DNS Monitoring

Constantly monitor your DNS for server downtime, performance fluctuations, and unauthorized changes to DNS records.

HTTP Failures

Enhanced Network Uptime

Detect and troubleshoot potential network outages with DNS monitoring. Identify and resolve issues before they impact users, ensuring unparalleled network uptime and reliability. Maintain continuous availability of your DNS servers for a seamless online experience.

Uptime Checks
Status CodesDNS Issues

Early Detection of DNS Issues

Atatus enables the proactive management of your network by detecting issues such as slow response times, failed lookups, and load balancing problems. With DNS monitoring, anticipate and address problems before they escalate, ensuring high availability and optimal performance for your infrastructure.

SSL Certificate Incidents

Boost Website Security with DNS Monitoring

Secure your website by identifying unauthorized changes to DNS records with our product. Early detection of these changes can thwart ongoing attacks, preventing further damage. Optimize your DNS infrastructure's performance for faster website loading times, enhanced user experience, and improved search engine rankings.

Global Uptime
Status CodesDNS Server Check

Maximize your DNS Server Efficiency using Assertion

Monitor the performance of each DNS server in different geographic regions and adjust load balancing strategies dynamically based on real-time conditions. Explore load balancer health, server performance, and DNS server latency to conduct a comprehensive server analysis. Identify load distribution imbalances, optimize server resource utilization, and promptly troubleshoot latency bottlenecks. Ensure your DNS servers operate at peak efficiency, providing a responsive and reliable online experience.

API Failures by Status Code
API ErrorDNS Requests

Monitoring Internal and External DNS Requests

Maintain a robust DNS infrastructure by actively monitoring internal service discovery and external DNS resolution. Verify both internal service discovery and external DNS resolution, automating tests for resolvability and optimal lookup times across various record types. Distinguish widespread DNS outages from regional issues by running tests from managed locations.

API Failures

Monitor Uptime Worldwide with DNS Monitoring

Secure your website and protect your data with DNS monitoring and API testing. Test API functionality and monitor DNS security to ensure optimal website performance and customer trust.

Ping Monitoring

Ping Monitoring

Perform global ping tests to monitor the availability and response time of servers and network devices continuously.

SSL Monitoring

SSL Monitoring

Track the expiration dates of your SSL certificates, and receive alerts when certificates are about to expire.

External Requests

Website Monitoring

Quickly identify and troubleshoot any issues with your websites or web applications, and improve the overall user experience.

DNS Monitoring

DNS Monitoring

Track DNS query response times, error rates, and other key metrics, and receive real-time alerts if any issues are detected.

Microservices Monitoring

Microservices Monitoring

Monitor microservices, and track API and infrastructure metrics, including response times, errors, and resource utilization.

Multistep API Monitoring

Multistep API Monitoring

Create synthetic tests to monitor APIs, identify issues before end users are impacted, and optimize API performance.

FAQs about DNS Monitoring

What is DNS Monitoring?

DNS Monitoring involves tracking and analyzing Domain Name System (DNS) activities to ensure the optimal performance, security, and reliability of a network's DNS infrastructure. It includes monitoring DNS resolution times, changes, and overall DNS health.

Why is DNS Monitoring important?

DNS Monitoring is crucial for identifying issues such as latency, misconfigurations, or potential security threats in your DNS infrastructure. Timely detection and resolution of these issues help ensure seamless and secure communication within your network.

What are the benefits of DNS monitoring?
  1. Detecting and preventing attacks such as pharming, spoofing, DoS, DDoS, DNS poisoning, and domain fronting.
  2. Safeguarding against unauthorized data access and loss.
  3. Enhancing the speed and reliability of web-based applications.
  4. Swift identification and resolution of technical issues.
  5. Minimizing downtime and boosting customer satisfaction.
  6. Strengthening the security of the organization's online presence.
How to monitor for DNS Performance?

Atatus provides DNS monitoring tool to monitor DNS performance by tracking metrics such as response times, query success rates, and error rates. Utilize these metrics to identify performance bottlenecks, troubleshoot issues, and optimize the overall performance of your DNS infrastructure.

How do I monitor DNS changes?

Atatus provides DNS change monitoring capabilities by tracking alterations in DNS records. Users can set up alerts to receive notifications whenever there are modifications to DNS configurations, ensuring immediate awareness of any changes.

How do I monitor DNS records?

Atatus allows you to monitor DNS records by providing visibility into the status and performance of individual DNS records. This includes tracking response times, query success rates, and other relevant metrics for a comprehensive view of your DNS infrastructure.

What are the different ways that hackers use DNS to bring down a site?

Hackers may exploit vulnerabilities in DNS to disrupt services or launch attacks. Here are some common ways hackers target DNS and suggestions on how to protect it:

  1. DNS Spoofing or Cache Poisoning
    • Attack Description: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks overwhelm DNS servers, causing service disruption.
    • Protection Measures: Implement DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) for integrity and authenticity, regularly update and patch DNS software, use firewalls to restrict unauthorized access to DNS servers.
  2. DDoS Attacks on DNS Infrastructure
    • Attack Description: Attackers provide false DNS information to redirect users to malicious websites.
    • Protection Measures: Deploy a distributed DNS infrastructure with redundancy, use a content delivery network (CDN) for geographic distribution, employ DDoS protection services to filter and mitigate malicious traffic.
  3. DNS Tunneling
    • Attack Description: Attackers use DNS requests and responses for covert communication channels.
    • Protection Measures: Use DNS Response Rate Limiting (DNS RRL), regularly flush or reset DNS caches.
  4. Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
    • Attack Description: Interception and alteration of DNS requests and responses to redirect traffic.
    • Protection Measures: Implement DNS over HTTPS (DoH) or DNS over TLS (DoT), use VPNs to secure communication between clients and DNS servers.
What is a DNS incident?

A DNS incident refers to any event that disrupts or compromises the normal functioning of the DNS. This could include DDoS attacks, unauthorized changes to DNS records, or any other anomaly that affects DNS availability or integrity.

How to receive DNS incident alerts?

Atatus offers customizable alerting features. Users can set up alerts based on predefined thresholds or anomalies in DNS metrics. This ensures that teams are promptly notified of any DNS incidents, enabling quick response and resolution.

Where does DNS monitoring fit in the synthetic monitoring setup?

DNS monitoring is an integral part of synthetic monitoring, focusing on emulating user interactions with DNS services. By including DNS monitoring in synthetic tests, organizations gain insights into the end-to-end user experience, identifying potential issues before they impact real users.

What other API checks does Atatus include in its synthetic monitoring services?

API tests empower you to send single or chained requests, conducting verifications on your key systems across various network levels: HTTP Monitoring, SSL Monitoring, TCP Monitoring, DNS Monitoring, and ICMP Monitoring.

How long does it take to set up DNS monitoring?

Setting up DNS monitoring with Atatus is a quick and straightforward process. It typically takes just a few minutes to set up an account, configure the DNS monitoring tool to scan and monitor the website, and set up alerts. Once set up, Atatus can provide continuous DNS monitoring to ensure the security and reliability of your website.

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