Infoblox Gives Global Businesses Greater Network Control with New Solutions for Security, Availability and Automation

  Infoblox Gives Global Businesses Greater Network Control with New Solutions
  for Security, Availability and Automation

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 23, 2013

Infoblox Inc., the automated network control company, today announced new
offerings to give customers greater control of their corporate IT networks
with increased security and availability. The new products enable global
organizations to better manage the demands put on their networks by forces
such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD), cloud computing, migration to IPv6 and
the evolving cyber-threat landscape.

The new Infoblox DNS Firewall, Infoblox Security Device Controller, and
Infoblox Trinzic 100 Network Edge Services Appliance deliver on the company’s
strategy to help customers create a strategic control point in the network.
The new products are integrated with the latest Infoblox portfolio of
market-leading solutions for network control.

“The increasing demands created by mobile devices, virtualization and private
clouds, and business-critical risks associated with cyber-threats cannot be
addressed by adding manual processes and increasing network bandwidth,” said
Steve Nye, EVP Products & Strategy, Infoblox. “We believe better control of
the network is the best way to achieve business agility and efficiency, and
achieve greater security. Infoblox gives that control to our customers,
enabling higher levels of availability, security, and automation in modern
networks.”

Intelligent Malware Detection Secures Network

Malware threats continue to grow in volume and in sophistication, with many
finding easier access into the enterprise on mobile and tablet devices. Once
inside the firewall, malware can go undetected by legacy security approaches,
exploiting Doman Name Systems (DNS) as a pathway to connect to a malicious
destination or botnet controller. The new Infoblox DNS Firewall, an add-on
option to the Infoblox DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IPAM) solution, is designed to
prevent this from happening with up-to-date malware detection and automated
flags for corporate IT teams.

Using a real-time, expert-generated malware data feed, Infoblox DNS Firewall
automatically populates Infoblox recursive DNS servers with a current list of
all known malicious domain names and IP addresses. When malware code or a user
attempts to make a connection with a malicious destination, Infoblox DNS
Firewall prevents the connection from happening, pinpoints the infected device
and alerts IT teams so they can take appropriate action. The Infoblox DNS
Firewall solution extends the Infoblox DNS technology, enabling customers to
address a significant vulnerability that exists in their organization.

Automated Security Device Control Streamlines Firewall Provisioning

Network security teams often struggle to keep pace with the volume and
frequency of firewall changes needed to maintain a secure IT environment.
Security device rule updates can be time-consuming, and many processes remain
manual. The new Infoblox Security Device Controller streamlines access policy
control and automates policy provisioning on security devices, freeing up
valuable time for network security teams.

Instead of applying firewall rules to many devices individually, network
security staff can now analyze, stage, test and provision changes
automatically to a multi-vendor security device environment with the Infoblox
Security Device Controller. Organizations with a high volume of firewall
changes will save significant time and resources, as well as reduce errors.
The single platform helps with tracking and compliance, as change logs are in
a single place, and does not require specialist expertise of device-specific
language and complex syntax.

Remote Branch Appliance Extends Control to the Edge of the Network

Organizations that require IP enabled devices at multiple remote locations –
such as retail stores, hospitals, schools and hospitality sites – often
struggle with managing IP-enabled devices at that network edge. Keeping these
devices connected to the network can require complex IT hardware and
expertise, and legacy branch networking gear often cannot supply network
services if the central network goes down. The new Infoblox Trinzic 100
Network Edge Services Appliance is a low cost, easy to deploy appliance that
provides highly reliable branch office network control without the need for
specialized hardware or IT expertise.

By leveraging the Infoblox Grid™ technology, which links appliances together
across a distributed enterprise, Trinzic 100 enables centralized control, high
availability and easy maintenance. All configurations or changes can be made
once from a central place and applied to all edge devices, those located at
branch offices or remote locations. Centralized management and control allows
an organization to scale its network into the thousands without requiring
technical expertise at each location.

Supporting Quotes

"Our clients want simple solutions to solve their most pressing IT challenges.
The new offerings from Infoblox allow us to help alleviate client security and
availability concerns associated with BYOD, private cloud, IPv6 and more,"
saidDan Wilson, co-founder and senior vice president of product solutions for
Accuvant."Infoblox also arms us with the expertise and tools todeliver new
value-added services to our clients, which helps us grow our business."

“As more initiatives such as automation and mobility take hold, you’ll need
tighter control and greater visibility into network operations,” wrote Andre
Kindness, Principal Analyst, in a Forrester Research report. “The network
manager’s role must evolve to take control of network management issues around
optimization of new and existing systems, configuration management, life-cycle
management, and ITIL.”^1

Pricing and Availability

Infoblox DNS Firewall, Infoblox Security Device Controller and Infoblox
Trinzic 100 Network Edge Services Appliance are available immediately. Please
contact your Infoblox representative for pricing information.

More Information

Learn more about the Infoblox DNS Firewall

Learn more about the Infoblox Security Device Controller

Learn more about the Infoblox Trinzic 100 Network Edge Services Appliance

About Infoblox

Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) helps customers control their networks. Infoblox
solutions help over 6,100 enterprises and service providers in 25 countries
make their networks more available, secure and automated.

Infoblox, Infoblox DNS Firewall, Infoblox Security Device Controller, and
Infoblox Trinzic 100 are trademarks or service marks of Infoblox Inc., in the
U.S. and other countries.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing herein constitutes a
warranty, guarantee, binding specification or other binding commitment by
Infoblox, and performance and other specification information herein may be
unique to certain environments. This press release contains forward-looking
statement (as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws), including the
ability of Infoblox’s DNS Firewall, Security Device Controller and Trinzic 100
appliance to give customers better control of their corporate IT networks with
increased security and availability and the anticipated benefits to be
received by customers of the use of these products. As such, this release is
subject to the safe harbors created by U.S. Federal Securities Laws.
Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a
number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to
differ materially, including, among others, the following: rapid technological
change that can harm the demand for our solutions by enterprises, design flaws
in Infoblox’s DNS Firewall, Security Device Controller or Trinzic 100
appliance, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships
especially by our competitors, delays in our ability to deliver the Infoblox
DNS Firewall, Security Device Controller or Trinzic 100 appliance, or
announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time
to time in Infoblox’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Infoblox is
under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update
or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website
is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.

^1 Updated Q1 2012: Understanding The Network Skills Gap, Forrester Research,
Inc., February 14, 2012

Contact:

Infoblox
Emily Dunlop, 408-625-4352
edunlop@infoblox.com
or
Merritt Group, Inc.
Melissa Chadwick, 571-382-8513
chadwick@merrittgrp.com
 
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