Profile: Infoblox Inc (BLOX.K)
4 Nov 2016
Infoblox Inc. (Infoblox), incorporated on May 23, 2003, provides a family of enterprise and service provider-class solutions to automate management of the critical network infrastructure services needed for connections between applications, devices and users. The Company also provides network control, network automation and domain name system (DNS), security through appliance-based solutions that enable and secure networks and data centers. The Company's solutions combine Internet protocol (IP) address management, automation of key network control, change and configuration management processes and DNS-based infrastructure security in purpose-built physical and virtual appliances. It offers four product families: Core Network Services, Security, Cloud Network Automation, and Network Change and Configuration Management. It automates network functions, such as IP address management, device configuration, compliance, network discovery, policy implementation, security and monitoring. It operates in Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.
The Company offers integrated solutions that enable information technology (IT) organizations to automate tasks and control critical functions in their networks. These functions include delivering critical network protocol services such as DNS, dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), IP Address Management (IPAM), Network Change and Configuration Management, and network infrastructure security. Its appliances can be deployed in combination and by utilizing its Grid architecture, these appliances can all be managed as one system, with a single data repository and unified management console. Its virtual appliances can either run on third party hardware platforms or operate on virtual machine platforms, including VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Redhat KVM and Citrix XenServer.
Core Network Services
The Core Network Services product family enables automated layer-2 layer-3 network discovery and real time protocol delivery, including DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI). The components of its Core Network Services product family, which can be purchased separately from each other, are Trinzic DDI, Network Insight, IPAM for Microsoft, Reporting and Analytics, and DNS Traffic Control. Its Trinzic DDI product is an appliance that is designed to ensure the continuous secure operation of critical network services. Network Insight delivers visibility and control to network administrators. Network Insight automatically and continuously discovers all networks and devices on those networks and stores that information in a central repository. In addition to automated discovery, Network Insight delivers switch port inventory and control, enabling network administrators to provide and control switch port resources and monitor all IP resources under management.
IPAM for Microsoft provides a Web-based management interface for the centralized management of Microsoft DNS, DHCP and multiple IP address pools. When implemented together with its Trinzic DDI product, IPAM for Microsoft permits network-wide management of Infoblox DDI appliances and Microsoft servers from a single point of control. Infoblox Reporting and Analytics integrates into the Infoblox Grid and works directly with other Infoblox appliances, providing visibility through reporting, trending analysis, and tracking of near real-time network data. Users can report on system utilization, isolate performance problems, implement DHCP and DNS capacity planning, and identify and report on malware and security threat activity. Reporting and Analytics automates time-consuming manual tasks associated with collecting, tabulating and correlating data through its single point of control. All of the data collection and processing is performed on a separate reporting appliance, eliminating load and performance impact on the protocol serving DDI appliances. DNS Traffic Control offering combines global server load balancing (GSLB), functionality with the Infoblox DNS server functionality, enabling networking teams to obtain DNS and GSLB functionality in one integrated solution.
The Infoblox Security product family includes Advanced DNS Protection, DNS Firewall, Threat Insight, the ActiveTrust platform and the Dossier service, which enable customers to protect their DNS infrastructure from cyber-attacks, contain and control malware that exploits DNS, detect and prevent data exfiltration by using DNS, and utilize and exchange threat intelligence with Infoblox DDI and security infrastructure in order to take action on threats. Advanced DNS Protection provides protection against a range of DNS-based attacks aimed at disrupting service or compromising the integrity of the DNS server. Advanced DNS Protection is a self-defending solution that detects and takes actions to mitigate DNS attacks while responding to legitimate queries from internal or external domains. It uses Infoblox Threat Adapt technology, a threat intelligence feed containing the DNS attack patterns, to defend DNS against new and evolving threats as they emerge. This helps to prevent the appliance from being overwhelmed by attack traffic and enables the organization to continue to deliver network services while under attack.
DNS Firewall is a DNS-based network security solution that enables organizations to contain and control malware that uses DNS to communicate with servers that command and control (C&C) infected devices and the networks of such infected devices, also known as botnets. DNS Firewall is designed to prevent infected devices from communicating with the C&C server by not responding to the DNS request, thereby preventing further damage. Through integration with Infoblox DHCP fingerprinting, IP address management and Identity Mapping, DNS Firewall helps pinpoint the infected device for remediation. It also automatically informs security systems provided by other vendors, such as endpoint security and network access control systems, so that those systems can automatically remediate the device in real-time.
Threat Insight is designed to detect and automatically mitigate DNS-based data exfiltration attempts that evade traditional security controls and signature-based detection methods. It detects data exfiltration attempts by using Infoblox's behavioral analysis of DNS traffic. It uses Infoblox DNS Firewall to block infected device communications to domains associated with data exfiltration. The ActiveTrust platform is a threat intelligence solution that includes curated and refined threat intelligence data to provide threat information for distribution across the cybersecurity infrastructure. Infoblox's packages of threat information, or threat feeds, combine threat information gathered by Infoblox and its customer base with verified and observed data from trusted partners, including government agencies, academics, Internet infrastructure providers, and law enforcement. The Dossier service automates threat intelligence research.
Cloud Network Automation
The Cloud Network Automation product family enables integration with cloud orchestration technologies, such as VMware vRealize Automation, Microsoft System Center Orchestrator, OpenStack and BMC Atrium Orchestrator. This solution, alongside its Infoblox Cloud Platform Appliances enable its customers to automate network provisioning and control functions in private, hybrid and public cloud deployments, which otherwise would require significant human resources and time. When Infoblox Cloud Network Automation is in place, the solution automatically detects the new virtual machines when they are created and then in real-time assigns IP addresses to them and automatically creates DNS entries. As the virtual machines are de-provisioned, the Infoblox solutions automatically de-provision the IP addresses and update the DNS records.
Network Change and Configuration Management
The Network Change and Configuration Management product family includes NetMRI and Automation Change Manager, which automate the process handling complex network configuration management. Its solutions discover network devices, capture all configuration information in a centralized repository and enable automated change management, including change tracking, change deployment and roll-backs, and compliance validation. The components of this family, which can be purchased independently, are NetMRI and Automation Change Manager. Its NetMRI product automates network change and configuration management processes. Automation Change Manager automates network configuration functions so that end customers can make network changes without manual intervention and in real-time.
The Company competes with BMC Software, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Dell Technologies, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, F5 Corporation, Palo Alto Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, British Telecom, BlueCat Networks, Inc., Efficient IP, Inc. and Nominum, Inc.
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