Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 - KISA
Nominum, the leader in secure and intelligent DNS solutions, announced a partnership today with the KISA whereby they will have access to its Vantio(tm) Intelligent DNS system and Vantio MDR(tm) (Malicious Domain Redirection) policy module for a variety of security offerings including DNSSEC validation.

Vantio's policy software modules MDR, NXR, and UAR and hosted network services SKYE(tm) Network Protection Service and NavAssist(tm) provide network-wide benefits including protecting users from becoming infected with malware and the propagation of botnets, helping them reach their intended destinations more quickly and better informed, and isolating PCs infected with viruses from draining network resources.

KISA, established in 2009, is a public corporation dedicated to ensuring a high-quality and safe Internet framework for Korea by working with the government to develop Internet-related policy, protect national Internet-infrastructure, and promote Internet usage. As part of this initiative, KISA chose Nominum's Vantio caching DNS system as a highly secure, scalable, and reliable augmentation to their existing DNS infrastructure. The full DNSSEC support included with Vantio was a major selling point for KISA who plans to ensure a safe Internet for consumers by offering DNSSEC validation for the first time in Korea. ISPs, in partnership with KISA, will direct their customers who want DNSSEC validation to KISA's DNS servers. This relationship also provides the structure KISA will use to offer future security solutions around network protection which will be offered both to Korean service providers and directly to end customers as is being done with this current DNSSEC project.

"KISA continues to play a critical role in ensuring the security of the Internet in Korea and protecting the safety of Internet users throughout the country. We are proud to be a part of that process and to work with such a respected partner. We are looking forward to our continued relationship in this growing market," said Pete Wisowaty, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Nominum, Inc.

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KISA was established as a public corporation responsible for managing the Internet of Korea on July 23th, 2009, by merging three institutes: NIDA, KISA, and KIICA. KISA is now an improved public agency that plays a major role in developing and researching the Internet in Korea.

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