Neustar Security Services Overview

Today’s connected world leaves no room for error. Cyberattacks and missed connections can cause lasting damage to your business’s reputation and bottom line. Our Security Services secure your digital presence against risks and downtime while leaving you open for opportunities, ensuring your customers enjoy consistent, uninterrupted, quality interactions.

Neustar solutions will accelerate the performance of your online presence by helping you defend your network against threats and inform you of potential vulnerabilities. What we offer enterprises is a holistic, comprehensive solutions portfolio that delivers deep layers of defense and even deeper security intelligence to protect your business in an increasingly hostile online world. All toward bringing uninterrupted, more personalized experiences to your customers and safeguarding the stability of your digital enterprise and revenue stream.

Since the turn of the decade, security has played a pivotal role in who we are and what we do. We are the trusted source of decisioning data on 99.99% of all routable IP address worldwide. We’re the second largest DNS provider in the world, handling over one trillion DNS queries per month in our massively scalable and ultra-secure network. And we tirelessly innovate to create new ways to detect, mitigate and respond to the latest threat vectors, from zero-day viruses to suspicious endpoints—all in a manner that’s simple to deploy and easy to manage.


Holistic Security is a Whole Lot Smarter

The security risks that your organization faces don’t come from a single direction. At any moment in time, you could be facing multiple threat vectors at once:

  • Experienced cybercriminals hiding behind a fake identity in a foreign country
  • Thousands of hijacked devices strung into a botnet to batter your website
  • Internal employees who unwittingly download ransomware onto your network servers

In many cases, Chief Security Officers are fighting multiple battles on multiple fronts with a piecemeal defense of security solutions. The problem with this strategy is that managing and integrating those different pieces can result in gaps, both in terms of threat intelligence and threat response. Neustar offers a simpler, smarter approach: a holistic, multilayered defense strategy that combines threat intelligence, automation and seamless protection, delivered in the cloud and managed by a single, experienced vendor.

The Neustar Security Solutions Portfolio protects your organization where it needs it most: at the Domain Name System (DNS) level where Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and malware infiltration often occur, at the IP level where identity and reputation are established, and at the application level where vulnerabilities can be exploited.

Together, these pieces give organizations the peace of mind to embrace the digital world around them without fear of losing critical information or tarnishing their brand.


DDoS Mitigation is More Important Now Than Ever

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are growing in complexity and impact. DDoS attacks a top concern among security professionals, followed by system compromise and ransomware. Enterprises have a good reason to be worried, as Neustar’s own Security Operations Center (SOC) continues to see double digit growth in these attacks over time.

To help organizations combat the rising number of DDoS attacks, Neustar offers UltraDDoS Protect: a powerful DDoS mitigation service running on a massive, global platform that is one of the world’s largest dedicated DDoS mitigation networks. With 14 global nodes and 12+ Tbps capacity and growing, UltraDDoS Protect delivers the protection companies need, with the ability to rapidly detect, protect against, and respond to DDoS attacks of all sizes.

Ninety-seven percent of Neustar International Security Council (NISC) members indicated that a Web Application Firewall (WAF) was considered an essential component of security infrastructure. Neustar is up to the challenge, with UltraWAF, a powerful service that can be used in concert with UltraDDoS Protect. Neustar UltraWAF and UltraDDoS Protect represent a true cloud-based solution that requires minimal IT management and no additional capex or complexity in the network. The solution is augmented by Neustar’s security experts to make sure that the latest threat intelligence and mitigation tactics are employed in the defense of your organization.


DNS Protection: Our Domain of Expertise

Domain Name System servers are on the front lines of cyberattacks. They are frequently the target of DDoS attacks and quickly become overloaded with numerous false requests, eventually shutting them down. DNS servers are also responsible for connecting your internal users to the outside digital world and, if left unsecured, can allow users to download potentially harmful content.

DNS technology performs two distinct roles in the network. As a recursive DNS server, it resolves an alphanumeric IP address into understandable and recognizable words, such as mybusiness.com. As an authoritative DNS server, it connects users to a specific application or web content. And due to their design, DNS servers have their own unique security needs. For example, a recursive DNS server might require ultra-low latency and protection against DNS spoofing. An authoritative DNS server, on the other hand, could benefit from security measures that ensure availability, such as DDoS protection.

Neustar offers two unique and complementary solutions to address today’s DNS security requirements: UltraDNS and UltraDNS Firewall. Both solutions provide secure, hosted DNS services within Neustar’s massive, high- performance and high-security cloud network.

Capable of functioning as primary or secondary DNS server solution, UltraDNS delivers industry- leading security and availability, providing you with:

  • Designed for 100% SLA for DNS resolution
  • Built-in protection against DDoS attacks, DNS spoofing and more through the power of our exclusive DNS Shield network and technology
  • Single-click DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protection of all zones and IPv6 compliance
  • A trusted, proven solution that handles over 55 billion global DNS queries every day

Neustar UltraDNS Firewall is a customizable, enterprise-grade, cloud-based DNS service that helps protect organizations from malware, ransomware and objectionable content and delivers fast and reliable navigation globally to vital online applications.


Superior IP Decisioning Data: Accurate Geolocation and Risk Insight

Much of the original appeal of the Internet was its anonymity. That anonymity can protect our individual privacy, but it can also protect the identity of criminals and imminent attacks. Even when you know the IP address on the other end of a transaction, how do you know that IP address is authentic, safe and not simply hiding another IP address behind it?

As the trusted source for 99.99% of the world’s routable IPv4 and IPv6 address data, Neustar is uniquely qualified to protect organizations from untrusted or suspicious IP traffic while also protecting the personal identity of users. Neustar IP Intelligence also ensures licensing compliance by accurately delivering over-the-top (OTT) content and streaming media.

Neustar IP Intelligence decisioning data includes UltraGeoPoint and UltraReputation. UltraGeoPoint provides more than 40 unique attributes for each IP address including continent, country, state, city, postal/zip, latitude/longitude, phone prefix/area code, time zone, and DMA and MSA codes. UltraGeoPoint can also tell you whether or not the IP address in question is associated with an Anonymizer or Proxy which may indicate bot or server traffic and the need for further investigation of that address.

UltraReputation provides a clear view of the relative risk associated with an IP address and whether it’s coming from a known or anonymous (bot or server) source. It is the first line of insight for businesses to differentiate real user traffic from “non-human” traffic.

IP Intelligence data provides geolocation and risk insight to meet the wide variety of IP decisioning needs within an organization. If a decision is made to deliver digital media to a user, block access to a site or content or tag an IP address with a history of fraud or risk, customers can be sure that decision will be made using the most comprehensive IP geolocation and IP reputation data available in the market.


UltraThreat Feeds: Comprehensive, Near Real-Time, Threat Insight

The complexity of digital security today makes the ability to identify threats and prevent attacks before they happen more difficult than ever – but the stakes are also higher than ever. The loss from a typical data breach averages $4 million, while more serious “mega breaches” can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. In this environment, it’s critically urgent to find effective ways to detect, identify and defend against attacks.

Given how quickly attackers are shifting their strategies and attack vectors, comprehensive security coverage at every layer in the stack is essential. You need focused threat detection data that helps identify evolving threats, as well as broader data that supports programmatic analysis to expose deeper threats, and the bad guys, before they do damage. Your threat data must be current and actionable, and informed by a unique perspective on Internet activity to help your team quickly identify and stop threats before your organization becomes the next victim.

UltraThreat Feeds allow you to detect threats including:

  • Malicious DGAs – Domains created by algorithms in malware that enable infected hosts to connect back to command and control servers (C2)
  • Suspicious DNS Tunneling Attempts – Domains that leverage the DNS protocol to create a “tunnel” to exfiltrate data past customers security measures
  • Newly Observed/Published/Recently Deactivated Domains - Domains with little or no history, or Domains that have been previously deactivated and suddenly become active
  • Domain Updates (Nameserver or Hosting IP Address) – Indications that a domain has been hijacked
  • Anonymous Proxies - Identification of proxies to uncover users who are attempting to hide their location and/or activity

Neustar’s UltraThreat Feeds provide the near real-time threat data you need to detect emerging threats and help identify and stop bad traffic, both inbound and outbound


Performance Protection: Know How You’re Doing

If your website or service is broken, slow, or not performing well, the result could be unhappy customers or lost customers and lost revenue.

Neustar WPM provides critical insights into performance of your website or web service, sending threshold-based alerts, providing detailed object level reports, and allowing faster issue find and fix of issues, thus minimizing impact to customers.

WPM is a boon to brands that need to protect their online reputation and ensure quality customer experiences.

As a robust solution designed to help organizations of all sizes maintain high customer satisfaction, WPM offers features that include:

  • Cloud-based monitoring and load testing with synthetic and real users
  • Real User Measurement directly from visiting browsers and ability to deploy local agents behind firewalls
  • Insight into key performance issues such as latency, page load times, object load times, and more

Vulnerability & Penetration Testing: Know What Needs Work

Neustar Professional Services deliver the expertise and experience needed to identify and fill defense gaps – both physical and digital. Our service team members carry coveted industry certifications (e.g., Certified Ethical Hackers) and boast an average of 18 years of experience, so you know you can trust our security advice.

  • Network assessment, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
  • Defense solution planning and design
  • Solution integration and customization
  • Performance optimization including website performance and testing optimization
  • 24/7 technical support plus optional on-site staff augmentation
  • On-site and remote training

Professional Services: We Bring It All Together for You

Neustar Professional Services help you secure your networks and data. Our services assess the vulnerability of your online systems, prescribe fixes for weaknesses and gauge performance so your digital presence is protected against cyber threats and provides customers with uninterrupted experiences.

  • Business Continuity Management
  • Cyber Security Assessments
  • Web Performance Analysis & Optimization
  • Risk Mitigation Best Practices
  • DNS Audit
  • Product Guidance

Optimum Performance, Robust Defense

With Neustar cloud-based Security Solutions, you can protect your business without having to worry about protecting your investment. Get best-of-breed DDoS Protection, DNS Security, IP Intelligence, Web Performance and Optimization and more, from the most trusted name in Security Services: Neustar.


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