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Infoblox launches ActiveTrust Cloud to extend protection for remote workers, branch offices

SaaS-based solution helps prevent DNS-based data exfiltration and detect malware.

Infoblox, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today announced the global availability of Infoblox ActiveTrust Cloud.

Delivered as a service, ActiveTrust Cloud addresses the needs of global enterprises with a mobile workforce and growing branch offices which often don't have dedicated IT staff or adequate security measures in place. The new solution provides protection for devices on or off the premises, prevents DNS-based data exfiltration, automatically stops device communications with command-and-control servers, and allows rapid investigation of threats.

All Internet communications rely on DNS. However, it is often susceptible to attack, as DNS is often not sufficiently secured. Cyber criminals use DNS as a vector for data exfiltration and as a malware control point. Existing security controls, such as firewalls, e-mail proxies and Web proxies, often do not focus on DNS and associated threats.

Infoblox ActiveTrust Cloud addresses these issues by bringing together Infoblox's leading DNS security capabilities like malware containment, DNS data exfiltration prevention, threat investigation and reporting into one service delivered from the cloud. ActiveTrust Cloud helps enable organisations to reduce IT overhead, lower upfront costs and quickly scale as the organisations expand or their needs change.

Infoblox ActiveTrust Cloud features include:

* Detect and block DNS-based data exfiltration using behavioural analytics.
* Disrupt malicious DNS-based communications to C&Cs and prevent malware from propagating.
* Stay on top of evolving malicious domains and IPs using real-time machine-readable threat intelligence curated for low false positives.
* Threat investigation tool for fast analysis using threat context to take action in minutes, not hours.
* Unified management, analytics, and reporting on the premises and in the cloud. Customise policy based on business needs without DNS expertise.
* Deep visibility and rich network context around infections and compromised devices on or off the premises.

"Today's workforce is increasingly mobile and the number of employees working from remote locations is rising," said Scott Fulton, executive vice-president of products at Infoblox. "Remote and branch offices often don't have the local IT resources to manage security infrastructure and end up compromising on their security posture. Infoblox offers protection for these remote users and branch office users with our easy-to-use SaaS service without the need to deploy infrastructure."

Infoblox has been helping protect users on-premises for years, and is now the first and only major DDI vendor to provide organisations with an on-premises and a cloud service for securing users everywhere with unified policy management, data exfiltration prevention, analytics and reporting. In addition, using Infoblox Actionable Network Intelligence, customers can use valuable context to prioritise and remediate threats rapidly.

"Improving security and managing risk is paramount to our customers," said Chris Zwergel, practice manager of application solutions at Groupware Technology. "Many of our customers have employees who are on the road or remote, and protecting their devices against cyber attacks while securing data is not only needed, but necessary. We see great value in integrating security with DDI. As the DDI industry leader, Infoblox is well positioned to provide DNS-based protection for our clients wherever their users may be. We are pleased to see Infoblox offer both an on-premises solution and a cloud-delivered SaaS model, so our customers get to choose their deployment method."

Availability

Available now, ActiveTrust Cloud helps protect users everywhere – on-premises, remote and in branch offices. A free full-featured 30-day trial of the service can be found here. For more information, visit https://www.infoblox.com/products/activetrust-cloud/.

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Infoblox

Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI, Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) provides control and security from the core – empowering thousands of organisations to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experience.

 

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