Infoblox DNS Firewall as a service launched

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Infoblox today announced the launch of Infoblox DNS Firewall as a service, an on-premise physical or virtual appliance.

Infoblox DNS Firewall has the capability to prevent malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) from disrupting critical business operations and exfiltrating data, by preventing infected devices from communicating with command-and-control (C&C) sites and botnets.

The company is offering Infoblox DNS Firewall as a service to select Infoblox customers and will launch for commercial purposes by the end of 2016.

The cyber security service offers a single pane of glass for protecting users from malware and cyber attacks while they are on the corporate network and when they are roaming outside the corporate perimeter.

The company claims that the new service delivers unified reporting and single-policy configuration for Infoblox customers, capabilities not available from purely cloud-based DNS services. Infoblox DNS Firewall as a service in the future will extend the Infoblox security ecosystem to help customers remediate threats across their security infrastructures.

Customers with Infoblox DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) infrastructure can utilize the business context provided by that infrastructure to prioritize risk and remediation efforts, without excessive operational overhead — both on and off their premises.

In February 2016, Infoblox acquired threat intelligence technology company IID.

Infoblox Threat Intelligence feed provides real-time machine-readable threat intelligence to block threats and reduces false positives, provides descriptions of individual threats, indicates severity level and classification, and states whether an identified threat is active or inactive.

Scott Fulton, executive vice president of products at Infoblox, said: “Infoblox DNS Firewall as a service helps our customers by providing the same industry leading protection for on- and off-premise devices, helping organizations to build enterprise networks that are more available, secure, and smart.”

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