We’re very proud to announce that the Neustar DNS Shield solution has received the highly commended honor in the Best Emerging Technology category at the prestigious SC Awards Europe 2018 . Sitting among some of the best and brightest players in cybersecurity, our Neustar EMEA team was on-site to collect the award at the black tie ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in central London on June 5.

DNS Shield is an innovative service that attempts to secure the Internet by hardwiring private network connections between our and our partners’ recursive servers. By creating a private network, DNS Shield — and the website traffic that resides on it — is much less susceptible to the growing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and domain name system (DNS) spoofing attempts that have been causing havoc on the modern Internet.  

“Our innovative platform has the capability and power to increase the resilience of our DNS infrastructure beyond the levels attainable by any other current technology,” said Rodney Joffe, Senior VP and Fellow at Neustar – and creator of DNS Shield. “We have invested so that our nodes can defend organizations against practically any DDoS attack – even ones that would cause other DNS systems to fail. And we’ll continue to do so to stay ahead of the threats.”

Neustar protects more than 300 million consumers and businesses, spread across a wide range of major service provider partners, from DNS outages and ensures unparalleled DNS security and reliability for more than 10,000 customers.

DNS Shield’s innovative industry-first approach was recognized by the judges in selecting Neustar as the award winner.

“The importance of (the cybersecurity) sector continues to grow, including the demand for the skills and talents of its participants,” said Tony Morbin, Editor-in-Chief, SC Media UK. “Every year our attackers up their game, and every year we need to do at least the same to match them – and more to beat them. That’s why it’s important to encourage and praise innovation, recognize those who raise the bar, and reward exemplars who facilitate and demonstrate best practice.”

We are delighted to be regarded by the SC Awards Europe as one of those innovators. We’re among a special cohort and we’d like to give a huge thank you to all of our customers and partners who have helped us come so far.

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