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Our network engineers realized that there were many limitations to using a traditional Anycast configuration, so we resolved to build our own. The plus isn't there just to look pretty, our engineers architected our network from the ground up to deliver faster and more accurate query routing.

Anycast Unicast

Before we dig into how we built our proprietary Anycast + network, let's cover a few basics. Unicast networks rely on hosting a website’s IP address on a single DNS server that is responsible for answering queries from around the world. Queries have to encounter many hops along the way, which can lead to slow downs or even outages.

An Anycast network is able to overcome these difficulties, because a website’s IP address corresponds to dozens of different DNS servers at once. So when a user sends out a query for example.com, they would get back the IP address 1.1.1.1 from many different servers. This means users are able to get locally specific responses to their queries, which slashes resolution times. In the event a server (or even an entire data center) goes down, Anycast networks are self-healing and are about to reroute queries to the next nearest location or server.

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The Difference is in the Plus

Our IP Anycast + technology is a proprietary multi-cloud architecture that provides enhanced traffic scalability, deliverability, and speed.

We've spent the last 15 years and millions of dollars of infrastructure working to make sure every one of your queries is always answered correctly as fast as possible. And it's paid off, our network has been ranked as the fastest in the industry according to third party monitoring firms.

Security Benefits of IP Anycast +

This infographic explains how DNS Made Easy's IP Anycast+ network balance the load when facing off against a Volumetric DDoS attack. Our network is also engineered to protect against many other attacks such as: TCP State Exhaustion attacks (protocol abuse), Reflection attacks, and Application attacks (DNS).

1. The attacker floods the target with malicious traffic which drowns out the good traffic. Often in-house or unicast network's cannot handle a DDoS attack. Such connections are only so large and eventually will fail from being overwhelmed by the influx of traffic.

2. Malicious traffic is sent to DNSME's scrubbing facilities before being sent through our network. DNSME uses a proprietary cleaning algorithm to scrub malicious traffic.

3. Query traffic is redirected to many Points of Precense (PoP) to distribute the load (We like to think of an incoming bandwidth connection as a pipe. The larger the pipe, the larger the data the network can receive).

4. Each PoP then filters query traffic through our comprehensive system of firewalls.

5. Clean traffic is then pushed to our name servers which direct and answer query traffic. DNSME has hundreds of these servers across its 16 points of presence.

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