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Infoblox and University of Washington Tacoma Join Forces in Cybersecurity Battle

New partnership combines an industry leader in cybersecurity with university researchers specializing in cybersecurity, data analytics, machine learning and cloud computing to improve online security

Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, announced a partnership with the University of Washington Tacoma for research into the use of cutting-edge machine learning methodologies to help mitigate domain name system (DNS) cybersecurity issues that affect our government, economy and daily lives. The goals of the partnership include publishing research that will benefit the cybersecurity community, developing products to help organizations prevent and remediate cybersecurity issues, and providing real-world experience to students who will enter this growing field.

“Infoblox’s partnership with the University of Washington Tacoma is highly complementary, with the university bringing some of the foremost experts in advanced analytics and machine learning, and Infoblox supplying the contextual data that is necessary for this high level of research,” said Ashish Gupta, EVP and chief marketing officer, Infoblox.

The outcomes from this research partnership can have an immediate positive impact on global defense and business infrastructure because new products developed can strengthen Infoblox’s customer base of more than 7,000 organizations, including over 80 of the Fortune 100, government agencies and service providers. During the two-year partnership, Infoblox will host faculty and student researchers at its offices located adjacent to the university campus, working in close collaboration with the university’s strong local community of university, military and industry thought leaders in security, cloud, analytics and computer infrastructure.

“This private-public partnership will provide a strategic advantage to the university’s educational program,” says Gupta. “By arming graduate and undergraduate students with real-world data and the opportunity to solve prevailing security challenges working in tandem with leading academic researchers and private sector experts, the students will gain a competitive advantage that will benefit the broader community and technology ecosystem. The research will help fuel new innovative cybersecurity technologies that can enable government agencies and enterprises to better protect their networks, data and intellectual property.”

UW Tacoma faculty offer expertise in advanced analytics and machine learning that can help cybersecurity professionals better detect, prioritize, remediate and prevent a variety of operational and security issues.

“The Infoblox partnership is providing the University of Washington Tacoma with real-world examples of security challenges and DNS data that our professors and students can use to develop new, innovative analytics and methodologies to address cybercrime, a growing global threat,” said Anderson C. A. Nascimento, professor of computer science at UW Tacoma. “This is an exciting opportunity that brings together leaders from both academia and the private sector to solve security issues that affect all of us.”

The Infoblox Tacoma team has long partnered with UW Tacoma, providing sponsorships, scholarships, internships, and employment opportunities for students.

“Tacoma has a natural advantage with its position adjacent to multiple squadrons of active cyber ‘warriors’ in the armed forces, the massive workforce of software and cloud developers based in Puget Sound, and a leading educational institution in the field like the University of Washington Tacoma,” said Rod Rasmussen, Infoblox vice president of Cybersecurity, “Infoblox is leading the private sector in forming a natural ‘cluster’ for cybersecurity in the South Puget Sound.”

About Infoblox

Infoblox (NYSE: BLOX) 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 provides control and security from the core—empowering thousands of organizations to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experience.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release 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 that there may be 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 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.

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