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April 25, 2018

NS1’s Pulsar and DNSSEC Named Finalists for Best of Interop Awards 2018

Intelligent routing engine Pulsar 2.0 honored in the Infrastructure Category. DNSSEC selected for the Security Category.

NEW YORK, NY – April 25, 2018 – NS1, the leader in next generation DNS solutions, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Best of Interop Awards in the Infrastructure Category for Pulsar 2.0, a cloud-based routing engine that uses real user monitoring data to enable intelligent traffic management decisions. NS1’s implementation of Domain Name System (DNS) Security Extension was also selected as a finalist in the Security Category for providing security without compromise. The awards recognize companies that have made significant technological advancements in some of the most important facets of the IT industry.

“DNS is the first stop for everything that happens on the internet. As consumers continuously demand better performance and more secure applications, DNS has become a critical enabler of business success,” said Kris Beevers, CEO and co-founder of NS1. “Both Pulsar and NS1’s implementation of DNSSEC augment DNS to enable the flawless and secure delivery of modern applications at scale. This innovation elevates NS1 as the leader in next generation DNS solutions and a finalist for the 2018 Best of Interop Awards.”

Recognized in the Infrastructure Category, NS1 with Pulsar 2.0 is the only integrated DNS solution that detects and dynamically adjusts for conditions on the internet, at CDNs and in cloud services, in order to ensure optimal performance and maximum uptime. When it comes to modern applications, the rise of SaaS and market demand for rich content delivery, even milliseconds of latency – or, worse, downtime – can dramatically impact user experiences and loyalty, brand reputation, conversions and, ultimately, the bottom line.

Unlike traditional solutions that rely exclusively on static traffic routing techniques such as geotargeting, Pulsar utilizes real-time performance and availability telemetry automatically and securely collected from dozens of CDNs and public clouds operating in every internet market to optimize routing decisions instantly. This gives enterprises the ability to easily route traffic to multiple CDNs and cloud facilities based on availability, performance and business logic.

Pulsar 2.0 features granular, single-pane-of-glass visibility into CDN and cloud performance, while delivering advanced analytic capabilities that empower IT teams to best leverage infrastructure for the highest business value. Data shows that Pulsar traffic routing decisions were up to 89 percent faster than the average CDN, and on average, 16 percent faster.

Recognized in the Security Category, NS1’s implementation of DNSSEC is the only solution to prevent against attacks that can compromise the integrity of answers to DNS queries without compromising DNS performance.

“DNS cache poisoning” attacks can have serious consequences for online enterprises and their customers. However, DNSSEC adoption is not widespread because technical barriers to its use have resulted in an unfortunate trade-off between functionality and security. NS1 has implemented DNSSEC to remove the technical barriers, eliminating the need to choose between usability and protection. All of NS1’s advanced traffic management capabilities are available on DNSSEC signed zones, including NS1’s suite of metadata, data feeds and filter chain technology.

NS1 will showcase Pulsar 2.0 and DNSSEC at booth 307 during Interop ITX in Las Vegas April 30-May 4. Best of Interop Award winners will be announced during the show on May 3. Learn more about NS1 at

About NS1 NS1 is the leader in next generation DNS solutions that orchestrate the delivery of the world’s most critical internet and enterprise applications. Only NS1’s purpose-built platform, which is built on a modern API-first architecture, transforms DNS into an intelligent, efficient and automated system, driving dramatic gains in reliability, resiliency, security and performance of application delivery infrastructure. Many of the highest-trafficked sites and largest global enterprises trust NS1, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Nielsen, Squarespace, Pandora and The Guardian. Visit to learn more.