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Apr 15, 2014 By

WorldBlu 2014

A Closer Look At What It Means To Be Democratic

Last week, Dyn announced that it had made the WorldBlu list of Most Democratic Workplaces for the third year in a row. In response to this news, Dyn was asked to fill out a questionaire. We have included VP of Talent Colleen Karpinsky Cone’s answers below.

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Apr 14, 2014 By

Internet of Things

30 Billion “Things” To Consider: How IoT Will Transform Enterprise IT

From IDC to Gartner, there is a lot of talk right now about the Internet of Things (IoT) but we wanted to know what this really means for Enterprise IT organizations. So we decided to ask Scott Hilton, Dyn EVP of Product, six questions on the topic.

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Apr 10, 2014 By

What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Security Bug

This past Monday, a new vulnerability in OpenSSL version 1.0.1 called “Heartbleed” was announced. This vulnerability is of particular concern as it could permit a remote attacker to extract up to 64 KB of information from any remote server running OpenSSL software. Unfortunately, this data leakage could include login credentials, private keys and other sensitive information.

Based on the software’s release history, this vulnerability has existed for approximately two years. Further, the attack leaves behind no tell tale log signatures to identify that an attack has taken place or what sensitive information may have been leaked. In many ways, this vulnerability represents the perfect storm in Internet security, as OpenSSL is considered the most popular way to secure web browser sessions.

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Apr 9, 2014 By

Dyn Family

Treat & Run Your Business Like A Family

I recently had the honor of speaking at the Transitions East Conference in Tampa, FL, put on by Family Business Magazine and Stetson University. I didn’t know what to expect as it was my first time attending such a conference. Nearly 300 attendees were treated to an agenda that was informative, honest, and inspiring.

The show was littered with speakers and attendees from Bush Beans (Jay Bush of Jay & Duke fame), Brown-Forman (Jack Daniels, Finlandia), the CEO of Just Born and Candy Hall-of-Famer Ross Born (Mike & Ikes, Peeps), and Wendy Yuengling Baker (Yuengling, America’s oldest brewery). The list went on and on. Everywhere you turned, an iconic family enterprise like Publix, Meijer, Luck Companies, and the Harlem Globetrotters said hello.

It was awesome networking as these people were filled with pride and commitment to their work.

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Apr 8, 2014 By

WorldBlu 2014

Dyn Named One Of The World’s Most Democratic Workplaces

Internet performance leader recognized for third straight year by WorldBlu.

Manchester, NH (April 8, 2014) – For the third year in a row, Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet performance solutions, has been named to the prestigious WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces 2014.

In receiving this award, Dyn joins 40 other companies from around the globe and across all industries including Menlo Innovations, New Belgium Brewery, DaVita and Zappos.com, a Dyn client.

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Apr 7, 2014 By

Why We Decided To Stop Offering Free Accounts

For the last 15 years, all of us at Dyn have taken pride in offering a free version of our Dynamic DNS Pro product. What was originally a product built for a small group of users has blossomed into an exciting technology used around the world.

That is why with mixed emotions we announced the end of that free hostname program today, officially turning down on May 7th.

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Apr 3, 2014 By

dyndevcenter

Introducing Dyn’s Developer Center

As the Internet continues to become the control plane for just about any device we touch in our daily lives, we strive to make our products more functional and developer-friendly to enable the proliferation of the next-generation Internet. To that end, I am pleased to introduce some of the first fruits of our labors here at Dyn – the new Developer Center.

This new section of our website brings together our existing Traffic Management (Managed DNS), Message Management (Email Delivery), and Remote Access Updater Client APIs with new Software Development Kits and technical documentation. Additionally, we have made key functionality enhancements to our Dyn Community forums which will allow developers and users to connect with each other on topics around our product offerings.

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Apr 2, 2014 By

7layer300

The Resilient Internet: Why You Can’t Shut It Down

In last week’s blog, my colleague Chris Brenton wrote a great piece on Why Turkey’s Twitter Ban May Be Futile. He concluded the piece with a critically important sentence: “From the beginning the Internet was designed to resiliently facilitate the free flow of information.”

For all the questions about security, the Internet has been designed with great staying power. The Internet, like an onion, is built in layers. More specifically I am referring to the seven-layer OSI model of computer networking.

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Apr 1, 2014 By

dyndynpartner

Dyn Announces Partnership With Dyn

Manchester, NH (April 1, 2014) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Traffic Management, today announced it has created a new partnership with Dyn, the worldwide leader in Message Management. The new partnership will make Dyn and Dyn the worldwide leaders in Internet performance.

Dyn, which was incorporated in 2001, is the number one provider of managed DNS services among Top 1000 visited websites, according to Datanyze and Alexa. Dyn, which was coincidentally also incorporated in 2001, sends more than 1 billion transactional and bulk emails every month and is considered a thought leader in the deliverability industry.

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Mar 27, 2014 By

girlstechday

Cultivating Future Dyners At Girls Technology Day

In order to get more girls interested in technology, the younger we start, the better. However, based on 2012 High School AP enrollment for Computer Science, only 0.7% of all students in NH took the course, and only 15% of that 0.7% were women. While this number is shockingly low, it was actually pretty good compared to the rest of the country, considering the fact that three states didn’t even have any female AP test takers.

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