As the first operator to do so, Vodafone secures its services with DNSSEC technology
Vodafone was the first Czech mobile operator to enhance the safety of its domain www.vodafone.cz and its web services with DNSSEC technology. It provides protection against website tampering via the misuse of data in the Domain Name System (DNS) and prevents, for example, the possibility of undetected attempts to manipulate content on the site or obtain sensitive information via the users login to online services. "We are pleased that with this technology we can increase the safety of our customers.
Vodafone was the first Czech mobile operator to enhance the safety of its domain www.vodafone.cz and its web services with DNSSEC technology. It provides protection against website tampering via the misuse of data in the Domain Name System (DNS) and prevents, for example, the possibility of undetected attempts to manipulate content on the site or obtain sensitive information via the users login to online services.
"We are pleased that with this technology we can increase the safety of our customers. The introduction of DNSSEC technology was also smooth because we've accomplished it with specialists from CZ.NIC," says Jan Kočiš, Information Security Architect at Vodafone.
Users of Vodafone's online services with the security of DNSSEC can be convinced two ways. On the www.dnssec.cz site is an automatic test, which displays a green or red icon showing the key users, whether their connection is, respectively, not safe. The second option offers an add-on for Firefox, which can be downloaded for free from www.dnssec-validator.cz. This program allows you to control whether or not the currently visited domain is protected, again displaying an icon key, this time directly in the address bar of your browser window.
"The introduction of DNSSEC is not at all challenging, either financially, time-wise or regarding capacity. CZ.NIC offers a helping hand to anyone who is interested in implementing this technology. In our teaching center we have a practical course that presents this technology almost from A to Z. Important information, including instructions can be found on the www.dnssec.cz site," said Ondřej Filip, CEO of the CZ.NIC association.
DNSSEC technology in the Czech Republic since October 2008. To protect your and your clients it is used, for example, by the Internet portal of the Lidový noviny, lidovky.cz, as well as the network of regional media denik.cz grouped under the domain and all the news servers of the Economia group. Other companies using DNSSEC include one of the largest online bookshops, Kosmas.cz and Hypoteční Banka.
About Vodafone Czech Republic
Mobile operator Vodafone Czech Republic has, since 2005, been part of one of the largest telecommunications groups in the world, Vodafone Group. In the Czech Republic, it currently provides services for more than three million customers. Since 2007, the company provides comprehensive telecommunications services (voice and data services in fixed and mobile network) for business customers from both private and public sectors, under the name Vodafone OneNet . The company is also active in corporate social responsibility. It founded the Vodafone CZ foundation, which, with regards to the volume of distributed funding, is the third largest corporate foundation in the Czech Republic and over the last 6 years, has distributed more than CZK 85 million to the nonprofit sector. Last year, Vodafone celebrated its tenth anniversary on the Czech market with the innovative campaigns 'we are the same blood group' that massively pioneered unpaid blood donations and in the beginning of 2011 launched the first green network. Vodafone has repeatedly won the competitions CSR Award and Top Corporate Philanthropist in corporate social responsibility. More information on www.vodafone.cz.
About DNSSEC technology
DNSSEC is an extension of the DNS system, which increases the security services of domain names. The principle of the DNS namespace is a translation of Internet addresses, such as www.nic.cz or www.dobradomena.cz, to the numerical addresses, which the computer understands and through which they can secure displayed web pages, send an e-mail, Internet telephony and other common Internet services. DNSSEC increases security when using DNS by preventing smuggling, false, altered or incomplete data about domain names. CZ.NIC, as administrator of domain registry for .CZ and ENUM has introduced this technology to the security holders of these domains and the Czech Internet users in 2008. To date, DNSSEC protects 150,109 domains ending with .cz, which represent 17 percent of the total number of Czech domains. This makes the Czech Republic the world leader in the deployment of DNSSEC security technology. More information online at www.dnssec.cz.