Diamond IP videos & white papers

Diamond IP videos & white papers

BT Diamond IP webinar video replays

Secure your DNS, secure your network

DNS has proven extremely effective and scalable in practice and most people take DNS for granted given this and its proven reliability. However, its essential function and decentralized architecture serve to attract attackers seeking to exploit the architecture and its rich data store for sinister activities. For example, you’ve probably heard about the recent DDOS attack on Dyn thanks to the Mirai malware. This webinar discusses that attack and other DNS attack vulnerabilities and how you can protect yourself to improve your overall network security.

IPv6 Deployment Strategies

More and more organizations are deploying IPv6 given the growing scarcity of IPv4 address space. This webinar provides a brief update on the status of IPv4 address space availability and discusses key findings from our recent IPv6 survey. We then discussed IPv6 deployment strategies regarding assessing your current network infrastructure capabilities, applications, staff knowledge, security and network management, whilst focusing on aspects of IPv6 address management and its critical role within your overall IPv6 deployment plan.

Streamline cloud agility by automating core network services

Manual management processes can vastly hinder agility benefits of private or hybrid cloud deployments. Automating IP subnet and address assignment and DNS updates can streamline the process to facilitate agile deployments whilst assuring accuracy and IP inventory integrity. These core network services are foundational to cloud operations and prudent tracking of IP space and DNS assignments, movements, suspensions, and de-assignments due to day-to-day operations is imperative.

Introduction to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the extension of today’s Internet beyond connectivity and interaction among traditional user-operated devices like PCs, tablets, phones and like types of devices into the realm of connectivity and interaction with non-user operated devices such as sensors, monitors and remotely controllable devices. Internet-enabling such “unmanned” devices allows these devices to autonomously report updates, status changes, events, or to perform actions commanded by users or other devices via the Internet. This webinar provides an overview of the Internet of Things, sample applications, architecture, network impacts and management impacts. The webinar also covers Internet Protocol support for things deployed in remote areas or harsh environments where communications services are minimal, for which a set of protocols have been specified to support such “constrained” environments, enabling full Internet protocol stack connectivity to such devices.

IP address management for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the extension of today’s Internet beyond connectivity and interaction among traditional user-operated devices like PCs, tablets, phones and like types of devices into the realm of connectivity and interaction with non-user operated devices such as sensors, monitors and remotely controllable devices. Internet-enabling such “unmanned” devices necessitates IP addressing of such devices, which, for deployments of hundreds or thousands, creates potential IP address management challenges. This webinar discussed IP address planning, IPv4 vs. IPv6, thing addressing using SLAAC and/or DHCPv6 and DNS considerations.

IPv6 state of the industry

With Internet Registries serving 90-plus percent of the world’s population having now depleted available IPv4 address space, new address space requests will all but require IPv6 allocation. Even if you have sufficient IPv4 address space, other Internet users are using IPv6 and you will need to support both protocols to connect with them and the whole Internet. BT recently conducted an industry survey regarding attitudes and plans around IPv6 deployment and we share in this webinar some of those results today so you may gain a sense of where industry peers stand on IPv6 deployment.

IPv6 and IoT: Perfect Together

IPv6 of course is the latest version of the Internet Protocol and is being actively deployed around the world in the face of IPv4 address space exhaustion. The Internet of Things or IoT refers to the extension of today’s Internet beyond connectivity and interaction among traditional user-operated devices like PCs, tablets, phones and like types of devices into the realm of connectivity and interaction with non-user operated devices such as sensors, monitors and remotely controllable devices. This webinar focuses on networking technologies developed for IPv6 to support IoT particularly in constrained networking environments.

Secure your DNS Infrastructure

DNS has proven extremely effective and scalable in practice and most people take DNS for granted given this and its proven reliability. However, its essential function and decentralised architecture serve to attract attackers seeking to exploit the architecture and its rich data store for sinister activities. Learn about potential vulnerabilities and associated security strategies you can employ to improve your overall network security.

Improve cloud operations though core network services automation

The cloud is transforming the way organisations offer and support computing and communications services to their users and constituents. Core network services are so named given they service network and computing elements in initialising their respective IP configurations to enable communications on the IP network and core in the sense that without which, such IP communications would be impossible. Learn how automating IP subnet and address assignment and DNS updates can streamline the process to facilitate agile deployments whilst assuring accuracy and IP inventory integrity.

Dual-Stack IP Address Management

IPv6 deployments continue to increase around the world; as one metric, over 12% of users hitting google’s websites utilise IPv6 as of mid-2016 with projections of doubling to 25% within two years. Deploying IPv6 may seem intimidating given the far-reaching impacts of network protocols on applications, devices, security and network management. This webinar provides information regarding how to justify IPv6 deployment, how to go about assessing IPv6 readiness and how to manage your IPv4-IPv6 address space. Managing address space requires allocation of IPv6 address blocks and subnets, assigning individual host IPv6 addresses directly or via DHCPv6 and the configuration of DNS for device name to IPv4 and IPv6 address lookups.

The Easy Way to Deploy DNSSEC

The domain name system (DNS) provides the lookup and translation services from name to IP addresses that are used by computers to communicate. DNSSEC provides a means for you to improve the reliability of your resolved DNS data. Those users trying to reach your website by querying your DNS data can validate your signatures and confidently cache your resolution data for your DNS namespace. These benefits do come with an administrative cost in terms of managing zone keys and signatures. Fortunately several automation techniques are available to streamline administrative requirements.

  • Secure your DNS, secure your network
    Secure your DNS, secure your network
  • IPv6 Deployment Strategies
    IPv6 Deployment Strategies
  • Streamline cloud agility by automating core network services
    Streamline cloud agility by automating core network services
  • Introduction to the Internet of Things
    Introduction to the Internet of Things
  • IP address management for IoT
    IP address management for IoT
  • IPv6 state of the industry
    IPv6 state of the industry
  • IPv6 and IoT: Perfect Together
    IPv6 and IoT: Perfect Together
  • Secure your DNS Infrastructure
    Secure your DNS Infrastructure
  • Improve cloud operations though core network services automation
    Improve cloud operations though core network services automation
  • Dual-Stack IP Address Management
    Dual-Stack IP Address Management
  • The Easy Way to Deploy DNSSEC
    The Easy Way to Deploy DNSSEC
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BT Diamond IP whitepapers

IP Address Management (IPAM) Best Practices

This white paper discusses the fundamentals of successful IPAM, aka DDI, which provides a solid foundation for further IT or Operation automation in support of advanced IP services management. These fundamentals, or “best practices,” are derived from numerous implementations of IP management systems over the last 20 years, as well as from interactions with end users and industry analysts, by the BT Diamond IP leadership team.

Cloud Automation of Core Network Services

This white paper discusses the foundational elements for managing cloud DDI infrastructure, namely the management of IP addresses and domain name system (DNS) elements in a dynamic cloud environment. These core network services facilitate the initialization of critical network layer configuration which when automated, are indispensable to achieving rapid elasticity.

DNS Security Strategies

This white paper describes various forms of enterprise DNS attacks and strategies you can employ to mitigate these attacks. We’ll start with a basic overview of DNS to establish a level set and present potential vulnerabilities, which we’ll discuss next, followed by mitigation strategies that can be deployed to reduce exposure to various attack types.

IPv6 Address Planning

This paper discusses key considerations and techniques for defining your IPv6 address plan, a critical ingredient of your overall IPv6 deployment plan. Take the time to carefully consider your IPv6 address structure and strategy to develop an address plan to facilitate your IPv6 deployment and management of your network in ongoing steady state.

DNS Firewall Deployment Strategies

This white paper summarizes basic deployment models for DNS firewall technology, which provides the ability to block certain DNS queries to known bad actor domains. DNS firewall technology enables enterprises and service providers to reduce the probability of malware proliferation within their networks. It also enables service providers to offer incremental revenue features such as parental controls and related domain blocking, while enabling compliance with domain or end user blocks imposed by law enforcement.

IPv6 Addressing and Management Challenges

This white paper is intended to help you learn about IPv6. It provides an overview of the key benefits of IPv6, then delves into the details of IPv6 addressing and address allocation, IPv6 address assignment strategies using autoconfiguration or DHCPv6, and the key IP management challenges related to IPv6.

Securing Domain Name Resolution with DNSSEC

DNS security extensions, DNSSEC, provide a means to authenticate the origin of resolution data within DNS and to verify the integrity of that data. It enables resolvers to validate that the resolution data received for a given zone was indeed published by the corresponding zone administrator and was not tampered with en route. This white paper provides a high level overview of how DNSSEC works and the basic administrative requirements for configuring and managing DNSSEC configurations.

Applying ITIL® Best Practice Principles to IPAM

Effective application of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices, organizations can bring this important and potent discipline to the management of IP addresses. This white paper explains how each of the main ITIL areas can be applied specifically to IP address management (IPAM), and the benefits that can be accrued from using this management framework.

DNS Anycast for High Availability and Performance

The term anycast refers to an IP address assigned to a set of interfaces (usually belonging to different nodes), any one of which can be the intended recipient. Use of anycast addresses with dynamic routing on DNS servers can provide higher resolution performance as well as DNS server redundancy. This white paper shows how DNS servers can be deployed with anycast to achieve a number of benefits, including higher availability and resilience.

Introduction to International Domain Names for Applications (IDNA)

DNS resolvers and servers communicate hostname queries and responses in ASCII-formatted messages. Unfortunately, while ASCII characters have been defined to effectively represent the English language, they do not enable formatting of characters from other languages, particularly those using a non-Latin based alphabet. The Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) specifications address this limitation, and this white paper describes how IDNA works and ways you can simplify IDNA implementation.