What are some of the benefits of DNSSEC?

What are some of the benefits of DNSSEC?

  • DNSSEC zones prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. Any customer with a DNSSEC-aware resolver will not be at risk from this attack.
  • DNSSEC is backwards compatible with the existing DNS infrastructure. Customers that are not using DNSSEC will not see any adverse effect. While they won’t get the protection, they’ll continue to access domain names just as they always have.
  • DNSSEC is the foundation of providing the safe and secure Internet of the future, including secure web browsing and adding additional security services to a wide variety of Internet services (e.g., email, voice-over-IP, etc.).

The DNS is a critical Internet infrastructure protocol and virtually everything that users do on the Internet depends on it. Protecting the DNS to ensure that users are connecting with the services they expect to be communicating with is the foundation of a safe and secure Internet.