DNS Monitoring is Crucial to your Business
Tom Schlick • March 27, 2023zonewatcher dns monitoring security
In today's digital age, it's essential for businesses to have a strong online presence. Whether you're running a website, an e-commerce platform, or a mobile app, having a reliable and secure domain name system (DNS) is critical to ensuring your applications run smoothly. DNS changes can occur for various reasons, and as such, it's important to monitor them proactively.
Why Monitor DNS Changes?
DNS is essentially the internet's phone book, responsible for translating domain names into IP addresses. DNS changes occur for various reasons, including changes to domain ownership, server migrations, and DNS provider changes. As a business owner or IT professional, it's crucial to monitor these changes proactively to ensure they don't negatively impact your applications' performance, uptime, or security. Here are some reasons why monitoring DNS changes is crucial:
- Ensure Business Continuity: DNS changes can cause your website or application to become unavailable or slow down. Monitoring DNS changes ensures that you can take proactive measures to minimize the impact of any changes.
- Protect Against Security Threats: DNS is a frequent target for cyber criminals looking to launch attacks such as DNS spoofing, DNS cache poisoning, and DNS tunneling. Monitoring DNS changes helps you to detect and prevent such attacks.
- Keep Your Brand Reputation Intact: Your domain name is an integral part of your brand identity. DNS changes can impact your online presence, and if left unchecked, can negatively affect your brand reputation.
- Monitor Clients' Domains: If you're a Managed Service Provider, sometimes clients will change DNS records on their own without notifying you. Whether it's something relatively safe like their marketing team adding a TXT record for domain verification or a vendor changing records they shouldn't be which may lead to downtime, monitoring the records 24/7 gives you proactive alerts and a changelog to fall back to.
Thankfully, you don't have to implement this record tracking yourself. ZoneWatcher integrates with DNS services you already use like CloudFlare, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and many more.
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