Fast DNS

Cloud-based DNS for improved performance, availability and resiliency against DDoS attacks

Fast DNS provides an authoritative DNS service that offloads DNS resolution from your infrastructure to the cloud. Built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Fast DNS is architected for both performance and availability and can maintain a fast DNS experience even through the largest DDoS attacks. Fast DNS can be deployed as a primary or secondary solution with optional DNSSEC support to protect against DNS forgery and manipulation.

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  • High Availability — Leverage Akamai’s Intelligent Platform™, with thousands of DNS servers in hundreds of points of presence worldwide, to provide a high level of DNS service availability. Fast DNS comes with a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA); providing you with confidence that your customers and employees can connect to your website and application servers.
  • Fast Responses — Direct users to a high performing DNS server based on network conditions to improve responsiveness of your DNS infrastructure. The globally distributed Anycast network accelerates DNS resolutions for users connecting to your sites and applications from anywhere in the world, and zone apex mapping reduces DNS lookup times even further for websites on Akamai’s Intelligent Platform™ for an additional web application performance boost.
  • Defense Against DDoS Attacks — Protect against DDoS attacks targeting the DNS infrastructure to disrupt websites and application servers. Fast DNS provides a highly scalable DNS platform with sufficient capacity to absorb the largest DDoS attacks while responding to legitimate user requests, so you can maintain user access to faster online experiences even when you are under attack.

Additional Resources

  • White Paper: Designing DNS for Availability and Resilience against DDoS Attacks

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  • White Paper: Comparing Approaches for Web, DNS, and Infrastructure Security

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  • Case Study: Otto Group

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  • E-book: Threats and Mitigations - A Guide to Multi-Layered Web Security

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