DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PURCHASES SECURE64 DNSSEC SOFTWARE APPLIANCE
Labor Employs Secure64 DNS Signer Department-Wide to Meet OMB Mandate
DENVER, CO – October 6, 2009 – Secure64 Software Corporation announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor has purchased the company’s Secure64 DNS Signer product to meet the OMB mandate to implement DNSSEC and increase security of its Internet infrastructure, including DNS services. The Domain Name System (DNS) is responsible for translating host names to IP addresses (and vice versa) and is critical for the correct operation of any Internet enabled device. The six figure contract was purchased on the SEWP government contract through Secure64 partner Alvarez & Associates, a leading IT systems integrator for the federal government.
The Department of Labor experimented with manual deployment, but wanted an automated solution to sign DNS data for all agencies. For its competitive review of DNSSEC applications, the Department of Labor used the NIST published requirements, and investigated all commercial DNSSEC signing products that could be procured through a federal government contract. Secure64 DNS Signer was selected based on its ability to meet the NIST requirements while providing full DNSSEC automation and a very high degree of security. Secure64’s product was viewed as the most automated and secure DNSSEC appliance and the best approach for reducing the effort required deploying and maintaining DNSSEC.
“Working with the Department of Labor was a pleasure,” said Steve Goodbarn, CEO and Director of Secure64. “It was great to work with such a knowledgeable group that clearly understands DNSSEC and its critical role in an overall cyber security strategy.”
Secure64 DNS Signer is a software product that fully automates Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) key generation, key rollover, zone signing and re-signing processes. It reduces deployment and administration costs while eliminating errors that can cause domains to become unavailable. The software also scales to extremely large, dynamic environments by safely keeping DNSSEC signing keys online while providing incremental zone signing and extremely high signing performance.
DNSSEC adds a critically needed level of trust to the Internet by allowing users to know with certainty that their Internet-based communications such as web site visits, email correspondence and even SSL and VPN sessions actually connect to the parties they intend to reach. DNSSEC thwarts attacks such as pharming, cache poisoning and DNS redirection that have been used to commit fraud, distribute malware, or steal personal or confidential information. Due to its importance, the United States Office of Management and Budget issued an OMB mandate that all federal agencies must implement DNSSEC by December 2009.
The company’s other DNS product, Secure64 DNS Authority, is an authoritative name server software product that’s available at all times – even during network attacks or restarts. It delivers the availability and security required in today’s networks, without the cost and complexity of conventional solutions.
For more information about DNSSEC, Secure64 DNS Signer and Secure64 DNS Authority, visit www.secure64.com.
About Secure64 Software Corporation
Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64® is a software company offering high-performance DNS server software that makes the DNS trustworthy and secure. Secure64 currently offers two DNS server applications based on SourceT® – the company’s patent pending Genuinely Secure™ micro OS. Secure64 DNS Signer is the first DNSSEC signing software to make DNSSEC deployment simple and secure. Secure64 DNS Authority is secure DNS server software that is available at all times -– even during network attacks or restarts.
By using Secure64 software, organizations can break the costly and reactive patch management and OS hardening cycle because only Secure64 software is immune to compromise from rootkits and malware and resistant to network attacks that are the source of today’s most serious security threats. For more information, visit www.secure64.com.
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