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.
What 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.
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.
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).