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Infoblox® Extends Its Automation Capabilities to Manage F5 BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager™ Infrastructures

New Infoblox Load Balancer Manager™ Reduces Administrative Tasks, Saving IT Departments Significant Time and Costs

Infoblox Inc. (NYSE: BLOX) today announced availability of the Infoblox Load Balancer Manager, a new software module for Infoblox’s industry leading automated network control platform.

With the new Infoblox Load Balancer Manager, network administrators can centrally manage their F5® BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager™ (GTM) appliances from the same intuitive management interface used to efficiently manage the Infoblox infrastructure. Leveraging the new module can reduce the complexity, risks, time and costs associated with administering F5 BIG-IP GTM appliances. This offering delivers on Infoblox’s strategy to reduce IT complexity and cost through automation of the tasks required to support complex computer networks.

Next generation data centers, virtualization, cloud and mobility are driving up the size and complexity of global server load balancing infrastructures. This is stretching enterprise IT teams’ task lists and driving the need for more automated network control solutions. These solutions can help IT teams scale by taking the burden of complex network control and highly repetitive daily operational tasks out of human hands.

Tracy Corbo, Principal Research Analyst at EMA says: “Today’s fast pace environments require higher levels of efficiency to remain competitive. Two key areas that can greatly improve the efficiency for IT organizations are centralization and automation. Central management for multiple areas of network operations reduces the need to run multiple consoles. Automation accelerates repeatable IT tasks and reduces errors often introduced by manual processes. The ongoing partnership between F5 and Infoblox provides tight integration that customers can take advantage of to streamline their internal IT processes.”

A network engineer at a large medical device manufacturer that is an F5 and Infoblox customer commented: “On our first glance at the Infoblox Load Balancer Manager, we can see real advantages of the single management console; above all, it allows a reduction in the steps required to manage our BIG-IP GTM devices. We like the ‘single pane’ of visibility into both our DNS and global traffic infrastructures, as well as the delegation capabilities that can be leveraged across geographies and teams. We expect the added BIG-IP GTM management capabilities to deliver tangible returns in time and cost reduction.”

“Infoblox has proven management capabilities that are a natural fit with F5’s global traffic management systems,” says Calvin Rowland, VP Technology & ISV Alliances at F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV). “The combination of our solutions can deliver enterprise customers administrative and dramatic cost-savings advantages.”

Infoblox Load Balancer Manager Delivers Unique Management for F5 Environments

Infoblox pioneered the delivery of automated network control solutions, including an appliance-based approach to deliver and manage essential network services like domain name system (DNS) resolution and IP address management. These are the services essential to connecting end users, devices and computer networks.

Closely tied to enabling these connections is management of the associated network traffic. F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN) and global traffic management, is leading the charge with its F5® BIG-IP® GTM appliances.

The Infoblox Load Balancer Manager, an extension of Infoblox’s proven automation capabilities, unique Infoblox Grid™ technology and intuitive user interface, enables management of F5® BIG-IP® GTM™ appliances, including:

  • Automated discovery of BIG-IP GTM configurations
  • “Single pane of glass” visibility into the BIG-IP GTM infrastructure
  • Delegated BIG-IP GTM infrastructure administration based on permissions
  • Configuration and synchronization across multiple BIG-IP GTM systems
  • Automated DNS system changes in conjunction with BIG-IP GTMs

“The new Infoblox Load Balancer Manager helps reduce repetitive tasks that IT administrators have to frequently perform to access and manage their critical network infrastructures through discrete management consoles,” says David Gee, Infoblox Executive Vice President of Marketing. “Extending Infoblox’s automation and management capabilities to harness the powerful F5 global traffic management infrastructure underscores Infoblox’s commitment to continue helping enterprise IT departments transform and scale their complex networks.”

Pricing & Availability

The Infoblox Load Balancer Manager module will be available August 1, 2012 through authorized Infoblox channel partners. Pricing for Infoblox customers with an existing Infoblox installation starts at $7,995 in the United States.

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About Infoblox

Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers Automated Network Control solutions, the fundamental technology that connects end users, devices and networks. These solutions enable more than 5,400 enterprises and service providers to transform and scale complex networks. Infoblox helps take the burden of complex network control out of human hands, reduce costs, and increase accuracy and uptime. Infoblox is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has additional operations in 30 countries.

Infoblox and Infoblox Grid are trademarks or service marks of Infoblox Inc., in the U.S. and other countries, and F5, BIG-IP, and Global Traffic Manager are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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 Load Balancer Manager to automate the configuration and management of BIG-IP GTM infrastructure and the anticipated benefits to be received by customers of the two products working in conjunction. As such, this release is subject to the safe harbors created by such 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 the Infoblox Load Balancer Manager, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships especially by our competitors, delays in our ability to deliver the Infoblox Load Balancer Manager 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 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.

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