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BlueCat Networks Partners With Thales To Deliver Ultra Secure DNS Security Extensions

New BlueCat Networks appliance models integrate with Thales nShield HSM
Toronto, Canada ­ June 11, 2012 ­ BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence company, today announced that its DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management appliances are now integrated with the award-winning Thales nShield Connect hardware security module (HSM) to deliver simple and secure DNSSEC key management for organizations that demand the highest levels of security.

³Security is one of the top concerns of every CIO,² said Brad Micklea, Vice President of Product Management, BlueCat Networks. ³The Domain Name System is a critical public service that is on the front line, so attacks on DNS can severely impact business operations and undermine customer loyalty. By adding support for the Thales HSM to our existing DNSSEC solution, BlueCat Networks is once again demonstrating its commitment to providing the smartest, simplest and most secure solutions available for managing and securing enterprise networks. BlueCat Networks combines the ultra-high security of HSM-based DNSSEC with the simplicity of fully automatic key rollover for all key types, as well as flexible support for a broad range of encryption algorithms.²

DNSSEC uses strong public key cryptography to bring far greater security to any enterprise by protecting the DNS core network service from attacks like cache poisoning which can be leveraged for web site spoofing and phishing. In order to optimally secure your web site you must implement DNSSEC. However, there are two challenges to implementing DNSSEC that remain unaddressed: