In research and education, you work hard to maintain a safe digital environment for staff and students. Effective domain name server (DNS) protection is an important layer of that defence.
With the right DNS protection, you gain confidence that user web requests are being directed to reputable IP addresses – helping deliver safe and efficient web access to your users.
To help achieve this, our Janet Network resolver offers advanced DNS protection to protect your users and your reputation – while delivering the performance and capacity to meet your needs as a Janet Network connected organisation.
Reduce traffic to undesirable sites
With the service’s advanced DNS protection, you can mitigate the risk of user web requests directed to compromised or disreputable IP addresses (for example, as a result of phishing or related attacks).
To do this, the service uses independent analysis and research on attack techniques and adapts to emerging and evolving threats.
Meet user needs, no matter how large your organisation
This is a carrier-grade service, designed to meet your performance and capacity needs as a Janet-connected organisation. We are happy for you to benchmark the service to help ensure it meets your needs.
Upcoming features: response policy zone (RPZ) feeds
To further improve the Janet Network resolver service, we plan to introduce response policy zone (RPZ) feeds as an enhanced option.
In particular, we plan to include a Jisc RPZ feed, designed specifically for the education and research community.
The planned Jisc RPZ feed will make use of data from the Janet Network resolver service for the benefit of the whole Jisc community. The more organisations using the resolver, the better the threat intelligence will be – protecting not only you, but the Janet Network as a whole.
Because the Jisc RPZ will derive its data from research and education traffic, the threat intelligence is likely to be more closely targeted to your needs.
By using RPZ feeds as part of the Janet Network resolver service, you will no longer need an RPZ of your own, which could save you time and money.
As the RPZ can only be accessed by the research and education community you may also see a performance gain.