DNS Made Easy Emphasizes Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

RESTON, VA: Internet is now prone to security attacks, enterprises are seeking for more intact security strategies. DNS Made Easy, IP Anycast DNS service provider, is further emphasizing the importance of multi-factor authentication.  It is the recent hijacking of hosting registrars for regional Lenovo and Google that triggered the company to enhance security system.

DNS Made Easy experts note these attacks highlight the vulnerability of domain registrar accounts and the need for extra layers of security, such as multi-factor authentication.

"Domain and registrar hijacking is a serious concern as hackers can gain unauthorized access into a server and emails as well as have access to sensitive information," says  Steven Job, president of Tiggee, parent company of DNS Made Easy.

"We encourage all companies to discuss extra security with their registrars," Job added. "It should be a company policy to enable a minimum of two-factor authentication for anything as important as DNS and domain registration. DNS Made Easy has supported two- and three-factor authentication for years, and we anticipate adding even more layers to keep our clients’ domains as secure as possible."

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) of a control panel enables additional layers of security over the default single layer. MFA is one of the most cost-effective avenues businesses can use to protect digital assets, customer data and proprietary information.

A single layer authentication may require a username and a password. A multi-factor authentication may mean providers may give users the option of receiving a unique code via text message to enter a service management portal. Other options include requiring a token-generated code or even restrict certain IP addresses.

Besides incorporating MFA, businesses also need to be prepared for other types of cyber attacks known as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). These attacks are geared at taking down websites and causing internet traffic jams, which has rendered servers and networks of numerous major companies’ domains unavailable.

DNS Made Easy has made consistent progress in expanding its network to combat the growing number of DDoS attacks in recent years. DNS Made Easy recently added a new region defined for the DNS Made Easy Global Traffic Director (GTD) service in its Tokyo, Japan Point of Presence (POP) to better handle attacks and service for the Asia-Pacific area of the world.