VeriSign upgrades security on Titan

Internet infrastructure services provider VeriSign announced it has expanded its Project Titan initiative to include additional security upgrades designed to reinforce its global Internet infrastructure. The new upgrades and monitoring tools will help identify, track and isolate malicious Internet traffic generated from cyber attacks.

Launched in February 2007, Project Titan is designed to increase and protect the capabilities of VeriSign’s Internet infrastructure. The company plans to increase capacity of the .com and .net domain name systems by 10 times by 2010, as well as the development of new proprietary technologies and processes.

"VeriSign is working to stay ahead of the constantly changing demands on its Internet infrastructure and threats to its security," says Ken Silva, chief technology officer at VeriSign. "The first stage of Project Titan was focused on the speed of the Internet and range of our infrastructure.

This next stage will focus on ensuring that the level of security exceeds demands, such as new attacks coming from wireless devices, to keep the infrastructure stable and operational."

VeriSign says it would expand its existing security by implementing enhanced monitoring and response services that will improve the ability to detect, isolate and stop security threats, new security and operational protocols to effectively manage traffic flow and increased protection against application-type attacks and new tools to track, correlate and pinpoint security and network related events on a global basis.

The company previously announced it is making enhancements to the root server infrastructure which will boost the security of DNS by authenticating the origin of DNS data and verifying its integrity while moving across the Internet. VeriSign will use a DNS Security testbed for the root zone infrastructure to prepare for production systems.

Earlier this month, VeriSign published its Q4 2007 Domain Name Industry Brief, which reveals that the Internet grew by nearly 33 million domain names in 2007.

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