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Optimize network performance with DNS data

Seeing traffic patterns you can’t explain? DNS Insights may hold the answer.

Sometimes DNS traffic patterns can surprise you. The DNS Insights feature of Managed DNS sifts through your DNS data to provide targeted information - giving you the power to troubleshoot and optimize your network in real-time.

Understand what's happening across your network

Sudden spikes in DNS queries can happen for many different reasons:

  • Misconfigurations may be causing a feedback loop that impacts network performance

  • Misconfigurations may expose internal devices and data to the internet, posing a significant security risk

  • Rising query volume could be an early sign of a DDoS attack

  • Unusual DNS traffic patterns could be part of a penetration test or a bug bounty program

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Mine your DNS data for answers

DNS Insights delivers relevant, targeted data to quickly identify the source of anomalous traffic. With DNS Insights you can:

Improve security

Quickly identify malicious activity and remove security leakages caused by improper DNS configuration

Reduce costs

Pinpoint causes of increased usage

Enhance user experience

Remove errors and misconfigurations in application traffic flows

Actionable, Real-Time Analysis

We gather the data from your DNS infrastructure, focusing on actionable details that help to explain overall traffic patterns and anomalous behavior

Know what to automate 2x

We deliver the data through a data stream that can be stored in any standard time series database

Manage at scale 2x

We visualize the data for you with pre-built dashboards that help identify issues at a glance

Deliver high performance 2x

What can you learn from your DNS traffic?

That random spike in traffic? Don't just assume it's a DDoS attack - our customers using DNS Insights have discovered root causes as mundane as misconfiguration issues, and as unusual as a college class experiment

Integrates with the systems your team is already using


The DNS Insights data feed is natively compatible with Prometheus and any system that supports Prometheus Remote Write (including Splunk and DataDog).


DNS Insights supports integrations with a wide variety of other data sinks through OpenTelemetry.


DNS Insights comes with pre-built Grafana dashboard templates.

Related Resources

Finding the Gold in Your DNS Data

Not Every DNS Traffic Spike is a DDoS Attack

Troubleshoot Your Network with DNS Insights

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