Secure64 Adds SIP Monitoring to Secure64® DNS Authority

Add-on automatically routes VOIP calls away from unavailable servers

Greenwood Village, CO – June 30, 2016 – Secure64, provider of the world’s most secure DNS products, has released the Service Optimization Module for Secure64® DNS Authority™, which added the ability to monitor the availability of SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) servers in real time, and automatically route calls away from servers that are unavailable.

DNS, the domain name system, is a mission-critical component of IP-based communication networks. When a VOIP (Voice over IP) call is placed, it is routed to a SIP server by using DNS lookups. The call setup time (the time it takes to get a call ringing) depends on the speed of response from both the DNS and the SIP servers. If a SIP Server is down, the call can take a long time to complete – and call set up time is a critically important metric to ensure high customer satisfaction.

“This add-on to the DNS server is simpler and more cost-effective than deploying general purpose traffic management solutions.” said Mark Beckett, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Secure64. “No additional device is needed to either buy or manage, lowering total cost of ownership.”

The Service Optimization Module is available now. To learn more, visit www.secure64.com/service-optimization-module .

About Secure64 Software Corporation

Secure64 is a DNS software company that provides the most secure DNS products in the world. Secure64 patented technology has been proven to be immune to compromise from rootkits and malware and resistant to network attacks that are the source of today’s most serious security threats.

Secure64 offers a suite of trusted and secure DNS products for caching, signing and authoritative use. This means companies will no longer have to worry about expensive and embarrassing attacks from sophisticated hackers who compromise or hijack their domain names. Secure64 products are currently used by such notable government organizations as the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Interior and telecommunications giants including T-Mobile, Sprint, Century Link and Telefonica. To learn more about Secure64 visit  www.secure64.com .

Leading Algerian Mobile Operator Selects Secure64® DNS Cache

For Immediate Release:
Theresa DeGroote
Secure64 Software Corporation
303-242-5900
Theresa.DeGroote@secure64.com
www.secure64.com

Leading Algerian Mobile Operator Selects Secure64® DNS Cache

Greenwood Village, CO – November 16th, 2016 – Secure64, the leading provider of Genuinely Secure DNS servers today announced that a leading Algerian Mobile Operator has selected Secure64 DNS Cache for x86 for their network infrastructure. The company currently offers 2G, 3G and 4G services.

“This mobile operator was looking to drive flexibility and cost savings, while keeping their DNS servers secure, and subscribers and their devices safe,” said Mark Beckett, VP of Products and Marketing, Secure64. “Secure64 DNS Cache provides built-in DDoS protection as well as a secure operating system, negating the need for additional security devices to protect the DNS. This leads to an always available but highly cost-effective network.”

DNS security is a primary concern of wireless providers, given the dramatic increase in denial of service attacks, punctuated by the massive DDOS attack against DNS provider Dyn. That attack used the Internet of Things (IoT) in a massive botnet and security experts expect more and potentially larger attacks in the future as the IOT grows.

About Secure64 Software Corporation

Secure64 brings trust to the internet through its suite of purpose-built, secure, DNS-based network security products. The company was built on a foundation of security and has forged solutions that are self-protecting and immune to malware.  Secure64 secures the DNS infrastructures of leading service providers, government agencies and enterprises globally.

Secure64 is a privately held company founded by technology and financial veterans and boasts deep technical and global experience in its leadership and staff.  It is the only DNS solution provider that has authored a secure micro OS, automated the deployment of DNSSEC and built self-protecting DNS servers. For more information, visit www.secure64.com

SECURE64 ANNOUNCES PLATFORM CONTROL SOFTWARE THAT IMPROVES SECURITY AND PERFORMANCE

SourceT Platform Control Software Overcomes Current OS Security Limitations, Providing a Self-Protecting Design

GREENWOOD VILLAGE , CO – March 7, 2006: Secure64 Software Corporation, a software developer, today announced SourceT™ platform control software that establishes a secure foundation to significantly enhance the security, performance, and scalability of network and enterprise applications.  Designed from the ground up for security and performance, and providing a fully asynchronous network I/O stack and the ability to host guest operating systems and their applications, SourceT software offers a fundamentally efficient way of addressing IT costs and security concerns of the enterprise.

“Existing general-purpose operating systems continue to employ an extended two-level hierarchical hardware protection model introduced over 40 years ago,” stated Dr. Bill Worley, Chief Technology Officer, Secure64. “The complexities of these operating systems, the enormous amounts of code that must execute at the highest hardware privilege level, and the limitations of the old hardware protection model make it impossible to establish the security properties and high performance levels required by enterprise servers in today’s fully connected world. Our newly architected platform control software enables the development of inherently secure, self-protecting systems.”

SourceT platform control software leverages commercial, off-the-shelf hardware for:

Unparalleled Security – SourceT works in conjunction with Intel’s® Itanium® 2 microprocessor to establish a secure, compartmentalized memory environment. This provides protection for crypto keys, policy control data, and other types of information requiring high security.  The software architecture provides no paths for injecting root kits or other malicious code intended to execute at the highest hardware privilege level.

High-Speed Performance – Applications built on SourceT leverage the newly architected I/O stack with a fully asynchronous, scalable, and non-blocking protocol, to process network traffic at gigabit line speeds.

Parallel Performance – SourceT harnesses Itanium® 2’s parallel performance characteristics, greatly improving performance.

Capacity Advantage – The low overhead of SourceT leaves the majority of the processor cycles available for application computation.

Greater Scalability – SourceT can harness the power of multiple cores and still leave sufficient headroom in each processing core. Processing capacity can scale nearly linearly for system functions and applications.  Scalability can be even further enhanced through the use of blade hardware configurations.

“By leveraging heretofore underutilized security, performance and virtualization features built into Itanium® 2, we offer a route out of many of the vulnerability-exploit-patch cycles without replacing major operating systems and their applications,” stated Steve Goodbarn, CEO, Secure64.  “The added benefit of our platform is significantly higher performance. Our software can be deployed to enhance the security and performance of many network and enterprise applications with a demonstrable payback for the end customer.”

SourceT architecture has the following attributes:

  • Establishes root trust at boot time
  • Extends chains of trust throughout the platform control software and initialized guest operating system software
  • Utilizes memory compartmentalization and enforces minimum required privilege policies to strengthen security properties
  • Provides a self-protecting platform for network and enterprise applications
  • Increases application performance
  • Provides greater capacity for application processing
  • Provides low latency

Secure64 is a member of the Itanium Solutions Alliance and is engaged with several of its members. The company is seeking additional strategic partners interested in taking advantage of the features and benefits SourceT technology has to offer.

For more information on SourceT or becoming a Secure64 partner, contact sales@secure64.com.

About Secure64

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is an enterprise software developer providing holistic, self-protecting security for enterprise applications. Secure64 has developed SourceT, a “Genuinely Secure” software technology. Designed by a world-class team of software engineers, SourceT makes applications immune to compromise from rootkits and malware, and resistant to network attacks, while also significantly boosting performance and reliability. Unlike other “hardened” software technologies that have been manipulated to minimize exposure to threats, SourceT was built from the ground up to help enterprises ensure the security, integrity and availability of their mission-critical applications. Secure64 has core patents pending covering its software technology.

Company Contact

Domenic Gianfrancesco
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Secure64 Software Corporation
(303) 242-5895
domg@secure64.com

Press Contacts
Rich Miller                                                                         Steve Herrmann
Trippe & Company                                                           Trippe & Company
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SECURE64 SHIPS THE FIRST AND ONLY DNS SERVER SOFTWARE IMMUNE TO MALWARE AND RESISTANT TO NETWORK ATTACKS

Secure64 DNS™ is also the world’s fastest authoritative DNS, delivering over 100,000 queries per second

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – March 19, 2007 – Secure64 Software Corporation, a software developer with the only Genuinely Secure™ software technology and server applications, today announced the general availability of Secure64 DNS™ – DNS server software with the only built-in denial-of-service protection to help ensure Internet-dependent businesses are always accessible. Secure64 DNS is completely immune to compromise from rootkits and malware, and provides the highest authoritative DNS performance in the world at over 100,000 queries per second.

“DNS is one of the weakest links in IT infrastructures,” stated Steve Goodbarn, President, CEO and Director, Secure64. “Denial-of-service attacks and remotely exploitable security vulnerabilities threaten both the availability and integrity of existing Domain Name Systems. If DNS servers go down, the Web goes down, email goes down and entire e-businesses go down. Customers get frustrated, companies lose revenue and their brands suffer. Secure64 DNS is the only DNS server software that can withstand denial-of-service attacks and still respond to legitimate queries, up to the saturation point of a Gigabit line.”

For services providers, e-businesses and other companies whose viability depends on continuous operations and high availability, Secure64 DNS offers many unique and business-critical benefits, including:

  • Improved Performance – Responds to more than 100,000 queries per second, over 10 times the capacity of a typical BIND server running on an x86 platform
  • Increased Security – Cannot be compromised by rootkits or malware, which can carry out “pharming” attacks that compromise DNS zone data and result in identity theft and credit card fraud
  • Increased Availability and “Up Time” – Offers high-speed packet processing and the unique capability to protect and mitigate high volume denial-of-service attacks (including UDP reflected floods)
  • Reduced Operating Expenses – Reduces power consumption, eliminates operating system hardening and emergency vulnerability patching, and greatly simplifies configuration
  • Reduced Capital Expenditures – Delivers higher capacity and the ability to block denial-of-service attacks resulting in fewer servers and a reduced need to over-provision
  • Compatibility – Interoperates with existing DNS infrastructures, leveraging existing investments

“Secure64 has optimized its solution for the HP Integrity rx2660 Server so that it can provide ISPs, managed service providers and e-businesses a complete DNS solution that delivers impressive levels of security, performance and reliability, ” said Michelle Weiss, Vice President of Marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. “The rx2660 was designed to bring the power, reliability and availability of mission-critical computing to a broader range of enterprise customers and the Secure64 DNS server application advances these benefits.”

Secure64 DNS is the first software application released by Secure64 based on SourceT®, a micro OS designed from the ground up with a secure architecture to make any application running on top of it immune to compromise from rootkits and malware and resistant to network attacks. Unlike other companies that secure products by hardening the underlying OS, Secure64’s Genuinely Secure approach locks down application code and data in hardware-protected memory that malicious code cannot penetrate.

“Secure64’s innovative new product is one of the first in the market to take full advantage of Intel’s hardware architected security protections that are unique to the Itanium® 2 processor,” said Kirk Skaugen, Vice President, Digital Enterprise Group and General Manager, Server Platforms Group, Intel Corporation. “The integration of Itanium’s security capabilities through Secure64 DNS on HP Integrity® servers helps to simplify and secure data center technologies that are connected to the Internet. Intel looks forward to continued collaboration with Secure64 to enable genuinely secure computing.”

“Our patent-pending technology capitalizes on the protection key-based memory compartmentalization, fine-grained memory access controls, large register sets and high instruction-level parallelism of Intel’s Itanium microprocessors,” stated Dr. Bill Worley, Chief Technology Officer and Director, Secure64, and the principal architect of both the PA-RISC and PA-Wide Word (the basis for Itanium) processor architectures. “This allows Secure64 DNS uniquely to address both the performance and security concerns that characterize today’s DNS environment.”

Secure64 DNS is available now and competitively priced at $9,995. Secure64 DNS can be purchased directly through Secure64 by calling 303-242-5890, or emailing sales@secure64.com. Secure64 DNS is currently supported on the HP rx2660 Integrity server, which can be purchased directly from HP or an authorized HP reseller.

About Secure64

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is a software developer providing secure, self-protecting, high performance server applications. Secure64 has developed SourceT®, a Genuinely Secure™ micro OS. Designed by a world-class team of software engineers, SourceT makes applications immune to compromise from rootkits and malware, and resistant to network attacks, while also significantly boosting performance and reliability. Unlike other “hardened” software technologies that have been manipulated to minimize exposure to vulnerabilities, SourceT was built from the ground up to help organizations ensure the security, integrity and availability of their mission-critical applications. Secure64 has core patents pending covering its software technology.

Company Contact
Mark Beckett
Vice President, Marketing
Secure64 Software Corporation
(303) 242-5899
mark.beckett@secure64.com

Press Contacts
Karla Trippe                                                                      Steve Herrmann
Trippe & Company                                                            Trippe & Company
970-468-1850                                                                   (303) 823-6132
ktrippe@trippecompany.com                                           sherrmann@trippecompany.com

For more information visit https://secure64.com

SECURE64 WINS ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION AWARD

Company’s SourceT Micro OS Recognized by Itanium® Solutions Alliance
as foremost solution to produce enhanced business operations in areas
such as increased ROI and IT consolidation

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – April 17, 2007 – Secure64 Software Corporation, the only software developer with Genuinely Secure™ software technology and server applications that are immune to malware and highly resistant to network attacks, today announced it has won the Entrepreneurial Innovation Award from the Itanium Solutions Alliance. Secure64’s patented SourceT® micro OS won the category’s top prize for its ability to enhance business operations in areas such as IT consolidation, increased ROI, new product development and increased customer satisfaction. Secure64 received a $50,000 cash prize for its first place finish.

The award comes on the heels of Secure64’s successful launch of its new product, Secure64 DNS – the first application offered by Secure64 based on SourceT. SourceT is a Genuinely Secure micro OS that offers a secure, high performance foundation for a wide range of network and server applications. SourceT comprises a secure, scalable and extensible operating system kernel along with an asynchronous, non-blocking, self-protecting network I/O stack.

“We are very honored to receive this award, and are especially proud of what it recognizes in our products,” stated Steve Goodbarn, CEO, Secure64. “Secure64 DNS can be connected directly to the Internet without protection from network security devices and maintains availability under all types of network attacks. SourceT can bring the same security to many other network and server applications.”

The Innovation Contest was open to any solution deployed in an operational configuration using at least one Intel® Itanium® 2 processor, and membership in Alliance was not required. Over 12,000 applications are currently being developed and deployed for Itanium 2-based solutions. Among those entered in the contest, Secure64’s SourceT was ultimately chosen from a select group of seven finalists.

“Secure64’s entry in the Innovation Contest’s Entrepreneurial category is an innovative solution that also has broad, immediate use for IT users around the globe,” said Robin Drummond, Itanium Solutions Alliance president. “Secure64’s SourceT micro operating system builds upon the inherent capabilities of the Intel Itanium architecture to provide increased defense against network attacks in mission-critical computing.”

Key characteristics of the SourceT micro OS include:

  • Fully authenticated boot process eliminates rootkits
  • Secured runtime environment prohibits malware
  • Protected highest privilege level prevents machine compromise
  • Secured file system safely stores secrets
  • Self-protecting I/O stack resists network attacks
  • Defined authorization categories minimizes illegal access

The panel of judges included prominent members of the technology and academic communities, including executives from Intel, Symantec, IDC and Computer Associates, the co-founder and head of the Ph.D. graduate school of economics, computer science and robotics at the University of Versailles, and the managing director for the Gelato Foundation.

Judging criteria used in the Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Contest included how the solution uses inherent features of Itanium, the results produced by the solution, the cost/benefits of the solution, difficulty of the challenge addressed by the solution and originality.

About Secure64

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is a software developer providing secure, self-protecting, high performance server applications. Secure64 has developed SourceT®, a Genuinely Secure™ micro OS. Designed by a world-class team of software engineers, SourceT makes applications immune to compromise from rootkits and malware, and resistant to network attacks, while also significantly boosting performance and reliability. Unlike other “hardened” software technologies that have been manipulated to minimize exposure to vulnerabilities, SourceT was built from the ground up to help organizations ensure the security, integrity and availability of their mission-critical applications. Secure64 has core patents pending covering its software technology. For more information visit www.secure64.com.

About The Itanium Solutions Alliance

The Itanium Solutions Alliance was formed by leading enterprise and technical computing solutions providers to work together toward a common objective of transitioning the world to open, industry-standard solutions based on Intel Itanium architecture. Together with leading enterprise software and hardware providers, the Alliance is dedicated to accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of Itanium-based solutions. Its membership comprises some of the most influential companies in the computing industry. For more information, visit www.itaniumsolutionsalliance.org.

Company Contact

Mark Beckett
Vice President, Marketing
Secure64 Software Corporation
(303) 242-5899
mark.beckett@secure64.com

Press Contacts

Karla Trippe
Trippe & Company
970-468-1850
ktrippe@trippecompany.com

Steve Herrmann
Trippe & Company
303) 823-6132
sherrmann@trippecompany.com

SECURE64 INTRODUCES “STOP LIVING IN DENIAL”CAMPAIGN AT ISPCON

Trade Show Attendees Can Launch Denial of Service Attacks on New Secure64 DNS Application

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – May 16, 2007 – Secure64 Software Corporation, a software developer with the only Genuinely Secure™ software technology and server applications, today announced it will conduct its first ever real-time, interactive demonstrations of its Secure64 DNS software application for the general public at ISPCON Spring 2007. Secure64’s “Stop Living in Denial” campaign kicks-off at ISPCON and allow anyone to launch a denial of service attack to try and bring down Secure64 DNS.

 Secure64 DNS is the only DNS server application on the market today that is completely immune to malware and resistant to network attacks, and provides the highest authoritative DNS performance in the world at over 100,000 queries per second.

 “Since the launch of Secure64 DNS in March, many IT professionals have challenged our product claims,” said Mark Beckett, Vice President of Marketing at Secure64. “Our intent at ISPCON is to definitively prove that, while one of today’s most commonly-used DNS server solutions effectively drops offline under malicious attacks, Secure64 DNS remains 100% responsive to legitimate Internet traffic under the same attack conditions.”

 The demonstration will pit the company’s own Secure64 DNS application running on a dual core Itanium HP Integrity server against a popular BIND/Linux DNS configuration running on a dual core Sun® Opteron™ server. Both servers will be loaded to maximum query capacity, then visitors will be invited to launch TCP SYN floods or UDP reflected floods at both servers simultaneously and observe how each server responds to the simulated attacks.

 The DNS, or Domain Name System, has become an increasingly popular target of malicious attacks, claiming high profile victims such as Network Solutions, MySQL, GoDaddy.com as well as the main root servers that make up the backbone of the DNS itself. Microsoft recently sent a panic through the industry when it announced a DNS vulnerability in its Windows server operating systems.

 

Secure64 DNS Benefits

For services providers, e-businesses and other companies whose viability depends on continuous operations and high availability, Secure64 DNS offers many unique and business-critical benefits, including:

  • Improved Performance – Responds to more than 100,000 queries per second, over 10 times the capacity of a typical BIND server running on an x86 platform
  • Increased Security – Cannot be compromised by rootkits or malware, which can carry out “pharming” attacks that compromise DNS zone data and result in identity theft and credit card fraud
  • Increased Availability and “Up Time” – Offers high-speed packet processing and the unique capability to protect and mitigate high volume denial-of-service attacks (including UDP reflected floods)
  • Reduced Operating Expenses – Reduces power consumption, eliminates operating system hardening and emergency vulnerability patching, and greatly simplifies configuration
  • Reduced Capital Expenditures – Delivers higher capacity and the ability to block denial-of-service attacks resulting in fewer servers and a reduced need to over-provision
  • Compatibility – Interoperates with existing DNS infrastructures, leveraging existing investments

The Secure64 DNS demonstration will be conducted within ISPCON booth #514. ISPCON, the leading event for wired and wireless ISPs, takes place May 23-25 in Orlando, Florida.

More information on Secure64 DNS can be found at https://secure64.com/products.

About Secure64

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is a software developer providing secure, self-protecting, high performance server applications.  Secure64 has developed SourceT®, a Genuinely Secure™ micro OS.  Designed by a world-class team of software engineers, SourceT makes applications immune to compromise from rootkits and malware, and resistant to network attacks, while also significantly boosting performance and reliability.  Unlike other “hardened” software technologies that have been manipulated to minimize exposure to vulnerabilities, SourceT was built from the ground up to help organizations ensure the security, integrity and availability of their mission-critical applications.  Secure64 has core patents pending covering its software technology.

Company Contact

Mark Beckett

Vice President, Marketing

Secure64

(303) 242-5899

mark.beckett@secure64.com

Press Contacts

Steve Herrmann
Trippe and Company
(303) 823-6132
sherrmann@trippecompany.com

Karla Trippe

Trippe and Company

(970) 468-1850

ktrippe@trippecompany.com

SECURE64 TO HOST WEBINAR FOR IT PROFESSIONALS ENTITLED “SECURE DNS: THE FOUNDATION FOR UTILITY-GRADE NETWORKS

Leading independent analyst firm and Secure64 to discuss the investment and architectural best practices needed to create a reliable, guaranteed IP “dial tone” built on the concept of a Genuinely Secure DNS

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – July 02, 2007 – Secure64 Software Corporation, a software developer with the only Genuinely Secure™ software technology and server applications, today announced it will host a live, interactive Webinar featuring Forrester Research entitled, “Secure DNS: The Foundation for Utility Grade Networks” on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 2:00 PM EST. To register, visit: www.eseminarslive.com.

The acceleration of change in today’s business has a dramatic impact on IT architectures. Companies are committing to services-oriented architectures, virtualization, and ubiquitous mobility, among others, in order to drive more revenue, decrease operational costs, and make users more productive. This highly instructive Webinar will offer insights into these drivers and how companies are reacting.

Join Robert Whiteley, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research, and Mark Beckett, Vice President of Marketing, Secure64 as they consider whether today’s corporate networks are ready for these architectures, and learn the critical role underlying (yet often-neglected) services like DNS play in this evolution. Specifically, Whiteley and Beckett will provide engaging and practical discussions on:

  • The business drivers in both enterprise and service provider networks;
  • The architectural best practices needed to create utility-grade networks;
  • How to deliver a reliable IP “dial tone” built upon a Genuinely Secure DNS;
  • Where to start, what pitfalls to avoid and how to maximize your investment;
  • Why companies that avoid a utility-grade network — and DNS in particular — will suffer bottlenecks;
  • The challenges associated with DNS upgrades and how to overcome them;
  • Concrete “dos” and “don’ts” for improving your network and DNS architecture, including how to keep your DNS immune from rootkits and malware and highly resistant to network attacks.

Webinar Details

What:      Secure64 Webinar – “Secure DNS: The Foundation for Utility-Grade Networks”
Who:       Robert Whiteley, Forrester Research; Mark Beckett, Secure64
When:     Wednesday July 11, 2007; 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific
Where:    Web-based Seminar. To register, visit:

http://www.eseminarslive.com/article2/0,2144,2147653,00.asp?partnerref=CL071107Secure
Contact: Tracy Williams, Secure64
Phone: (303) 242 5903
Tracy.Williams@secure64.com

About Secure64

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 patented Genuinely Secure™ micro OS designed from the ground up to make the micro OS and any applications running on it immune from 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. By simplifying and consolidating network infrastructures, SourceT-based applications help IT professionals reduce the costs and risks from potential security breaches while achieving unparalleled levels of reliability and performance. For more information, visitwww.secure64.com.

Company Contact

Mark Beckett

Vice President, Marketing

Secure64

(303) 242-5899

mark.beckett@secure64.com
Press Contacts

Steve Herrmann
Trippe and Company
(303) 823-6132
sherrmann@trippecompany.com

Karla Trippe

Trippe and Company

(970) 468-1850

ktrippe@trippecompany.com

NEW STUDY SHOWS MOST INTERNET-DEPENDENT BUSINESSES LOSING COSTLY BATTLE AGAINST DNS ATTACKS

Despite deploying multiple security measures, majority still hit by malware; many predict high likelihood of losing productivity, revenue – even entire business – if they were to experience significant Internet disruption

Denver, CO, July 17, 2007 – A recent independent study of 465 IT and business professionals has revealed that companies are having to deploy a costly and often complex mélange of security measures to keep their DNS (Domain Name Systems) protected from malicious attackers. Even so, many businesses remain vulnerable, as over half the respondents reported having fallen victim to some form of malware attack. Over one third had been hit by a denial-of-service attack while over 44 percent had experienced either a pharming or cache poisoning attack. Findings showed both external and internal DNS servers were equally vulnerable, as both types succumbed to attacks with roughly the same frequency.

Mazerov Research and Consulting – an international provider of technology and market research – conducted the study on behalf of Secure64 Software Corporation.

Internet Dependence

The findings underscore a disturbing trend as businesses are forced to find new ways to protect their IT infrastructure from Internet-based intrusions, yet are placing an incredibly high degree of dependency on continuous Internet connectivity. In this survey of businesses decision-makers, over half (54 percent) explained their companies are ‘totally or extremely dependent’ on uninterrupted Internet connectivity; another 26 percent said their company was very dependent.  Only 6 percent said their company was not very dependent on Internet connectivity. Growing business dependence on Internet connectivity is the very vulnerability that allows malware to attack DNS.

Reliability, Immunity, Availability Most Important

Not surprisingly, respondents placed a high premium on being able to count on their DNS to work consistently and to ward off potentially crippling attacks. When asked to name an essential or extremely important attribute of a DNS solution, the top five responses included:

  • Reliability (67 percent)
  • Immunity to exploits, rootkits and malware (54 percent)
  • Availability during denial-of-service attacks (52 percent)
  • Simple to manage (48 percent)
  • Fast query responses – low latency/high performance (46 percent)

However, respondents admitted that trying to achieve these “must-have” DNS characteristics was challenging and required a significant investment in time, money and effort. Three-fourths of all respondents devote valuable resources to continuously patch their operating systems. Others reported having to harden operating systems, invest in dedicated firewalls, and add DNS appliances, DoS mitigation services and other network security devices. On average, respondents typically use at least 3.5 overlapping methods simultaneously to shore up their DNS security.

Downtime and Potential Damage, Loss

When asked how long their business could weather being taken offline before significant problems occurred, IT personnel were more sensitive to the issue than those occupying C-suites. According to the study, C-level executives estimated they could withstand losing Internet connectivity for just over two hours (126 minutes), whereas IT managers estimated it would only be 105 minutes before significant problems arose. Other IT personnel – who may be most directly responsible for maintaining Internet uptime – estimated an even shorter timeframe at an average of 72 minutes.

Respondents were also asked to assess what the likely impact would be on the health of their business if they were to experience a loss of Internet connectivity for a significant period of time. Maybe most alarming was 12 percent of participants claimed they would be extremely or somewhat likely to go out of business completely. Other responses included:

  • Loss of productivity (74 percent)
  • Unable to conduct the most basic business functions (54 percent)
  • Loss of significant revenue (40 percent)
  • Brand damage would suffer (39 percent)

When asked what the most catastrophic problem would be in the event of a major Internet disruption, 37 percent feared losing email whereas 47 percent identified the disruption of other Web-dependent services such as e-commerce, VOIP and customer support. Surprisingly, only 17 percent indicated that a failure of their DNS – the underlying system that makes email and other Web services possible – would be their most catastrophic problem.

“IT professionals are clearly facing a Sisyphean task when it comes to keeping their DNS secure,” stated Bob Mazerov, founder and principal of Mazerov Research. “What’s particularly interesting is that most respondents perceived the loss of email and other Web services as being a bigger problem than the loss of DNS. This suggests an enduring lack of focus, attention and awareness among IT and business professionals regarding the important and primary role DNS plays within the infrastructure of today’s Internet-dependent enterprise.”

 

About the Research Study

Mazerov Research & Consulting, LLC of Denver conducted the survey of IT professionals in February/March of 2007. The Internet-based survey was conducted online among 465 respondents nationwide, all with authority in their IT department and authority over DNS; among decision-makers across a breadth of industries from government to manufacturing to media and tourism; and included VARs, Integrators and ISPs.  Virtually all economic sectors were included.  The survey was also conducted across company size from under $1 million to over $250 million in revenue and from large and small IT staffs. A survey of 465 conducted using this method yields a margin of ± 4.5 percent.

Complete survey results are available on the Mazerov Research & Consulting Web site at www.mazerovresearch.com.

About Secure64

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 patented Genuinely Secure™ micro OS designed from the ground up to make the micro OS and any applications running on it immune from 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. By simplifying and consolidating network infrastructures, SourceT-based applications help IT professionals reduce the costs and risks from potential security breaches while achieving unparalleled levels of reliability and performance. For more information, visitwww.secure64.com.

About Mazerov Research & Consulting

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Mazerov Research and Consulting (MR&C) enables its clients to enter the market more effectively, garner market share more efficiently, and develop winning programs more economically through insightful, thoughtful use of marketing research and strategic consulting. We help our clients – small, medium and large companies in a broad range of industries – make better decisions, launch successful products and services, craft and execute more effective marketing and advertising programs, and support more effective sales programs.  Since 1993, MR&C has helped clients develop over $5 billion in new products, improved sales performance, and advertising programs.

 

Company Contacts

Mark Beckett

Vice President, Marketing

Secure64

(303) 242-5899

mark.beckett@secure64.com

Robert Mazerov

Founder & Principal

Mazerov Research & Consulting

(303) 741-2369

bobm@mazerovresearch.com

Press Contacts

Steve Herrmann
Trippe and Company
(303) 823-6132
sherrmann@trippecompany.com

Karla Trippe

Trippe and Company

(970) 468-1850

ktrippe@trippecompany.com

SECURE64 INTEGRATES DNS APPLICATION WITH SWSOFT PEM SOFTWARE

Driven By Customer Demand, Integrated Offering Combines Highly Secure, High Performing DNS Application with Datacenter Automation Services

Greenwood Village, CO, August 21, 2007: Secure64 Software Corporation, a software developer with the only Genuinely Secure™ software technology and server applications, today announced plans to integrate its Secure64 DNS application with SWsoft PEM data center automation platform, which will make it easier for PEM customers to provision and deploy Secure64 DNS.

The collaboration between Secure64 and SWSoft was initiated in response to requests from customers of both companies for integration between Secure64 DNS and PEM.

“As a long-time SWSoft PEM customer and an early tester of the Secure64 DNS product, it’s easy for me to see the kind of utility that can be gained by the integration of these two products,” stated Steve Merkel, CIO, Data393. “It will be nice to have the option of plugging a highly scalable, secure and extremely fast DNS solution into this robust hosting platform.”

Secure64 DNS is the most secure DNS application on the market, according to third-party market research. It offers the only built-in denial-of-service protection features to help ensure Internet-dependent businesses are always accessible. Based on Secure64’s Genuinely Secure SourceT® micro OS, Secure64 DNS remains highly available during network attacks and is immune to compromise from rootkits and malware.

“SWsoft PEM is a very popular data center automation and billing system that is widely deployed among ISPs and hosting service providers,” stated Mark Beckett, vice president of marketing, Secure64. “As this is one of our primary target audiences we are excited to provide customers of the SWsoft PEM solution a seamless way to integrate the security and performance of our Secure64 DNS server application without having to write additional custom script or expend extra development time and effort.”

SWsoft PEM is a customizable data center automation solution that allows service providers to more efficiently manage their infrastructure. With PEM’s modular design and flexible architecture, a system can expand to include new services and scale to several millions of customers.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Secure64 to integrate our PEM solution with Secure64 DNS,” said Kurt Daniel, vice president of marketing and alliances, SWsoft. “This is an example of SWsoft PEM delivering on our OPEN FUSION integration and partnership initiative to enable new capabilities and speed time to market while reducing cost and complexity.”

Integrated PEM support for Secure64 DNS will be available to customers in the fourth quarter of 2007. For more information on Secure64, visit www.secure64.com

About SWsoft

SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company’s software powers more than 130,000 servers and 500,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo – the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels – the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk – the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.

About Secure64

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 patented 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. By simplifying and consolidating network infrastructures, SourceT-based applications help IT professionals reduce the costs and risks from potential security breaches while achieving unparalleled levels of reliability and performance. For more information, visitwww.secure64.com.

Company Contact
Mark Beckett

Vice President, Marketing

Secure64

(303) 242-5899

mark.beckett@secure64.com

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Trippe and Company

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NEW SECURE64 PRODUCT ENHANCEMENT DRAMATICALLY SIMPLIFIES DEPLOYMENTS OF ‘ANYCAST’ DNS SERVERS, INCREASING SECURITY AND AVAILABILITY

New Functionality Also Enables Companies to More Quickly Diagnose and Respond to Network Attacks, Protecting Network Bandwidth

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – September 5, 2007 – Secure64 Software Corporation, a software developer with the only Genuinely Secure™ software technology and server applications, today announced it has incorporated two key new features into Secure64 DNS. The latest product features make it easier for IT managers to administer anycast DNS servers and obtain network attack characteristics that can be used to mitigate attacks upstream from the DNS servers.

“By incorporating these customer-driven features into Secure64 DNS, we have strengthened our leadership position in providing highly secure, self-protecting DNS server applications,” stated Mark Beckett, Vice President of Marketing, Secure64. “Secure64 DNS now extends its protection features beyond the DNS server itself, providing our customers with an even greater ability to implement more resilient infrastructures, increase their uptime and ensure greater business continuity.”

The new anycast feature in Secure64 DNS greatly simplifies the process of administering anycast DNS servers, especially where upstream routers are not under an administrator’s control. By eliminating the need to make router changes when anycast DNS servers need to be switched off for maintenance or taken offline completely, the anycast feature reduces administrative costs and headaches.

Anycast is a network addressing and routing scheme that allows multiple servers to share a common IP address, with data being routed to the nearest server as viewed by the routing topology. This technique improves performance and resiliency of many applications by routing requests to the nearest server, and by limiting the detrimental effects of a large network attack to a subset of the servers sharing an anycast IP address. The anycast approach is widely used by the Internet’s root server operators to provide extra DDoS resiliency and improve DNS performance.

The new attack notification feature in Secure64 DNS uses syslog and SNMP traps to provide real-time network attack characteristics that can be used to set filters on upstream networking and routing equipment. This allows organizations to respond faster to DNS attacks and keep their network connections from congesting with attack traffic. With the new attack notification feature, Secure64 DNS now helps to safeguard network bandwidth in addition to protecting the DNS server itself.

In addition to these two new features, Secure64 DNS now directly reads BIND configuration files, simplifying the deployment of the Secure DNS product into existing infrastructures by eliminating the need to convert configuration files.

By making it easy for organizations to adopt best practices like anycast, react quickly in the event of an attack, and deploy new technologies with minimal disruption to existing infrastructure, Secure64 greatly simplifies the task of creating a secure, highly available DNS infrastructure, which is viewed as an increasingly critical component of an organization’s network infrastructure.

“Transitioning to a utility-grade network means that the emphasis is no longer on layers 1 though 4 in the OSI stack. DNS is the new black art of networking, not routing,” wrote Robert Whiteley, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research, in the May 2007 report, Taking IT From a Commodity to a Utility. “Few companies do it well, and even fewer have the skill set to scale it; best practices are rarely documented, never mind automated.”

The latest product enhancements are available now and come standard with Secure64 DNS, offering customers even greater value at the product’s original competitive price point.

For more information on Secure64 DNS, visit www.secure64.com

About Secure64

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 patented 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. By simplifying and consolidating network infrastructures, SourceT-based applications help IT professionals reduce the costs and risks from potential security breaches while achieving unparalleled levels of reliability and performance. For more information, visitwww.secure64.com.

Company Contact

Mark Beckett

Vice President, Marketing

Secure64

(303) 242-5899

mark.beckett@secure64.com

Press Contacts

Karla Trippe

Trippe and Company

(970) 468-1850

ktrippe@trippecompany.com

Rich Miller
Trippe and Company
(303) 539-6933
rmiller@trippecompany.com