DNS forwarding

DNS forwarding allows you to forward requests from a local DNS server to a recursive DNS server outside the corporate network. This configuration is necessary for your ETP implementation. By directing your enterprise's external DNS traffic to ETP, the requested domains are checked against ETP threat intelligence.

Depending on your network topology and how DNS servers communicate within your organization's network, you may only need to configure the primary DNS servers to forward requests to ETP.

This table lists instructions for common DNS server products. Refer to the instructions for your organization’s DNS server product.

Note: Enterprise Threat Protector offers a 100% uptime service level, as defined in the corresponding Service Level Agreement. If your organization is concerned with connectivity between your forwarding DNS name server and Akamai, you can configure your DNS name server to resolve domains. In most cases, this is done by allowing your DNS name server to use root hints for the resolution.

Before you begin, make sure that you note the primary and secondary IP addresses of your ETP recursive servers. To view this information in ETP, see View DNS server information.