NS1’s software-defined Enterprise DDI provides the automation, traffic steering, and security capabilities required by modern infrastructure, replacing inflexible, appliance-based technologies.
NS1, the leader in modern application and access networking, today announced continued innovation that bolsters performance, efficiency, and security for enterprise DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI).
Organizations across all verticals are racing to address the escalating demand for pervasive, secure, and resilient digital connections and superior user experiences. This has created a heightened sense of urgency for IT modernization and driven companies to evaluate the foundational infrastructure that supports increasingly complex and distributed IT environments. To replace brittle, appliance-based technologies, they are turning to NS1 Enterprise DDI, the first software-defined DDI solution capable of delivering the scalability, elasticity, security, performance, and resilience required by modern infrastructure.
Following its recent $40 million Series D funding round, NS1 is doubling down on engineering and product innovation. The solution now provides enhanced automation capabilities, including an integration with AWS Route 53 to enhance multi-cloud service discovery. It also features improved reliability, availability, and performance, with increased stability and better scaling for the portal and control plane, and flexible deployments through multiple form factors including virtual machines and containers. Other upgrades include expanded reporting capabilities, improved navigation, dynamic DNS updates during migration, and health check capabilities that identify propagation issues before application performance is impacted. NS1 has also improved security capabilities with more granular options for access control and DNSSEC capabilities.
“In the wake of the pandemic, companies are facing uncertainty and looking for opportunities to improve the agility of their business, while keeping customers and employees reliably connected and secure,” said Kris Beevers, co-founder and CEO, NS1. “With NS1 Enterprise DDI, companies can dynamically make adjustments to support changing business needs, while improving efficiency and security, and controlling costs. It transforms IT into a competitive weapon for intelligent decision making.”
NS1 Enterprise DDI provides the following benefits:
Enterprise-Grade Reliability: NS1 delivers best-in-class performance and resiliency for DDI. With NS1’s patented Filter Chain™ technology, companies can meet application performance goals and automate failover to ensure maximum uptime.
Application-Centric Networking: NS1’s API-first approach to DDI allows network and application teams to automate application delivery and network management in heterogeneous environments. NS1’s Filter Chain™ technology also helps steer application traffic dynamically to the path that optimizes for response time, reliability, and other factors.
Zero-Trust Security: DNS is an integral part of a zero-trust network. Unlike legacy DDI appliances that require complex firewall and security policy management, NS1 allows SecOps teams to eliminate management overhead for increasingly dynamic and distributed network footprints. In addition, NS1’s software-defined approach positions DDI as the single source of truth for all network devices and configurations and can be used to create micro-segmentation and policies for enterprise networks.
Accelerated Digital Transformation: Deploy and deliver applications across diverse network infrastructure more quickly, efficiently, and securely. NS1’s software-defined approach allows for flexible, easy deployment and simplifies both application and access management by providing a single pane of glass for both internal and external DNS. Companies can reduce operational expenses by eliminating the cumbersome and costly patches, upgrades, and maintenance associated with appliance-based DDI.
Built for DevOps, NS1 Enterprise DDI integrates with a wide array of automation tools, bringing efficiency and productivity to meet the needs of the most demanding applications. Integrations include workflow automation with ServiceNow; infrastructure as code tools: Terraform, Ansible, and Chef; containerization, deployment, and management tools: Kubernetes, Docker, Consul, and Apache Mesos; monitoring and visualization tools; and alerting and communications tools, all of which improve DevOps processes. Other vital integrations include Active Directory and Cisco Umbrella. As the only cloud native player in the DDI ecosystem, NS1 continues to accelerate investment in integrations, with dozens more planned in the coming months.
For more information about NS1’s Enterprise DDI, visit https://ns1.com/products/enterprise-ddi.
NS1 automates the deployment and delivery of the world’s most trafficked internet and enterprise applications. Its software-defined, next-generation application networking stack modernizes DNS, DHCP, and IPAM—the familiar and universal foundations of all network and internet services—to unlock unprecedented automation, visibility, and control in today’s complex, heterogeneous environments. NS1 has more than 650 enterprise customers worldwide, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, Pitney Bowes, Bleacher Report, and The Guardian, and is backed by investments from Energy Impact Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, Cisco Investments, and GGV Capital.
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