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Cisco Acquires Enterprise Security Firm OpenDNS

As part of an effort to bolster its security services Cisco announced today a plan to acquire OpenDNS, a provider of a cloud service that enables IT organizations to rely more on external DNS servers to better secure their data center environments. Read more...

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.LTDA – Limitadas – Starts First Registration Phase

.LTDA – Limitadas – Starts First Registration Phase

The first registration phase for .LTDA is starting: As of October 29, 15:00 (UTC), trademark owners can register domains matching their trademarks. One of the registration requirements is an entry in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a kind of digital brand database. The domain extension .LTDA (“Limitada”) is aimed at companies that operate as “Sociedade Limitada” in Portuguese speaking countries or as “Sociedad de...

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DENIC implements secure and confidential e-mail communication based on DANE and DNSSEC

DENIC implements secure and confidential e-mail communication based on DANE and DNSSEC

[news release] The .DE registry and managing organization, DENIC, is among the early adopters who have implemented the technology labelled DANE with the objective to secure e-mail communication. Having been developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an open standard, DANE is a powerful tool to encrypt data traffic between mail servers and to verify the identity of the involved servers, in a reliable manner. For the German...

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ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars

ICANN has granted six German registrars data retention waivers under the 2013 Registry Accreditation Agreement due to conflicts with European data protection laws and the RAA. The registrars in question granted the most recent waivers are Moniker Online Services LLC , Key-Systems, LLC , Key-Systems GmbH , InterNetworX Ltd. & Co. KG , http.net Internet GmbH and AZ.PL, Inc . All six registrars cited as justification for their waiver...

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How to Keep Your Data Secure Even If You Don’t Trust Your Web Host

Whether a hosting provider goes out of business unexpectedly or a customer loses trust in their provider, mobility and multi-vendor redundancy are just two factors that could help them prepare for the worst case scenario and keep their data safe. Read more...

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