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New DNS to protect Hamiltonians

New DNS to protect Hamiltonians 

For the city of Hamilton, the IT department provides services from parking ticket payments to taxation inquiries. The high demand from Hamilton’s half a million population meant upgrading to a secondary DNS for the city’s most frequented websites.

That’s where the .CA D-ZONE Anycast DNS from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) comes in. With massive distributed capacity and bandwidth, the D-Zone Anycast DNS service will give Hamilton’s IT DDoS resiliency.

Denial of service (DoS) attacks compromise network availability to users. By interrupting or suspending the host, users lose access to internet resources.

 “As part of our own enterprise risk management, we have taken note of DDoS attacks on government sites,” said Peter MacNeil, chief security & technology architect for the City of Hamilton. “We wanted to make sure the City’s information is better protected and that Hamiltonians can access online services with reliability and speed.”

In light of Hamilton’s positive experience, perhaps more Canadian cities will make the switch to a secondary DNS.  

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