Internet Systems Consortium Names Jeff Osborn as Executive Director
Oct 10 13
Internet Systems Consortium's Board of Directors named Jeff Osborn as Executive Director with the explicit goal of ensuring production-quality, fully featured nameserver software is available as open source with no financial barriers to its use.
Internet Systems Consortium Inc. Adds DDoS Defense Module to BIND Software
Jul 25 13
Internet Systems Consortium Inc. (ISC) announces that the RRL module, currently the most effective defense against the use of DNS in Distributed Denial of Service attacks, is now part of the upcoming BIND release. A DNS DDoS attack works by forging queries that look like they came from the victim's server, making it appear to be requesting a high volume of information. RRL enables server administrators to limit the rate at which their server will send replies to forged queries, thereby preventing it from contributing to the attack. The frequency of DNS DDoS attacks has been increasing, rising by 20% in the second quarter of 2013. In an average attack 50 million packets per second are beamed at the victim. As attacks increase, RRL is the best defense available.
Internet Systems Consortium Inc. Creates Commercial Subsidiary, DNSco
Apr 9 13
Internet Systems Consortium Inc. announced the creation of its first commercial subsidiary, DNSco. DNSco combines a business view and full-service solution with ISC's world-renowned technical excellence. For over 15 years ISC has been the world's leading expert in DNS and related technologies such as DHCP. ISC employees are versed in every aspect of these technologies, from protocol to implementation to operations to registries to policy. As the leader in these core Internet technologies and as the author and distributor of BIND and other core software, ISC has frequently been asked to provide business services to enterprises that recognize their dependence on DNS and DHCP. DNSco is entirely owned by ISC, but will be managed separately. Its mission is different, its financials are separate, and it will be run as a commercial entity. But DNSco remains an ISC company, which means that expertise, staff, experience, and culture will move back and forth between the two companies. Separating commercial and public-benefit activities enables do a better job of both. Moreover, profits from DNSco will help fund ISC's ongoing public benefit mission. DNSco's products are subscriptions for major ISC software titles, training and consulting for the technologies involved, subscriber-only enhancements to the software, and software support related to their operation as well as advance notifications of security vulnerabilities. In addition DNSco will release various closed-source software products, tools and services, including the newly launched back-end registry service. If DNS technologies are important to business, or if they are business, will find DNSco products and services to be critical to success.