SECURE64 SIGNS ALLIANCE WITH EUROPEAN DNSSEC EXPERTS
Sweden-based Kirei to Recommend and Implement Secure64 DNS and DNSSEC-related Products for International Clientele
DENVER, CO and GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN – November 18, 2008 – Secure64 Software Corporation announced today that it has completed an alliance with one of Europe’s most respected and influential experts in DNSSEC deployment, Swedish-based consulting firm Kirei (www.kirei.se). Kirei’s principals, Jakob Schlyter and Fredrik Ljunggren, are widely acknowledged as two of the world’s pre-eminent experts on successful DNSSEC deployments. Through this agreement, Kirei will recommend, deploy and configure Secure64’s line of DNS products – Secure64® DNS Signer, Secure64® DNS Authority and future products – as a primary component of Kirei’s DNSSEC implementations.
“We are thrilled that Schlyter and Ljunggren reached out to Secure64 because our products fill a critical need for trustworthy and secure DNS solutions,” said Steve Goodbarn, CEO and Director of Secure64. “Schlyter and Ljunggren have played a leading role in some of the biggest DNS security projects and DNSSEC deployments including the one for Sweden’s .se domain, and they know how complex, time-consuming and costly it can be for organizations to try to develop home-grown solutions to deploy DNSSEC. This agreement is a tremendous validation of our solutions and a great opportunity for Secure64 to begin expanding internationally.”
DNSSEC Critical for Securing Internet Infrastructure
“DNSSEC is critical for securing Internet infrastructure around the world, but the process of implementing it has been complex because of the lack of good commercial solutions, said Jakob Schlyter, Principal and Co-founder of Kirei. ”Secure64’s DNS security solutions dramatically simplify the process of deploying DNSSEC, and save a significant amount of time and resources for companies that are seeking to comply with DNSSEC. Having Secure64’s products as part of Kirei’s DNSSEC solution set benefits everyone.”
Secure64 DNS Signer
Secure64 DNS Signer is the first and only product that addresses each of the obstacles that have slowed the widespread deployment of DNSSEC zone signing, including the need for simplicity, security, auditability and scalability. Secure64 DNS Signer simplifies the complex process of signing DNS zones by automating all key generation, key rollover, and zone signing and resigning processes, and reduces risk by eliminating signing errors that make network resources unreachable. Secure64 DNS Signer also addresses the need to scale to extremely large, dynamic environments by providing both incremental and bulk zone signing with extremely high signing performance.
Secure64 DNS Authority
Secure64 DNS Authority is authoritative name server software that provides comprehensive protection against network threats such as malware and DoS attacks. Secure64 DNS Authority is proven to be completely immune to malware and can withstand denial-of-service attacks while still responding to legitimate queries – unlike other DNS applications that fail during network attacks. In addition, its high speed network I/O stack dramatically improves DNS query performance, allowing Secure64 DNS Authority to achieve over 100,000 queries per second, the highest performance of any authoritative name server.
For more information about Secure64 DNS Signer and Secure64 DNS Authority, visit www.secure64.com.
Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) provides authentication of the origin of DNS data, assurance of data integrity, and authenticated denial of existence – the three elements necessary to increase the security of the Internet’s DNS infrastructure. With DNSSEC Internet users know with certainty that their Internet-based communications such as web site visits and email correspondence 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. For more information about DNSSEC, visit www.dnssec-deployment.org.
Kirei AB (www.kirei.se), founded in 2005 by Jakob Schlyter and Fredrik Ljunggren, is a consultancy company with its main focus on information security management and network architectures. The Kirei founders have been working with DNS and DNS Security within the IETF community since 1999 and have played an active role in the DNSSEC standardization process as well in the deployment of DNSSEC in several top level domains.
About Secure64 Software Corporation
Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is a software developer providing secure, self-protecting, high performing server applications. Secure64’s core technology is SourceT®, a patent pending Genuinely Secure™ micro OS designed from the ground up to make the micro OS and any applications running on it immune to rootkits and malware and resistant to network attacks. Unlike conventional operating systems with insecure architectures, SourceT does not need to be hardened, patched and protected to minimize exposure to vulnerabilities.
SourceT applications such as Secure64 DNS Authority and Secure64 DNS Signer do not require protection from firewalls, intrusion prevention or DDoS mitigation devices. By simplifying and consolidating network infrastructures, Secure64 applications help IT professionals reduce costs and risks while achieving unparalleled levels of reliability and performance. For more information, visit www.secure64.com.
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