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Seven in ten FTSE 100 companies are not ready for the next major DNS attack

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ThousandEyes, the company empowering businesses with Network Intelligence, has found that 72% of the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 companies are not adequately prepared for the next major attack on the domain name system (DNS), according to the results of the 2018 ThousandEyes Global DNS Performance Report.

Additionally, the report found similar vulnerability among 68% of the top 50 companies on the Fortune 500 rankings and 44% of the top 25 SaaS providers.

The annual ThousandEyes report, released today, is an analysis and global performance comparison of DNS, the Internet infrastructure that acts as the phone book of the Internet, translating domain names, such as www.thousandeyes.com to Internet Protocol addresses. This ThousandEyes DNS research also includes an IT architecture readiness assessment for leading global brands, determining their level of risk should another incident occur like the Dyn attack of 2016.

“Because Digital Experience is so central to a brand’s success these days, it’s critical that businesses understand that not all DNS infrastructures are created equal — performance and risk exposure varies widely between providers and geographies, so they need to be aware and base decisions on data relevant to their market,”said Craig Matsumoto, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “Moreover, very basic DNS architectural decisions matter. In this day and age, not properly architecting for potential attacks is a major risk factor that businesses need to mitigate immediately, if they care at all about their website or services being discoverable on the Internet.”




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