BlueCat, the Adaptive DNS company, announced that its DNS service points are in the process of being deployed into Ajinomoto’s hybrid cloud network, coordinating with Microsoft DNS, SD-WAN and Web Proxies to enable DNS-based internet breakout that optimize cloud application performance while reducing dependency on expensive Web Proxies and MPLS.
The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.
Within the solution, BlueCat DNS is the authority for traffic steering by facilitating direct connection for both internal services and trusted external services, while directing endpoints trying to connect to untrusted services to the legacy Web Proxy.
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BlueCat DNS also coordinates with SD-WAN, making BlueCat DNS the only resolution path for cloud services. This coordinated solution nullifies the risk of a bad actor bypassing DNS and initiating a Direct-to-IP connection.
As global hybrid cloud networks divert more and more traffic to cloud services and SaaS applications, the BlueCat solution will increase application performance, reduce dependence on MPLS and Web Proxies, make SD-WAN projects less complicated and costly (reducing the dependence on DPI), and improve security by allowing cloud services to reverse whitelists of corporate IP addresses.
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Furthermore, the solution will help to protect IoT endpoints, as they typically do not connect to Web Proxies, and cannot support an agent. BlueCat DNS can restrict these endpoints to only accessing services that are authorized for IoT.
Michael Harris, CEO of BlueCat, says “BlueCat’s DNS services points run anywhere – on SD-WAN, customer premises equipment (CPE), or any cloud platform. This enables our customers to place the DNS service point at edge locations alongside SD-WAN, reducing the costs of MPLS and backhaul whilst improving the performance and security of internet breakout connections.”
Mr. Kaneda, Corporate Services Division, Information Planning, Infrastructure Group at Ajinomoto, says “To enhance the capability of smooth and seamless communication, we are aiming to build up a strong and stable global ICT platform with modern technologies such as cloud services and SD-WAN. We think BlueCat is one of the best tools to realize it.”
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