Secure64 Software Corporation, creators of purpose-built security and DNS solutions, announced today the launch of Secure64 CloudDNS™


Secure64 Software Corporation, creators of purpose-built security and DNS solutions, announced today the launch of Secure64 CloudDNS™, a first-of-its-kind, cloud-native solution that delivers carrier-grade DNS utilising open Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) technologies and Kubernetes. CloudDNS is suitable for wireline and Wireless 3G/4G/5G services, allowing fast, reliable, scalable deployments.

As carriers modernize and upgrade their infrastructure, they often use applications from different vendors, each application having its unique approach to configuration, deployment, monitoring, scaling, and management. The result is that carriers incur additional operational costs and experience resource constraints as network teams must develop expertise in each of these disparate applications.

By utilizing modern cloud solutions, carriers can deploy within a shared framework to accelerate deployment, simplify configuration changes, and maximize hardware utilization. These solutions also provide functionality allowing automated scale-up or sale-down as required using rules based on load and performance.

“Our customers require automated delivery of DNS services in a cloud-native environment,” says Ian Sampson, Chief Marketing Officer of Secure64. “We have responded to this need and developed the ability to deliver our existing solutions in a Kubernetes or container environment with management and reporting using standardized tools.”

Secure64 CloudDNS™, with the power of K8s, allows carriers to deploy in a shared architecture and deliver the performance they need with automatic scaling capabilities to respond to network events such as attacks and peak load needs. This platform is part of the Secure64 ecosystem and augments the existing capabilities of Secure64 solutions to provide a secure, stable, and safety-focused customer-centric experience.

About Secure64
Secure64 brings trust to the internet through its suite of purpose-built, secure, carrier-grade DNS, network security, DDoS mitigation and reporting products. The company was built on a foundation of security, stability and safety and has forged solutions that are self-protecting and not only immune to malware but provide active protection for subscribers against Malware and phishing attacks. Secure64 secures the DNS infrastructures of leading service providers, government agencies and enterprises globally.

Our DNS supports a worldwide subscriber base of over 1 billion, representing over 20% of global mobile subscribers. Performing billions of DNS lookups every day across six continents, Secure64 lives up to its reputation for providing highly secure, safe, and stable DNS solutions.

Secure64 is a privately held company with deep technical and global experience in its leadership and technical staff. It is the only DNS solution provider that has authored a secure micro OS, the first to support IPV6 and built self-protecting DNS servers. For more information, visit

Ian Sampson
Secure64 Software Corporation

What if the DNS knew which Malicious sites to prevent access to?

Today the internet is a huge part of our life. Without it, modern life doesn’t happen. We cannot access banking, work, social media and entertainment. Everything, good and bad, utilizes DNS

DNS underpins everything we do on the internet, good or bad, and that is the reason it became the favorite place for the “bad guys” to take advantage of its weaknesses and flood us with malware, exposing us to fraud or becoming part of botnet chains, among other evils.

There are thousands, millions of malicious sites, and new ones appear every day, which users can reach innocently and contaminate themselves, thus spreading cyber evil.

At Secure64, we have three simple words at the heart of everything we do. Security, Safety and Stability. The DNS platform must be stable and self-defending from attacks. After all, no DNS, no Internet. It must be Safe from attacks and continue when the inevitable attacks happen. Last but and no way means least it must provide security for users.

All this magic happens in the CSP’s resolver service that uses the Secure64 DNS Cache + Guard intelligence and enforcement. The solution is constantly receiving an updated list of malicious sites and when any subscriber tries to navigate or go to one of these sites, the Cache does not allow it. This act is logged in real-time and the operator can see the problem via the Vizion GUI interface.

That list is created by a cybersecurity laboratory that has a global presence with more than 100 professionals that works 7×24, 365 receiving and analyzing more than 400,000 files and new websites daily from multiple data sources; with all this, it does threat research, ensuring complete coverage and thus updating the list several times a day (approximately every hour); Every time the lists are updated, they are made available in real-time to the operators that have the Secure64 Cache + Guard service and, in turn, to the subscribers of that operator.

Otto Heredia

Sales Engineer/Marketing

If you want to know more about Guard, feel free to contact a Secure64 sales representative by emailing .

Container Security

Containers are a great idea. A small discrete element that allows a function to operate. They allow software developers to build and run these functions quickly. They contain all the elements needed to run the function within a pre-built package. They run knowing that the underlying architecture doesn’t need all the elements to run the code so that changes can quickly be made. According to recent research, the life of a container is often as small as 5 minutes. They are built at speed, deployed at speed and used at speed.

This is, however, one of the challenges of containers. They often reuse the core systems of the previously built container. That is to say, developers build upon and iterate the previous incarnation instead of building a new container. Any security vulnerabilities in the container and reused libraries/code are taken forward into the new container. It is not the developer’s fault, and this is just the way things happen.

We already saw attacks against containers with the Kiss-a-Dog attack last year.

DNS security is, therefore, a great place to prevent some of the resulting issues. Hackers use Command and Control infrastructures. As we all know, DNS is often used for an infected machine to get back to a control server. Hackers use techniques like fast flux and double fast flux to change where the C&C server is located quickly. This allows the hackers a more extraordinary ability to hide from detection.

Using a DNS blocking solution can help. Let’s be clear, it cannot stop inbound attacks, and it can’t protect the container from these attacks. It can, however, help stop an infected container from going to the C&C infrastructure. This is important. Often containers do not have limits on CPU and other core functions. By blocking the look-up at the DNS level for the infected machine, you prevent the infected container from using all its CPU and allowing it to carry out its core intended mission, not the mission the hacker wants it to do.

DNS security should be installed to help protect containers without the burden of applying local security elements to the container. This doesn’t limit the performance of the container and is a simple matter of using the DNS service that’s required anyway in the network.

So what are the benefits of a Secure64 Guard platform specifically for Container security?

1. Speed. You know the container will have security irrespective of the elements in the container
2. Performance. You are not hampering the performance of the container with unnecessary code
3. Reusability. The same DNS architecture is reused for every container deployed.
4. Visibility. Using the Vizion platform, you can see the calls to a Command and Control infrastructure that an infect container is making. You can then take proactive action to stop this from happening again.

If you would like to learn more about the Guard platforms, Vizion and our other services, please don’t hesitate to contact Secure64.

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Taming the Wild West of the Internet

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