.SE Workshop – DNSSEC Tools and Experiences
The last year or so has seen a surge in global interest for the Security Extensions that make DNS lookups more secure. Virtually everyone operating DNS servers now has to look at ways of deploying DNSSEC. In view of this, one of the Internet days’ international workshops held on November 5th will focus on DNSSEC tools and experiences.
Award winning product
At the workshop, various vendors will get the opportunity to present their tools and solutions. One of the people sharing their experiences is Mark Beckett, Vice President of Product Marketing with DNS vendor Secure64. Mark has been with Secure64 since 2005, helping them design and launch a series of high performance and secure DNS products, including its award winning DNSSEC signing product, DNS Signer.
– Sweden is the poster child when it comes to DNSSEC, says Mark. Even the US has fewer signed domains than Sweden right now, but with the American government requiring all domains under .gov to be signed before the end of the year, this might soon change.
New array of questions
Mark’s job includes understanding the needs of customers like US Government Agencies, Top Level Domains and large Service Providers, so Secure64 can design products that fit easily into their production environments. In his presentation at the .SE workshop, he will focus on Secure64’s experience helping various customers select and deploy DNSSEC solutions in the US
– There is a whole new array of questions that surface when organizations start looking for DNSSEC solutions: How many activities can be automated? What keys are we going to use? How do we protect our keys? How will this affect performance? How do we sign dynamic zones? How do we implement DNSSEC without completely throwing out our existing DNS solution? I will look into each of those problems and discuss different solutions.