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What is Network Security?

Network security is a term for a set of features and best practices that offer protection against unauthorized access or abuse of the infrastructure of the network.

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What is IPv6?

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is a protocol for the network layer allowing data transfer via a switched network packet. The switching of packets requires data in packets from two nodes within a network to be transmitted and received.

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Why do I need DNS management?

DNS is one of the most critical aspects of any network’s availability.  In an always-connected and technologically diverse world, it is essential for companies that want to have full visibility, authority, and control across networks at all times.

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What is DDI?

DDI is the acronym for DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management, the three core components of networking usually managed together.

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What is a DDoS attack?

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack floods the target networks or server with traffic to exhaust its resources and bandwidth.

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What is DHCP?

DHCP is a network protocol used in IP networks that automatically assigns an IP and information address for each host on the network, allowing them to communicate effectively with other endpoints.

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What is DNS?

Domain Name System (DNS) is a protocol that allows us to use human readable names to communicate over networks, rather than having to manage and memorize IP addresses.

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What is a DNS Server?

Domain name system server, DNS Server, points network resources (online, hardware, etc.) and forwards requests from clients to their respective locations.

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DNS A Record

An A record, is a resource record in the Domain Name System of the Internet that is made up of IPv4 addresses and is used to map names to addresses.

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DNS TXT Record

A TXT record is a type of resource record contained in a DNS zone file. This record contains all the text fields present in the standard Resource Record.

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DNS MX Records

DNS MX Record is an email record used by email servers to identify what servers are responsible for delivering email to your domain. record type for Mail Exchange

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DNS PTR Record

A PTR Record is a record that helps to define which computers or devices on your local network (LAN) should be reached by one or more DNS servers.

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DNS CNAME Record

A CNAME record (Canonical Name) is an entry in the DNS that tells the system which hostname (domain name) is associated with the IP address specified.

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DNS Records

DNS records are used to map domain names to an IP address. Managing DNS records such as A Records, TXT records, SRV records and MX records.

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DNS SOA Records

A SOA Record (Simple Outline Record) is the standard domain name record found in DNS tables and defines the records in a DNS database and their location.

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DNS SRV Record

A DNS SRV Record (Service Record) is a resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that includes information to identify an organization that offers services

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DNS NS Record

A DNS NS Record is a set of data which nslookup, nsupdate and host reports return when queried. A NS record gives a site a domain email, name servers and IP addresses.

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What is an AAAA Record?

An AAAA record (quad A record) is assigned the IPv6 to make the communication between the source and the destination. See how to create and use the AAAA record.

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What is a domain name?

A domain name is a human readable name which can be accessed by a client or a browser.

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What is a SPF Record?

The SPF record (sender policy framework) is a domain name system entry that allows a specific DNS server to instruct to replace the address of its authoritative name servers with the address record of a designated server or servers.

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DNS DMARC Record

A DMARC record is / TXT Record

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DNS DKIM Record

A DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) record is a special type of DNS TXT record which helps authenticate emails.

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Top-level domain

A top-level domain (TLD) is the right-most part of a domain name. Some of the most common TLDs are .com, .net., and .gov.

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Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD)

A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is a TLD that represents a particular country. The top-level domain is the highest part of the domain hierarchy run by ICANN.

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DNS Server Types

DNS (Domain Name System) is a hierarchical system in which there are different types of DNS servers at each level. These types are Root DNS servers, Top-Level Domain Servers, Authoritative servers and DNS Resolvers.

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DNS Root Server

A DNS (Domain Name System) Root Server, or root name server, is at the very highest level of the DNS hierarchy and essentially manages domain names for the entire Internet.

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Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD)

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What is DNSSEC

DNSSEC is a collection of protocols that provide a protective layer into the domain name system (DNS) scanning and sharing processes that are integrated into the Internet web access. DNSSEC is a set of protocols.

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What is an IP Address

An Internet Protocol address, or IP address, is a string of characters that are used to identify a device on a layer 3 network.