CIRA expands DNS using Akamai SPS Secure Business
- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Identity & Authentication Management
- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Intrusion Detection
- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Malware Protection
- Security & Public Safety
- Business Operation
- Cybersecurity Services
A few years ago, CIRA saw the opportunity to complement its registry revenue with new services. In 2015, CIRA first moved into DNS cybersecurity with the introduction of D-Zone Anycast DNS, a service now used by some ISPs, the Canadian government, and many educational institutions. After the release of this comprehensive Canadian secondary DNS service, many of CIRA’s customers requested a recursive DNS Service. Organizations in the education sector were particularly interested in a service with content filtering.
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a member-based not-for-profit organization, best known for managing the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians, developing and implementing policies that support Canada’s internet community and representing the .CA registry internationally. We are building programs, products and services that leverage all the internet has to offer to help build a better online Canada, while providing a safe, secure and trusted online experience to all Canadians. For more information, visit https://cira.ca/.
Moreover, now that CIRA is using Akamai's SPS Secure Business solution, it gains global scale and capacity without a performance impact. Plus, since the protections are network-based, customers don’t need to install software or updates as required by traditional client-based security products. There’s also no need for any on-premises customer technical expertise. The service is essentially a turnkey solution, enabled by pointing customer DNS resolvers at the CIRA cloud.