A pioneer in DNS and Web Application Security and a leader in cloud infrastructure

Our Story

Since 2001, companies, from startups to enterprises, have used Oracle Dyn’s world-leading Managed DNS service to connect their digital content and experiences to end-users across a global internet. Dyn Web Application Security (formerly Zenedge) allows customers to secure applications, networks, databases, and APIs from malicious internet traffic and bots. Dyn does all of this by having a robust and redundant network, unrivaled data and analytics and a team focused on engineering excellence and customer success!

Our Journey

  • 2001

    Incorporate with focus on Dynamic DNS & Remote Access

  • 2004

    Became a premium domain registrar

  • 2005

    Manchester, NH HQ opens its doors

  • 2007

    Launched enterprise Managed DNS services

  • 2009

    Web enterprise customers served: Twitter, Netflix, Zappos

  • 2010

    Launched Email Delivery services

  • 2011

    Global expansion in EMEA: Regional HQ, Brighton, UK

  • 2013

    Enterprises served: Microsoft, Time Warner

  • 2014

    Launched Monitoring & Analytics services

  • 2016

    Acquired by Oracle

  • 2017

    Becomes Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit (GBU)

  • 2018

    Launched Web Application Security suite

Oracle Dyn

Oracle Dyn, an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure global business unit (GBU), helps companies build and operate a secure, intelligent cloud edge, protecting them from a complex and evolving cyberthreat landscape. Our managed Web Application Security, DNS, and Email Delivery services are powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily. More than 4,500 customers rely on Oracle Dyn edge services, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, CNBC, and LinkedIn. Deployed as standalone solutions or fully integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Dyn edge services are the key to delivering resilient, high-performance sites and applications.

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Our Leadership Team

Kyle York, Vice President, Product Strategy and GM

Kyle York is the vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the general manager for its Dyn Global Business Unit (GBU). York has been an executive with Dyn since 2008. During his years there he spearheaded company growth and corporate strategy, which led to its acquisition by Oracle in 2016. In his current role, York focuses on product strategy, market development and evangelism for Oracle’s cloud platform and is responsible for overall Dyn GBU operations.

As an expert in the global Internet, cloud, SaaS, IaaS, and technology markets and trends, York has been featured in Entrepreneur, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Dark Reading, Wired, TechCrunch, Web Hosting Industry Review, NPR’s All Tech Considered, and PBS’s Frontline. He has been a guest speaker at many conferences including CIO Summit, Gartner, HostingCon, MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit, Interop, LAUNCH, The Next Web, and Web Summit.

York has spent his career working in the “as-a-service” business model. Prior to joining Dyn, he spent six years at SaaS company WhippleHill Communications, which was acquired by Blackbaud in 2014. In addition to his efforts at Dyn, he is a board member, advisor, and investor in several fast-growth startups. York holds a BS in marketing from Bentley University.

Scott Hilton, GM & VP, Product Development

Scott Hilton is General Manager and Vice President of Product Development for the Oracle Dyn GBU, where he is responsible for the product engineering, customer support and technical operations teams for Oracle Dyn’s industry-leading portfolio of Edge Services including (DNS, Email Delivery, Web Application Firewall, DDOS Mitigation, and Internet Monitoring). Scott oversees the overall global business unit (GBU) product development and Technical Operations organizations and has been a critical leader at Oracle Dyn since early 2013.

Scott specializes in driving growth strategies for product companies, having spent more than 15 years doing just that for SpringTide Networks, Lucent Technologies (Nasdaq: ALU), 3com (Nasdaq: COMS), and Sycamore Networks (Nasdaq: SCMR).

Scott is also an accomplished inventor and entrepreneur. He currently holds two patents in the network space — one for virtual private networks (VPN) automation and the other for mobile location-based services. He is also the founder of Spatial Adventures, a SaaS-based mobile tourism service.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master in Science of Electrical Engineering degree from George Mason University. He is also a military veteran, having served as a Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy. He lives in Groton, MA, with his wife and two children.

Dave Connors, VP, Technical Operations

Dave Connors is Vice President of Technical Operations for the Dyn GBU, where he is responsible for Technical Operations, Infrastructure Engineering, Security and Customer Support. Dave has been at Dyn since early 2013, leading tremendous business and traffic growth in scaling Dyn as the best DNS network in the world.

He brings more than 20 years of technology and business experience to Dyn with a strong focus on leadership, process innovation and internet-based service delivery including Cloud, SaaS and IaaS. Before coming to Dyn, Dave served as the VP of Operations at Constant Contact and held senior leadership positions at BEA Systems, Revenio, and Affiliated Computer Services.

Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Yale University. He lives in Windham, NH with his wife and two daughters.

Dave Allen, VP, Business Operations & Strategy

Dave Allen is Vice President of Business Operations and Strategy, where he leads Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Internet Intelligence team, which takes Oracle’s unique telemetry and data on the security, performance and reliability of the global Internet and delivers solutions for Oracle’s customers. Additionally, Dave oversees operations for the Oracle Dyn global business unit, including go-to-market operations, information systems and technology, and all other back-office functions.

Previously, Dave was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Dyn before its acquisition by Oracle in 2017. Before that, Dave practiced in the International Business Transactions and Private Equity groups at Nixon Peabody LLP where he worked with technology companies and investors. Dave is a graduate of both the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Dave lives in New Hampshire with his wife and son.

Paul Heywood, VP, Worldwide Sales & Business Strategy

Paul Heywood is the VP Worldwide Sales and Business Strategy for the Oracle Dyn GBU where he leads the global sales, sales engineering and customer success teams.

Prior to joining Dyn in September 2013, Paul was Head of New Business at Claranet Ltd, a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leading European Managed Service Provider. Paul specializes in working within fast-growing technology organizations focused on the design and execution of effective revenue growth strategies.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Wales, Cardiff where he was a member of the Biomechanics PhD program.

Phil Francisco, VP, Product Marketing

Phil Francisco is Vice President of Product Marketing at Dyn where he is responsible for aligning Dyn’s strategy, products, customers, demand generation, communications and market.

Previously, Phil was Vice President of Data Management Products and Strategy for the IBM Analytics portfolio of database and Hadoop product offerings and Netezza products, a role he held both prior and subsequent to the acquisition of Netezza by IBM. Prior to Netezza, he held Vice President of Marketing and Product Management roles at PhotonEx and Lucent Technologies' Optical Networking Group. In addition, he has more than 10 years of experience in software, hardware, and systems engineering at AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories.

Phil holds a patent in advanced optical network architectures. Additionally, he holds BSE degrees in Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSE in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University - Fuqua School of Business. He and his wife live in Groton, MA.

Leon Kuperman, VP, Software Development

Leon Kuperman is Vice President, Software Development for the Oracle Dyn GBU where he is working on the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure WAF and Edge Security, bringing together data at the edge and applying machine-learning based analysis to thwart cybersecurity attacks

Leon was previously a co-founder of Zenedge, which was acquired by Oracle in 2018. Prior to Zenedge, Leon was a co-founder of HostedPCI Inc. and president and CTO at At both companies, his focus was on addressing the security challenges facing eCommerce websites today. Leon has also had CTO roles at and Truition (where he was also the founder).

Leon is an authority on Web Application Security, machine learning, and rapid scaling of cloud infrastructure.

He began his career at IBM, which is where he was awarded a patent relating to eCommerce caching systems. Leon holds a B.A.Sc. in Computer Science from York University.

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