Digicert dns trust manager vs Neustar / Ultra DNS Performance + Services

Enterprise DNS doesn't have to be complicated

Learn how DigiCert DNS Trust Manager is more than twice as fast as Ultra DNS in performance testing, and how we can work together to build complete redundancy.

Secondary DNS 

Both DigiCert DNS and Neustar UltraDNS support traditional Secondary DNS. For ultimate redundancy, our services pair well together. Your business will also benefit from DigiCert DNS' industry-leading speeds regardless of whether we are your primary or secondary provider, as resolvers tend to prefer the faster authoritative nameservers. 

Failover Services vs Sitebacker

DNS Made Easy operates on its own extensive, bare metal server infrastructure and utilizes its proprietary Peregrine Instant DNS updates (PIDU) technology, which pushes DNS changes to our thousands of authoritative nameservers in less than a second, making our Failover service one of the fastest in the world.

Ultra : Sitebacker

This feature is UltraDNS failover and monitoring service that requires no dedicated hardware to implement. SiteBacker runs health checks on resources and automatically directs traffic to an alternate resource in the event the primary IP/host fails. This solution can also be paired with other UltraDNS services.

DNS Made Easy: Failover

DigiCert DNS Trust Manager
Failover solution is powerful, yet refreshingly simple to configure. It is designed to automatically redirect traffic to an alternative endpoint in the event of a failure with little to no downtime. This is achieved via health checks that not only monitor your primary resource but also verify the health of your backup resource(s) before just rerouting traffic there.

Global Traffic Steering vs Directional DNS

Ultra: Directional DNS

This option is Ultra DNS’s Geolocation service which routes traffic according to end-user location for performance and the end-user experience. They offer 3,500 locations around the world to choose from and allow you to combine locations. This feature also lets you restrict access based on region.

DigiCert DNS Trust Manager: Global Traffic Directory (GTD)

DigiCert DNS' Global Traffic Director lets users create region-specific DNS records that can serve content based on user location. Records can be configured for six regions around the world. GTD greatly improves performance, resolution accuracy, and speeds.

DNS Analytics vs Website Performance Management

Ultra: Website Performance Management

Neustar offers website performance monitoring based on synthetic and real-user data, which gives customers more insight into potential site issues.

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DigiCert DNS: DNS Analytics

We offer true DNS-focused analytics
that provides in-depth, real-time reporting on your domain(s) query activity, including query logging and statistics. This solution is invaluable for gathering DNS infrastructure data, comparing trends over time, troubleshooting DNS errors and misconfigurations, researching threats based on historical domain data, optimizing performance, improving SEO, and more.

DNS Speed Comparison
Ultra DNS / Neustar

DigiCert DNS speed beats Neustar / Ultra DNS on a global scale.
The lower number is better performing and represents faster speeds. The graph shown is based on a world view (4/2023)

1. DigiCert DNS Trust Manager - 16.26 ms (Winner)
2. Ultra DNS / Neustar - 22.73 ms

Ultra DNS Neustar Speed Performance

DDoS Attack Prevention with Anomaly Detection

Ultra: Website Performance Management
Neustar’s Website Performance Management solution monitors your network and uses script alerts to notify you of problems as they occur, such as time-outs, SLA violations, and connectivity issues.

DigiCert DNS: Real-time Traffic Anomaly Detection (RTTAD)
We offer a real-time monitoring service that uses machine learning to analyze and predict web traffic. With Real-time Traffic Anomaly Detection (RTTAD), you can view your DNS traffic in real time, and are instantly notified if any suspicious activity is detected. With RTTAD enabled, you can make proactive decisions rather than reactive ones and stop an attack before it can bring your domain offline. Our network is also engineered to protect against TCP state exhaustion attacks, reflection/amplification attacks, and application attacks. Best used for identifying unusual activity and stopping DDoS attacks.

Do you need more advanced GeoDNS services?
Our sister company Constellix has one of the most innovative DNS and Multi-CDN feature sets in the industry. See how Constellix and Ultra DNS compare.