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NS1 Hits Record Bookings, Nearly Doubles Revenue in 1H 2018

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Launches Three Next Generation DNS Solutions to Meet Market Demands
for Automation, IT Modernization and Security

NS1,
the leader in next generation DNS solutions, announced today it closed
out the first half of 2018 with nearly double the revenue from the same
period in 2017. The company also reported a record bookings number
during the second quarter.

"Organizations are undergoing widespread digital transformation. New,
highly distributed and dynamic applications are created by agile DevOps
teams and delivered through a diverse mix of on-premises infrastructure,
public and private clouds, content
delivery networks
(CDN) and microservices platforms. At the same
time, organizations are facing a proliferation of disparate legacy
technologies – including homegrown or traditional appliance-based DNS
solutions — that are amassing technical
debt
and hindering IT modernization initiatives," said NS1
Co-founder and CEO Kris Beevers. "These companies are turning to NS1's
full suite of next generation DNS solutions to provide the velocity,
scale, automation and performance demanded by modern infrastructure."

Customer Growth and Adoption

Growth during the first half of 2018 came from diverse sectors, such as
e-commerce, technology and financial services. NS1 added to its list of
major internet, consumer and business applications and enterprise
customers with more than 100 new customer wins, including DriveTime,
Tealium, Beach Camera/BuyDig and a top-50 banking institution. In
addition, the company once again had near complete retention and
expansion of services from its existing customer base.

New Solutions Improve Security, Drive IT Modernization and Automation

NS1 began 2018 announcing its ability to support Domain Name System
Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
Unlike the DNSSEC implementations from traditional managed DNS
providers, NS1 enables organizations to gain the benefits of advanced
DNS traffic management on zones
protected by DNSSEC
. NS1's Implementation of DNSSEC was a finalist
in the 2018
Best of Interop Awards
Security Category.

In April, NS1 launched Pulsar 2.0, a cloud-based
routing engine
that uses real user monitoring data to enable
intelligent traffic management decisions. With Pulsar, NS1 is the only
managed DNS provider that gives enterprises the ability to automatically
route traffic to multiple content delivery networks and cloud facilities
based on availability, performance and business logic. Pulsar's advanced
analytics capabilities provide IT teams with the intelligence needed to
make smarter decisions about infrastructure modernization, capacity and
scale. The solution received the 2018
Best of Interop Award
in the Infrastructure Category.

NS1 ended the first half of 2018 with the launch of Private DNS, a self-hosted
enterprise DNS
solution that unlocks the infrastructure performance,
automation and scale advantages already used by the largest Internet
companies. Private DNS delivers fine-grained and automated traffic
routing
for the best application experiences; an API-first approach
for rapid global change propagation and high-velocity application and
infrastructure automation; vendor-agnostic DNS load balancing; and
service discovery at cloud scale — all critical for successful modern
enterprise application delivery. With the launch of Private DNS, NS1
became the first DNS software provider to span both cloud and
self-hosted DNS deployment models.

Industry Leadership and Influence

DNS mastery has become a must-have skill for site reliability engineers,
DevOps teams and anyone involved in IT modernization initiatives, such
as migrations to multi- or hybrid-cloud environments, multi-CDN
implementations and other improvements to application delivery at scale.
To address this need, the company launched NS1
Academy
, a free, in-depth training and certification program
intended to establish proficiency for the novice user and expand current
practitioners' skills and understanding of DNS.

NS1 recently led the development of multi-vendor DNSSEC strategy at the
Internet Engineering Task Force meeting in Montréal. In addition to
co-authoring an RFC draft on the subject, NS1 leaders were instrumental
in validating the proposed solution and prototyping code toward the
effort.

NS1's deep bench of experts remains sought-after resources on the topics
of modern infrastructure and application delivery, offering valuable
insight during DevOpsDays
Austin
and Velocity
San Jose
, as well as a host of e-learning
opportunities
.

In 2018, NS1 teamed up with analyst firm EMA to offer recommendations
for improving
application delivery and performance
, as well as IDC to offer
solutions to modern
infrastructure challenges
.

Looking Ahead

Eric Hanselman, chief analyst for 451 Group: "As organizations transform
their infrastructure to be more sophisticated and agile, they are
realizing that antiquated DNS and DDI technology are huge barriers to
their success. They'll need the scale and adaptability to meet the
demands of new environments and NS1's API-first architecture could
address this. NS1's advancements in security, performance monitoring and
dynamic traffic management over the last year are the kinds of
functionality that could provide the velocity and automation demanded by
modern IT infrastructure and application delivery. Organizations should
be looking for vendors that have a commitment to providing capabilities
that solve these enterprise challenges and could build a foundation for
future innovation that will position them for continued growth and
success."

About NS1

NS1 is the leader in next generation DNS solutions that orchestrate the
delivery of the world's most critical internet and enterprise
applications. Only NS1's purpose-built platform, which is built on a
modern API-first architecture, transforms DNS into an intelligent,
efficient and automated system, driving dramatic gains in reliability,
resiliency, security and performance of application delivery
infrastructure. Many of the highest-trafficked sites and largest global
enterprises trust NS1, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Nielsen,
Squarespace, Pandora and The Guardian. Visit www.ns1.com
to learn more.

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