Neustar Security Services UltraDNS Health Check

Additional Info

CompanyNeustar Security Services
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionService


The UltraDNS Health Check tool makes it easy for organizations to ensure that their domains are RFC-compliant, checks for adherence to best practices, and identifies possible configuration and security issues. Neustar Security Services recently launched an open version of UltraDNS Health Check at Previously, UltraDNS Health Check had been reserved for customers subscribing to the company’s UltraDNS line of products, which delivers an enterprise-grade, cloud-based authoritative DNS service to securely deliver fast and accurate query responses to websites and vital online assets. By making UltraDNS Health Check generally available, any organization can now leverage a powerful tool in assessing the hygiene of their domains to better keep them safe, secure, optimised and in compliance.

UltraDNS Health Check was designed with hundreds of industry standards and best practices in mind to help identify potential configuration and security issues. It runs more than 20 validations, enabling users to ensure that their domains are RFC-compliant and adhere to best practices. On-demand checks include those for Domains to validate core configurations for appropriate routing and security as well as Name Servers (NS) to flag misconfigurations that could impact security, performance, or query resolution. Additional checks are run for mail exchanges (MX), start of authority (SOA) and DNS Security (DNSSEC).

How we are different

• UltraDNS Health Check allows anyone to gauge the hygiene of their DNS, running over 50 validations to make it easy to ensure that domains are RFC-compliant and adhere to best practices.
• Designed to help navigate the hundreds of standards to identify possible configuration and security issues, UltraDNS Health Check performs a variety of checks to validate the configurations of various resource records such as Domain, Name Servers (NS), Mail Exchange (MX), the Start Of Authority (SOA), and DNS Security (DNSSEC)
• The site is free to use; a user only needs to provide their domain name alongside personal information to get their health check report. Each report provides immediate results and standards-based recommendations on the state on several zones and will then give feedback on whether the zones are in a good place, in error, if it has a problem or it does not conform to best practices.