What is a Malware? | DDI (Secure DNS, DHCP, IPAM) | Infoblox
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What is a Malware?

Malware is software that is specifically designed to infiltrate a computer for malicious purposes. Malware, short for malicious software, can take many forms, including: spyware, Trojans, viruses, worms, ransomware, and keyloggers. As malware becomes more sophisticated and continues to circumvent traditional defenses, the daily challenges faced by network and security professionals are increasing at an alarming rate.

Because all malware uses DNS to communicate with its command and control (C&C) server, DNS is ideally suited to contain and control malware. Solutions, such as those form Infoblox, should focus on DNS as a point of attack and responds accordingly, to contain and control malware. Furthermore, malware prevention solutions share threat information to the broader security ecosystem via easy-to-consume ecosystem APIs, syslog, and SNMP.

Commonly employed malware security defenses—such as antivirus, firewalls, and even newer sandboxing approaches—are insufficient for containing and controlling malware that uses the universal DNS protocol to exfiltrate data from networks. And the task of rapidly isolating and remediating infected devices is a headache of epic proportions. Additionally, security teams often lack actionable network and device context that, combined with threat intelligence, could help expedite threat response.

Because all malware uses DNS to communicate with its command and control (C&C) server, DNS is ideally suited to contain and control malware. Solutions, such as those form Infoblox, should focus on DNS as a point of attack and responds accordingly, to contain and control malware. Furthermore, malware prevention solutions share threat information to the broader security ecosystem via easy-to-consume ecosystem APIs, syslog, and SNMP.

How Infoblox Can Help Prevent & Control Malware

Infoblox solution for Malware Containment and Control helps organizations more effectively mitigate malware by leveraging DNS infra- structure and threat intelligence, and by sharing contextual threat data and indicators of compromise with leading security technologies to automate and accelerate threat response.

ABOUT INFOBLOX

Infoblox is leading the way to next-level DDI with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services. Infoblox brings next-level security, reliability, and automation to on-premises, cloud and hybrid networks, setting customers on a path to a single pane of glass for network management. Infoblox is a recognized leader with 50 percent market share comprised of 8,000 customers worldwide, including 350 of the Fortune 500.

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