The govt plans a new DNS server in the wake of critical digital services being delivered online.
The government will Shortly launch a public domain name system (DNS)
A server that can protect the user from malware, or a senior official of the electronics and IT ministry phishing with increasing security time with enhanced security features.
“We are expecting it to be ready in the next three months, and we will provide a proof of the concept (PoC) starting next week.”
The official said that the new system will be completely safe and will always be available with fast response. ”
DNS is a system that translates domain names into Internet Protocol or IP addresses, which allows browsers to load websites they have requested.
“This (DNS) is an important tool that needs to prove silly, and it has a major role in browsing the Internet,” he said.
The Narendra Modi government is looking for a new and powerful platform in the wake of critical digital services being delivered online requiring enhanced security to lower cyber-attacks and a quicker site loading time.
If a user unknowingly reaches a malicious or phishing site, then the new public system will immediately open a page or popup to warn the user of such potential danger so that the suspect can be avoided.
The official who is aware of the initiative, said The new DNS will be placed across the country to minimize interruption and would be available round the clock.
Users can use it by typing an IP number in internet browser only.
The Center has also established a brand new email platform for all government workers in these states and union territories
The new platform is an upgraded version with the built-in security features built by the National Informatics Center (NIC), and has the ability to host 5 million users, which can be further extended if needed.
The official said, “We have started the migration of 2 million employees in new email platforms.
It’s been developed based on open source standards with newest features.
Since an email is an official document and after the government’s email policy, there was a great need for a safe and advanced platform which could also increase workforce productivity. The policy fulfills the criteria for email services for the purpose of ensuring the safe use and use of government email services for users.
The ministry official said, “Two-factor authentication is highly secure and user-friendly.” If a user is permanently located within the country, then any foreign IP will not be allowed to access the platform. The government has placed a DNS server in Delhi, and for the recovery of disaster, it has deployed it in Hyderabad.
The new email system has advanced calendar options and can transfer large files, and can also send email for later date or time.