Secure64 Non-BIND based DNS Code Base Demonstrates Value of Genetic Diversity

Greenwood Village, CO July 24, 2013 – Secure64 announced today that its family of DNS products are unaffected by the critical security vulnerability, CVE-2013-4854, reported against the widely deployed BIND DNS software. The vulnerability allows remote attackers to crash vulnerable BIND servers with a specially crafted query. Secure64’s DNS Cache, Authority and Signer products are all unaffected by this BIND-specific vulnerability, as they share no code in common with BIND.

“All software has flaws, but BIND has become the target of choice for DNS attacks because of its ubiquity,” said Steve Goodbarn, CEO of Secure64. “Organizations that rely on just one variant of the DNS risk losing their entire internet presence if there is an attack on that variant. By deploying multiple DNS solution variants, organizations can ensure business continuity even if there is a successful attack on one of them. We call this strategy ‘Genetic Diversity’ because it does for the DNS what DNA diversity does in nature – increase the odds of survival.”

About Secure64 Software Corporation
Secure64 is a software developer with the most secure DNS products available. Secure64’s patented technology provides mission-critical security and reliability, built-in protection from DDoS attacks, high throughput and low latency. It has been shown to be immune to compromise from rootkits and malware and resistant to denial of service and other network attacks. The company offers a suite of trusted and secure DNS software appliances for caching, signing, blacklisting, management, and authoritative use. They also host a testbed for detection of IP Route Hijacking. Secure64’s products are sold and serviced worldwide through Hewlett-Packard and their reseller network and directly by Secure64. For more information, visit http://www.secure64.com.