Analyzing DNS Outage Impact on 3rd party Applications

Many blog posts have been written about the Dyn DNS DDOS attack  on October 21st. Dyn itself was very open with the problem and kept updating their customers and users impacted by the attack through their blog and twitter feed. My colleague David Jones (aka Jonesy) blogged about how our Dynatrace Synthetic monitoring picked up the problem for our customers. Here is a screenshot showing how, for instance,… read more

2016 Election – Digital Transformation at the State Level

Update: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 7:00pm EST Polls are starting to close and every indication points to no election day disruption due to DDoS attacks on DNS providers. We did observe that some of the states saw increased traffic that potentially impacted end users. Nevada Elections tweeted about the issue. Update: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 3:30pm EST Late afternoon shows no… read more

Are We Under A DDoS Attack?

Ensuring reliability and security of the IT infrastructure at a bank is not an easy task. It gets harder when the bank is very popular, with many branches spread across the country. The potential sources that can affect the end user experience (EUE) range from the internal infrastructure and the internal banking application through various ISPs implementing access for bank branches and end users of the e-banking solution. read more