SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the automated network control company, today introduced The Infoblox DNS Firewall – FireEye Adapter, bringing together the power of the Infoblox DNS Firewall and the malware protection system from FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) to help organizations protect themselves against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).
“This integration significantly enhances our customers’ ability to detect and protect against APTs, and marks an industry first by transforming DNS from a weak point to an essential element in a comprehensive security strategy.”
Today, enterprise networks are under increasing attack by APTs, which leverage stealth and work over a long period of time – in many cases days, weeks or months – without the target ever being aware of their presence. Because APTs are typically custom-designed and narrowly targeted, traditional signature-based detection methods rarely if ever find them.
The Infoblox DNS Firewall for FireEye solution (www.infoblox.com/fireeye) unites two powerful technologies to defend against APTs.
The FireEye NX Series uses a unique automated approach to test suspicious executable files in a safe virtual environment, where the files are activated, the behavior is observed and any malicious activity is identified.
The Infoblox DNS Firewall, introduced earlier this year, uses a threat information subscription service to stay constantly updated on malware other than APTs, leveraging the Domain Name System (DNS) to block communication to known malicious destinations.
DNS acts as the phone book to every destination on the Internet. When identified malware on an infected device – such as a laptop, smart phone or tablet – attempts to “call home,” the Infoblox DNS Firewall can block the connection by denying the DNS communication request. This leaves malware that relies on DNS with no way of reaching its host for further instructions or to transmit information stolen from the target.
The Infoblox integration can take details on detected APTs from FireEye and feed that data into the Infoblox DNS Firewall. This combination of products enables customers to automatically:
1. Detect APTs via FireEye technology.
2. Disrupt malware callbacks via the Infoblox DNS Firewall – disconnecting malware from its host.
3. Pinpoint infected devices quickly via the Infoblox DNS Firewall – reducing response time and speeding up remediation efforts.
“Infoblox is expanding the concept of defense in depth by bringing FireEye’s APT containment capability to the DNS level,” said Didi Dayton, vice president of worldwide strategic alliances at FireEye. “We know most APTs can’t function without communicating through DNS, so the combination of the FireEye NX Series with the Infoblox DNS Firewall creates a powerful new solution that is greater than the sum of its parts.”
“As a leader in network automation and control, Infoblox is delighted to partner with a proven innovator such as FireEye,” said Arya Barirani, vice president of product marketing at Infoblox. “This integration significantly enhances our customers’ ability to detect and protect against APTs, and marks an industry first by transforming DNS from a weak point to an essential element in a comprehensive security strategy.”
Pricing and Availability
The Infoblox DNS Firewall – FireEye Adapter and the Infoblox DNS Firewall are available immediately. Pricing information is available from Infoblox sales representatives and channel partners. Current FireEye users can arrange a free 60-day trial of the Infoblox DNS Firewall for FireEye solution through an Infoblox sales representative or channel partner.
Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers Automated Network Control solutions, the fundamental technology that connects end users, devices and networks. These solutions enable more than 6,700 enterprises and service providers to transform, secure and scale complex networks. Infoblox helps take the burden of complex network control out of human hands, reduce costs, and increase security, accuracy and uptime. Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has operations in 25 countries.
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements – Infoblox
Certain statements in this release concerning the need for defence against increasing APT attacks and expanding the concept of APT defence, as well as demand for or acceptance of the new solution, are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. As such, this release is subject to the safe harbors created by U.S. Federal Securities Laws. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties design flaws in the company’s products, shifts in customer demand and the IT services market in general, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in the ability to deliver products, 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. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.
Infoblox is a registered trademark of Infoblox Inc., and FireEye and FireEye NX are registered trademarks or trademarks of FireEye, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.