Global information services and technology company, Neustar entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Verisign’s recursive Public DNS service. With the acquisition, the address space for Verisign Public DNS, including the widely used 18.104.22.168 will be transferred to Neustar and incorporated into its robust recursive UltraDNS Public service. Neustar also stated that the company will continue providing Verisign users with a continuation of the service and support they have been accustomed to receiving.
Neustar also announced that Verisign users will be seamlessly migrated over to the Neustar infrastructure in a process that will be fully transparent to them. The acquisition builds on the addition by Neustar of Verisign’s DDoS and DNS customers. Neustar features security portfolios comprised of DDoS mitigation, web application firewall (WAF), authoritative and recursive DNS, IP and threat intelligence, and website performance management. Brian McCann, President of Security Solutions, Neustar, said,
“A critical component of the overall DNS ecosystem, Recursive DNS is responsible for navigating and connecting outbound business interactions, such as email and service portal APIs, to the open Internet and external customers. The addition of Verisign Public DNS to the Neustar family will utilize our recently upgraded DNS network infrastructure with extra capacity for trillions of queries per day and enhance our visibility into potential threats at the DNS layer, further increasing our ability to deliver world-class security services that our customers depend upon.”