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Top Answer: Everything we download into our observability platform so that we can also track any changes in traffic behavior or things like that is also something that we use quite a lot. I'd say traffic… more »
Top Answer: There could maybe be additional ways to manage traffic. There are no major improvements we're looking for. It's a very complete solution.
Top Answer: NS1 holds all of our domains. When we started using it, we didn't use it with API automation. Today, we do everything with automation and run everything with our automation, so that any change we run… more »
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12th
out of 16 in Managed DNS
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544
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2nd
out of 16 in Managed DNS
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1,063
Comparisons
712
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3
Average Words per Review
1,336
Rating
9.3
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BlueCat Automation Manager, BlueCat DDI
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Overview

The network complexity caused by hybrid cloud and other IT initiatives can be bad news for businesses. It means more work, higher risk of errors, spiraling costs and stifled innovation. We’re changing that, from the edge to the core.

NS1 connects the world's applications and audiences with our Application Traffic Intelligence and Automation solutions. 

NS1's cloud-native network services, edge-to-cloud networking, and application traffic optimization technologies enable exceptional user experiences, drive IT efficiency and modernization, and ensure enterprise and application reliability and security.

The NS1 Connect platform delivers these technologies with centralized management and visibility, flexible deployment, data and ecosystem integrations, cloud-native automation, orchestration, and internet scale, backed by simple pricing and world-class expertise.

NS1 technologies provide a modern networking foundation that enables users to build diverse, globally distributed application footprints while avoiding vendor lock-in for critical infrastructure like CDNs and public clouds. NS1 can operate within and integrate with your existing environment, so you can deliver network services into any environment, including core networks, data centers, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid environments.

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Sample Customers
Computer Sciences Corporation
Dropbox, Salesforce, Fox, USAA, Disney Streaming, Global Sign, Rakuten Viber, FreedomPay
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Legal Firm7%

BlueCat Adaptive DNS is ranked 12th in Managed DNS while NS1 Managed DNS is ranked 2nd in Managed DNS with 5 reviews. BlueCat Adaptive DNS is rated 0.0, while NS1 Managed DNS is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of NS1 Managed DNS writes "Filter Chain allows us to implement reliable DNS load balancing in a straightforward manner". BlueCat Adaptive DNS is most compared with Infoblox IPAM, SolarWinds IPAM, Azure DNS, BT Diamond IP and Amazon Route 53, whereas NS1 Managed DNS is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Amazon Route 53, Akamai Fast DNS and Cisco Umbrella.

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