Infoblox Inc. today announced that the Infoblox network infrastructure automation platform for DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) has entered the final phase of the certification process for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL-2).
Common Criteria certification is one of the highest internationally recognized set of guidelines for evaluating security features and capabilities of products, and is accepted by 26 countries, including the U.S. government. This certification can give information technology (IT) directors and network managers critical assurance that Infoblox meets the most stringent security standards, validated by an independent Common Criteria testing laboratory. The Common Criteria evaluation is performed in accordance with both the international Common Criteria standards and the guidance provided by the CCEVS, known as the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), an organization managed jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA).
Infoblox’s IPv6-ready DDI systems play a critical role in enterprise networks by reliably delivering essential domain name (DNS) and IP address assignment (DHCP) network infrastructure services along with integrated IP address management (IPAM) functionality. Infoblox’s purpose-built systems are vital in every IP-based network—if the DNS, DHCP and IPAM services are not available, there will be no access to the network or any applications, including email, the Internet and mission-critical systems.
In addition to addressing reliability and scale requirements due to 24×7 operational demands, increased volume of IP devices, mobility, virtualization and frequent change, Infoblox DDI solutions automate layers of manual tasks and processes, dramatically reducing the risk of errors and cost of daily network management, while improving network availability and security.
To learn more about the value of Infoblox DDI systems, especially when deployed in federal, state and local government agencies, register for Infoblox’s upcoming webinar at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 26th, 2011.
Common Criteria Boosts Infoblox Certification Achievements
The pending Common Criteria certification of Infoblox’s DDI platform builds on the Common Criteria certification of Infoblox’s network change and configuration management (NCCM) solution, Infoblox NetMRI in 2010. Additional certifications achieved by Infoblox DDI systems include verification of IPv6 interoperability by the Defense Information Systems Agency based on testing conducted by the U.S. federal government’s Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).
Kevin Dickson, Infoblox Vice President of Product Management, commented: “Our pursuit and achievement of multiple credible certifications over the years demonstrates Infoblox’s continued commitment to deliver solutions that meet high quality standards and enable customers—federal and enterprise alike—to deploy Infoblox products with assurance that certain security and government requirements have been met.”
For more information about Infoblox DDI common criteria certification, visit: http://www.niap-ccevs.org/in_evaluation/
Infoblox is an industry leading developer of network infrastructure automation and control solutions. Infoblox’s unique technologies, including the Infoblox Grid™—a real-time, data distribution technology—increase network availability and control, while automating time-consuming manual tasks associated with network infrastructure services like domain name resolution (DNS), IP address management (IPAM), network change and configuration management (NCCM) and network discovery, among others. Infoblox IPv6-ready solutions are used by over 4,750 organizations worldwide, including more than one third of the Fortune 500. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and operates in more than 30 countries.