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Leading Analyst Firm Says DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) Is Important for Network Security and Cloud

Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company, today announced that a new report from Gartner, Inc., titled “Market Guide for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI),” says, “We are beginning to see an early-stage trend whereby organizations that have deployed a commercial DDI solution are now looking to expand it. The two primary use cases for this expansion include internal cloud deployments and increased infrastructure security.”

The report, written by Gartner analysts Andrew Lerner and Christian Canales, provides recommendations for deploying DDI and evaluates ten DDI vendors, including Infoblox.

In looking at the needs of organizations moving to cloud environments, the report says: “We estimate that roughly 20 percent to 30 percent of large enterprises are now deploying on-premises production workloads in a private or hybrid cloud . . . Thus, some organizations are replacing the built-in CMP IPAM capabilities with functionality provided by their pre-existing DDI vendor. This helps to further automate service provisioning, including IP address management and DNS.”

In looking at the security challenges facing network teams, the report says: “Due to recent high-profile attacks, organizations are generally more willing to invest in security solutions. Further, organizations have increasing concerns over protecting DNS, and many DDI vendors now provide DNS-based security. Thus, we see an increased interest from clients in DNS-based security associated with DDI solutions. Security components such as DNS firewalls now exist in roughly 20 percent to 30 percent of the client deals that Gartner reviews.”

“We are grateful to have Gartner, one of the most influential voices in IT, validate the need to include enterprise-grade DDI solutions in successful cloud deployments and for protection of DNS infrastructure,” said David Gee, chief marketing officer of Infoblox. “Infoblox is an industry leader in meeting these emerging needs with products such as Infoblox Cloud Network Automation, Infoblox DNS Firewall, and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection. We encourage everyone involved in managing and securing enterprise networks to read Gartner’s comprehensive and insightful report.”

About Infoblox

Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers network control solutions, the fundamental technology that connects end users, devices, and networks. These solutions enable approximately 7,900 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 ( is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has operations in over 25 countries.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements – Infoblox

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.

Gartner, Market Guide for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI), Andrew Lerner, Christian Canales, 24 February 2015

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