deployment Location

On-net, operator network

DNS Policy Ownership

Operator

Service Guarantees

SLA, Health Check

DNS Capacity

Dedicated

Value Added Applications

Name Controls, Search Guide

Deployment/Usage

Akamai operates AnswerX platform and offers fully outsourced rDNS

Deployment Location

Akamai Intelligent Platform™

DNS Policy Ownership

Operator

Service Guarantees

SLA, Health Check

DNS Capacity

Shared

Value Added Applications

Name Controls, Search Guide