13th October 2020 – Nominet has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) PSN Core Services framework to deliver PSN DNS Services (Lot 1).
Nominet will provide a recursive service that is required to handle 15,000 queries per second, as well as both PSN and internet facing authoritative services that are required to handle up to 30,000 zones. Internet queries from the PSN service will also be directed through the Protective Domain Name Service (PDNS), run by Nominet on the NCSC’s behalf, for additional security. PSN is currently used by approximately 500 Government departments.
David Carroll, MD of Nominet NTX said: “Nominet is delighted to be able to offer its resilient DNS service to the PSN. With more than 20 years’ experience at the heart of the internet and unrivalled DNS expertise, it is perfectly placed to offer a solution that is both effective and secure.”
CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2018/19, CCS helped public sector buyers using CCS commercial agreements to save £945m of public money – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for tax payers.
Nominet is driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online. For over 20 years, Nominet has run the .UK internet infrastructure, developing an expertise in the Domain Name System (DNS) that now underpins sophisticated network detection and response solutions that are used by governments and enterprises to mitigate cyber threats. Our public benefit programme aims to improve the lives of one million people, providing support and opportunities to tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people today. In February 2020, Nominet acquired Boston based cyber security company CyGlass. www.nominet.uk/
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