The Domain Name System (DNS) can be likened to the phone book of the internet. It translates human-friendly domain names into IP addresses that computers use to identify each other. When you type in a website address like “www.example.com” into your browser, the DNS system looks up the corresponding IP address, allowing your browser to connect to the website’s server. But, like many foundational internet technologies, DNS is not without its vulnerabilities. This is where DNS monitoring comes into play as a critical component of website security.
What is DNS Monitoring?
DNS monitoring involves regularly observing and analyzing DNS traffic for signs of malicious activity or operational issues. It’s about keeping an eye on DNS resolution processes, understanding regular patterns, and quickly detecting anomalies that could indicate a security threat or performance issue.