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Terry Bernstein
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Terry Bernstein on
July 16, 2020

Fresh New Features

Integrate with more of the Tech in Your Environment

Kubernetes Integration

NS1’s recent integration with Kubernetes Cert Manager automates DNS validation by a Certificate Authority and makes it easy to apply and manage SSL/TLS certificates to any domain or subdomain in the NS1 platform. Check out the help center for more information.

HashiCorp Consul Integration

Now it’s easy to unify service discovery and intelligently steer traffic across complex and dynamic multi-cloud environments. Check out this datasheet for an overview of the Consul and NS1 integration.

Flexible Reporting & Monitoring

Real-time Partial Query Reporting

This feature allows one to see and analyze historical query trends. Some common use cases include:

  • Identify domain names getting more queries than expected which could indicate malicious activity
  • Identify sudden drops in query volume to specific domain names which could indicate an operational issue
  • Identify sudden rises in query volume that could indicate a DDoS attack

Interested in learning more? Contact support for details

Asia/Oceania Monitoring Sites

Configure monitors to utilize monitoring regions in Sydney and Tokyo. With this addition, customers now can choose from 7 monitoring regions worldwide. This addition allows users to monitor endpoints located in Australia or Asia from just that region, avoiding test failures caused by distance-induced latency.

Geo/Large-Country Subdivisions

Steer DNS traffic-based on the specific region of a country (e.g., state, province, district, etc) of both the end user and the targeted endpoint. For example, if one has data centers in Beijing and Qinzhou, users from Southern China can be directed to Qinzhou, while those in the North can be directed to Beijing.

Enhanced User Experience & Security

Enhanced SSO

Users can now enable the use of SAML 2.0 single sign-on (SSO) authentication with Azure and OneLogin identity providers, in addition to the already supported Okta. This Help Center article provides more detail

Record-Level Access Permissions

Now you can control access by user or team for specific records and/or record types. For example, an email administrator may be granted access to change MX and TXT records. Click here to learn how to adjust user permissions.

URL Forwarding Site Expansion

Now operated out of more data centers to shorten distances and improve the speed of responses. View this help center article to get started.

Portal Updates

The NS1 management portal now supports dark mode and keyboard shortcuts. To enable dark mode look here.