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Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.
Member Since: 9/26/2014
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Dr. Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer and thought leader who designed, implemented, and deployed several Domain Name System (DNS) protocol extensions and applications that are used throughout the Internet today. He is CEO of Farsight Security Inc. Previously, he served as President, Chairman, and founder of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC); as President of MAPS, PAIX, and MIBH; and as CTO of Abovenet/MFN. Since 2005, Dr. Vixie has served on the ARIN Board of Trustees. He is a founding member of ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee and Security and Stability Advisory Committee. He operated ISC's F-Root name server for many years and is a member of Cogent's C-Root team. He is a sys admin for Op Sec Trust. He earned his PhD from Keio University, for work related to DNS and DNSSEC, and was recently named to the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame.

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Benefits of DNS Service Locality

10/24/2018
Operating one's own local DNS resolution servers is one of the simplest and lowest-cost things an IT administrator can do to monitor and protect applications, services, and users from potential risks.

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