NordLayer - Network Security

Custom DNS

DNS capabilities allow for smooth request processing and increased network privacy measures.

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WHAT IS IT?

What is a DNS?

A DNS address offers enhanced performance and security for devices through phishing filters. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will automatically assign a Domain Name System (DNS) address to your devices, but businesses can choose to define their own custom DNS separately for additional threat protection.

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USE CASES

When should you use Custom DNS?

Choosing to remain with DNS servers provided by your ISP may not be beneficial to your business, especially when switching to an alternative DNS through a third-party provider would create space for service enhancements.

Improved online safety

Set an extra security layer with a private DNS to prevent common and unknown threats to your online safety like harmful websites and phishing attacks.

Faster request processing

Using a correct DNS setup is commonly faster and more efficient in processing requests, resulting in better performance for enterprise devices connected to the internet.

Business continuity

Optimized performance and increased reliability should mean less disruption to your team’s workflows and no need for managers to work around downtime.

Increased server reliability

Third-party services can provide better services and improved infrastructure for less chance of DNS server downtime.

HOW NORDLAYER WORKS

How Custom DNS works

Without it, devices rely on request processing via a public DNS server, which handles large volumes of requests. A third-party DNS utilizes private servers to handle only your business requests.

With NordLayer

  • Increased speed and performance
  • Safely route through a third-party DNS to public servers
  • Route your custom DNS to proxy servers
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Without NordLayer

  • Public DNS servers have a larger volume of requests to process
  • Reliant on congested public infrastructure
  • Far less secure than a private DNS server

GETTING STARTED

Route your traffic to Custom DNS with NordLayer

  1. Contact our support team

  2. Provide your Virtual Private Gateway IP

  3. Configure Private DNS on NordLayer

  4. Let our support team help you get set up

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Protect your business with NordLayer

Start routing your traffic to a custom DNS or contact NordLayer’s Security specialist!

Additional info

Frequently asked questions

NordLayer uses public DNS servers when a custom DNS is not configured. Our solution facilitates connections to these servers ensuring protection against unwanted sites or users over the internet.

Setting up a private DNS for business use takes - on average - around five minutes, which includes switching over from your current DNS. For further information or guidance on doing this, please contact our support team.