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Carriers adopting DNS for security and network optimization

The domain name system (DNS) was created 30 years ago to make the Internet simpler to use and more controllable. It has evolved to ensure greater network performance, working against malware attacks. Now, DNS is being used by telecom providers to provide security and meet some recent needs such as addressing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon.

“Telecom providers are feeling the pressure from increased data growth,” said David Contreras, VP of corporate marketing at Nominum, during a video interview. “At the same time, they are facing competition from over-the-top (OTT) applications that in some cases are taking away revenue sources. This puts pressure on telecom providers. They need to upgrade their networks, which is very expensive, but they also need to provide new services to remain competitive and relevant.”

 

Contreras pointed out that different regions in the world have different challenges. In Latin America, the challenge is security: to detect and stop malware attacks. He said that Latin America is a very important market and about 20% of Nominum’s business comes from the region.

During Futurecom 2011, RCR Wireless News interviewed Paul Mockapetris, chairman and chief scientist of Nominum, and Gary Messiana, CEO of Nominum.

 

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Roberta Prescott
Roberta Prescott
Editor, [email protected] Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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