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October 17, 2012

KPN Selects Nominum



KPN, a telecommunications provider in the Netherlands, has selected the Nominum (News - Alert) N2 platform and the Nominum IDEAL ecosystem to replace their existing open source DNS infrastructure.

Officials with Nominum said that the initial deployment will consist of the implementation of two Nominum IDEAL Network Solutions (News - Alert) - the Nominum Vantio Caching DNS System and the Nominum Authoritative Name Server- that will deliver the highest performing and most secure Internet experience for KPN’s (News - Alert) broadband customers.

Besides this, company officials said that KPN is deploying two Nominum applications from the IDEAL ecosystem: Nominum Configuration Manager for authoritative zone management and Nominum Content Filtering for regulatory compliance of blocking mandated domains.

This deployment allows KPN to eventually utilize the Nominum IDEAL ecosystem in full for new innovative services, while leveraging existing infrastructure.

According to company officials, KPN chose Nominum as their primary DNS infrastructure in the Internet cluster for its strategic value beyond the core DNS system.

“Network operators around the world are faced with the conflicting challenges of delivering a differentiated customer experience while simultaneously working to reduce their overall infrastructure expenses,” said Gary Messiana, CEO at Nominum, in a statement

Messiana said that prior to the IDEAL ecosystem; operators layered on additional service offerings piece by piece which takes time, leads to higher total cost of ownership and results in an increasingly brittle infrastructure.

He said that KPN recognized they could gain a sustainable competitive advantage and deliver a differentiated user experience more quickly and cost effectively by unifying their network infrastructure and subscriber applications and tightly integrating internal teams under the IDEAL ecosystem.

Nominum is a provider of integrated subscriber, network and security solutions for network operators.

Earlier this month, Nominum had announced the Nominum IDEAL Partner Program. The program is designed to certify software application providers, communications service providers, system integrators, managed service providers, and hardware OEMs and enable direct offering of their pre-integrated technology solutions to Nominum’s worldwide customer base and the millions of consumers and businesses they service.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

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