REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nominum, the leader in intelligent network naming and addressing today announced that it has extended its business through a new and independent business unit called SKYE™. SKYE offers a suite of cloud-based services to address infrastructure and new service needs, such as web services that connect to and augment Nominum’s installed base of Intelligent DNS systems worldwide, and provide enhanced navigation, safety, and security for end-user subscribers. SKYE also makes Nominum’s Intelligent DNS available to new markets by delivering fast, secure, and reliable hosted DNS services via a cloud infrastructure based on the same software currently serving over 170 million broadband households.
“DNS has evolved from a simple name resolution protocol to a policy-based system that provides essential availability, auditing and security services for the entire ecosystem of web-based applications,” said Eric Ogren, principal analyst at the Ogren Group. “Since the first step of any Internet request is a DNS look-up, the name service is a natural position to deploy technology asserting manageable controls over the complexities and threats of today’s Internet. With web threats dominating the Internet, the time could not be better for Nominum to launch its SKYE service for ISPs and enterprises.”
SKYE is being offered by Nominum to:
“End users have complex needs and they are demanding that network owners take a more active role in improving and protecting their user experience,” said Tom Tovar, Chief Executive Officer of Nominum. “With SKYE, carriers and enterprises can exceed these demands by augmenting the software purchased from Nominum, bringing to market a range of responsible, reliable and safe services to improve the user experience, and tying them directly into the largest coverage of any DNS solution on the Internet.”
SKYE delivers the following four categories of services:
“Other DNS hosting providers offer nothing more than freeware in the cloud,” said Jon Shalowitz, Vice President and General Manager of the newly created SKYE business unit. “Cloud-based solutions that leverage freeware provide little value to end users, enterprises, and ISPs because the inherent vulnerabilities and challenges of these legacy solutions remain. By leveraging a cloud model, SKYE accelerates the move away from legacy DNS and onto the only commercial-grade, secure DNS solution in the marketplace.”
Availability of SKYE Services
All SKYE services are available immediately to enterprises, ISPs, and government organizations.
SKYE™ is a cloud-based service offering for DNS and DNS-related services addressing today’s needs for all networks. SKYE combines all of the benefits of cloud computing with Nominum’s expertise in large scale broadband network design and operations. It is powered by Nominum’s industry leading software that supports over 170 million households via more than one hundred service providers across every region of the world.
SKYE employs a highly-redundant infrastructure, carrier grade data centers and transport facilities, and an industry leading networking infrastructure deployed across multiple locations globally. SKYE consists of several cloud services offering the most secure DNS services on the Internet starting with SKYE™ SECURE and SKYE™ CORE for authoritative and caching naming services, and SKYE™ SEARCH and SKYE™ TRUST for navigational assistance and threat mitigation services, respectively. Learn more about SKYE by visiting www.nominum.com/skye/.
Nominum’s intelligent network naming and addressing solutions improve IP networks of all sizes globally, from the largest carrier broadband network to enterprises, universities and government agencies. Leveraging DNS, Nominum’s advanced systems provide enhanced safety, security and navigation assistance to end users. Nominum’s Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) products lead the industry in security, performance, and reliability. These systems are the foundation of the always-on broadband Internet, supporting 170 million households connected by more than one hundred carriers in every region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Large businesses, educational institutions and governmental networks also depend on Nominum to support mission-critical IP services and applications. For more information, visit www.nominum.com. (Click here for a partial list of Nominum’s key customers).
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