CIRA Domain Name System Protection

D-Zone Anycast

Cybera has partnered with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to offer Alberta's public and education communities improved Domain Name System (DNS) protection and performance. The D-Zone Anycast DNS is useful for larger public and education institutions in the province that run their own .ca domain, and are at risk of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks.

cyber securityWhat does D-Zone Anycast provide?

  • High Reliability: D-Zone eliminates the single point of failure. DNS queries are automatically routed around server failures or network outages.
  • Max Performance: D-Zone servers are located close to Canadian and international internet hubs, reducing latency and improving performance.
  • Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) mitigation: Global servers absorb DDoS attacks and mitigate the impact on Canadian users.

CIRA DNS service

What does CIRA provide?

  • D-Zone is backed by CIRA, who leverage the same Anycast infrastructure and expertise to provide uninterrupted DNS resolution for more than 2 million .CA domains.
  • D-Zone Anycast DNS is monitored 24 hours a day by CIRA’s networking and DNS experts to keep the system running and help mitigate attacks.

working on computerHow to get started?

The free D-Zone Anycast DNS is available immediately to Cybera members. The setup takes minutes.

  1. Check to see if your institution is a Cybera member
  2. Review the background documentation and quickstart diagram
  3. Contact CIRA to schedule a D-Zone overview call

D-Zone DNS Firewall

In parallel with D-Zone Anycast, Cybera is working with CIRA to promote the first made-in-Canada DNS-based firewall solution. CIRA's D-Zone DNS Firewall has been specially developed to protect Canada's educational institutions by:

  • Blocking Communications that contain malicious code
  • Blocking malicious software from reaching host servers
  • Continuously updating as new threats are detected

In addition, the D-Zone DNS Firewall provides advanced content filtering capabilities (by content type and time of day).

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