DNS: An Asset, Not a Liability

Every IT professional knows by now that Domain Name System (DNS) servers are risky business, with attackers using them to redirect traffic to malicious sites, communicate with command-and-control servers, steal data, and bring down networks.

What is less commonly known is that DNS can be configured to protect itself against attacks, and furthermore become a security asset that augments traditional defenses such as firewalls, antivirus software, and security and event management systems (SIEMS).


Ali Sleiman is the System Engineering Director for the Middle East, Africa & Turkey region at Infoblox, the global leader of DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management solutions. He is an accomplished technology professional with over 23 years of experience in IT. Prior to joining Infoblox, Ali played key roles in technical management at several leading technology companies and startups including Xerox, EDS, Pictometry International and most recently providing financial software and security solutions at ConServe. Ali has solid abilities to build professional relationships and develop people and align business with success. Ali received his B.S from State University of New York and is currently working on his MBA degree.