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INFOBLOX FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Make Your Extended Network More Secure, Reliable and Automated

“Our engineers are happy with autodiscovery and NetMRI. Our architects are satisfied with the flexibility of the product and how it reflects our campus network. Our end users are happy with the new UI. By everyone’s measure I would say that our deployment has been a success, and we definitely plan to continue on with the Infoblox product into the future.”

Crystal Harris, Manager of Network Applications Support, University of California, San Diego

Higher Education Networks Demand Simple, More Effective Networking

As you well know, your higher education network is unlike any other enterprise class network. Results of a survey 1 of higher education users and IT professionals make the challenges clear:

  • Device proliferation. Users bring 4 or more devices to a network. That’s 40,000 devices for smaller campuses and >200,000 for lager universities.
  • High rate of infection. More than 25% of devices are already infected before they join a higher education network.
  • Massive churn. More than 20% of users change each year.
  • Increased complexity. It’s no surprise that 8 out of 10 higher education IT professionals surveyed say that securing their network is harder than ever.

Infoblox Solutions for Higher Education greatly simplify what it takes to secure and manage your network against a backdrop of soaring demands, unending technology change and chronic IT staff shortages. Our solutions address the full gamut of challenges you face—system-wide, campus-wide and at the individual school level.

1 Infoblox report, Defending Networks at Higher Learning Institutions: Heroes Needed, October 2018.

Higher Education Networks Demand Simple, More Effective Networking

As you well know, your higher education network is unlike any other enterprise class network. Results of a survey 1 of higher education users and IT professionals make the challenges clear:

  • Device proliferation. Users bring 4 or more devices to a network. That’s 40,000 devices for smaller campuses and >200,000 for lager universities.
  • High rate of infection. More than 25% of devices are already infected before they join a higher education network.
  • Massive churn. More than 20% of users change each year.
  • Increased complexity. It’s no surprise that 8 out of 10 higher education IT professionals surveyed say that securing their network is harder than ever.

Infoblox Solutions for Higher Education greatly simplify what it takes to secure and manage your network against a backdrop of soaring demands, unending technology change and chronic IT staff shortages. Our solutions address the full gamut of challenges you face—system-wide, campus-wide and at the individual school level.

1 Infoblox report, Defending Networks at Higher Learning Institutions: Heroes Needed, October 2018.

Specialized Help to Reach Your Objectives

Infoblox provides highly targeted solutions to help you meet key goals for your institution. Select a topic to learn more.

Simplify and Optimize Cybersecurity

For the fourth year in a row, information security is the leading concern in EDUCASE’s Top 10 IT Issues list. 2 It’s easy to see why. Securing education networks is becoming more complex. Meanwhile, security teams are not getting any bigger. There are more assets doing more things in more places under more regulations than ever before. The only way to stay head of your security challenges is to get back to basics. Simplify before you multiply.

When issues arise, security teams need reliable, contextual alerts and a fast-path to mitigation. Infoblox provides simplified, foundational security that enables your institution to detect threats sooner and stop them faster. Our solutions use the DNS and IP services running your network as invaluable security tools, enabling your teams to:

  • Proactively protect all campus networks by securing every connection, regardless of device or location, across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure—all from a common interface
  • Slash incident response times by two-thirds through real-time sharing of security event information throughout your security ecosystem
  • Do more with less, reduce duplicative tools and accelerate remediation by using DNS and IP address events to trigger automation workflows
  • Gain a single platform that enables teams to determine the true source and location of an alert, see a complete history of the asset and quickly isolate problems—wherever they occur across your distributed network
  • Optimize the performance of third-party security solutions with advanced ecosystem integrations and aggregated threat intelligence data
  • Block more than 20 times the number of malicious domains, hosts and IPs than most firewalls can—and at the DNS control point, before they can even connect to your network
  • Easily orchestrate a common security policy across multi-vendor security infrastructure

2 EDUCAUSE, Top 10 IT Issues, 2019.

Simplify and Optimize Cybersecurity

Simplify and Optimize Cybersecurity

Simplify and Optimize Cybersecurity

For the fourth year in a row, information security is the leading concern in EDUCASE’s Top 10 IT Issues list. 2 It’s easy to see why. Securing education networks is becoming more complex. Meanwhile, security teams are not getting any bigger. There are more assets doing more things in more places under more regulations than ever before. The only way to stay head of your security challenges is to get back to basics. Simplify before you multiply.

When issues arise, security teams need reliable, contextual alerts and a fast-path to mitigation. Infoblox provides simplified, foundational security that enables your institution to detect threats sooner and stop them faster. Our solutions use the DNS and IP services running your network as invaluable security tools, enabling your teams to:

  • Proactively protect all campus networks by securing every connection, regardless of device or location, across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure—all from a common interface
  • Slash incident response times by two-thirds through real-time sharing of security event information throughout your security ecosystem
  • Do more with less, reduce duplicative tools and accelerate remediation by using DNS and IP address events to trigger automation workflows
  • Gain a single platform that enables teams to determine the true source and location of an alert, see a complete history of the asset and quickly isolate problems—wherever they occur across your distributed network
  • Optimize the performance of third-party security solutions with advanced ecosystem integrations and aggregated threat intelligence data
  • Block more than 20 times the number of malicious domains, hosts and IPs than most firewalls can—and at the DNS control point, before they can even connect to your network
  • Easily orchestrate a common security policy across multi-vendor security infrastructure

2 EDUCAUSE, Top 10 IT Issues, 2019.

Automate Compliance

Automate Compliance

In higher education, meeting compliance standards is on everyone’s radar. It doesn’t help that the goal posts are constantly shifting. Adding to the challenge is that limited IT resources and manual effort often make conducting network audits and other compliance activities a daunting and expensive task. Solutions from Infoblox centralize and automate device discovery and auditing throughout your extended onsite and multi-cloud infrastructure. Whether you wish to meet certain aspects of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 or other compliance mandates, Infoblox can help ease your path.

Automate Compliance

Automate Compliance

In higher education, meeting compliance standards is on everyone’s radar. It doesn’t help that the goal posts are constantly shifting. Adding to the challenge is that limited IT resources and manual effort often make conducting network audits and other compliance activities a daunting and expensive task. Solutions from Infoblox centralize and automate device discovery and auditing throughout your extended onsite and multi-cloud infrastructure. Whether you wish to meet certain aspects of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 or other compliance mandates, Infoblox can help ease your path.

Unify On-premises and Hybrid Cloud Management

Increasingly, higher education IT organizations are adopting cloud platforms to improve agility, reduce costs and deliver on strategic goals. But cloud deployments can do only so much. For example, you can’t provision IP addresses to student laptops in the cloud. Truth is, you will still maintain a robust on-campus infrastructure for intranets, dorms, security operations, RFID and other essentials even after cloud migration. With Infoblox, you can easily and centrally manage all infrastructure—physical, virtual and cloud.

  • Simplify network management across all platforms and hypervisors
  • Gain single-pain-of glass visibility for devices, applications and switch ports across your extended, multi-campus network
  • Run internal and external DNS from a common console using the same interface
  • Seamlessly manage Port 53 on-premises and in AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
Unify On-premises and Hybrid Cloud Management

Unify On-premises and Hybrid Cloud Management

Unify On-premises and Hybrid Cloud Management

Increasingly, higher education IT organizations are adopting cloud platforms to improve agility, reduce costs and deliver on strategic goals. But cloud deployments can do only so much. For example, you can’t provision IP addresses to student laptops in the cloud. Truth is, you will still maintain a robust on-campus infrastructure for intranets, dorms, security operations, RFID and other essentials even after cloud migration. With Infoblox, you can easily and centrally manage all infrastructure—physical, virtual and cloud.

  • Simplify network management across all platforms and hypervisors
  • Gain single-pain-of glass visibility for devices, applications and switch ports across your extended, multi-campus network
  • Run internal and external DNS from a common console using the same interface
  • Seamlessly manage Port 53 on-premises and in AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform

Boost Network Availability and Reliability

Boost Network Availability and Reliability

The availability of your network depends on the availability of core network services like DNS. When your DNS goes down, so does your network. With Infoblox, you get the always-on, rock-solid foundation your network demands, even as you extend across virtual and hybrid cloud environments.

  • Maintain service availability even during sophisticated DDoS attacks or power outages.
  • Boost reliability for DNS services across any infrastructure through redundancy and local survivability for branch locations.
  • Deliver applications and services faster anytime, anywhere

Boost Network Availability and Reliability

Boost Network Availability and Reliability

The availability of your network depends on the availability of core network services like DNS. When your DNS goes down, so does your network. With Infoblox, you get the always-on, rock-solid foundation your network demands, even as you extend across virtual and hybrid cloud environments.

  • Maintain service availability even during sophisticated DDoS attacks or power outages.
  • Boost reliability for DNS services across any infrastructure through redundancy and local survivability for branch locations.
  • Deliver applications and services faster anytime, anywhere

Maximize Your Cloud Options

According to research firm IDC, by 2020 more than ninety percent of enterprises will use multiple cloud services and platforms 3 . The trend holds true for higher education institutions as well. You may rely completely on AWS today, but will be shifting certain workloads to Azure or Google Cloud Platform in the near future. By integrating with all three cloud platforms, Infoblox maximizes your flexibility when it comes to managing core network services in cloud scenarios.

  • Move seamlessly among AWS, Azure and Google Cloud while also maintaining complete visibility and control over on-premises infrastructure
  • Enable cloud automation and virtualization through advanced integrations with VMware, OpenStack and Hyper-V
  • Access critical functionality for DNS and other core network services not available from cloud providers
  • Get a single source of truth for DNS across diverse physical and cloud environments
Maximize Your Cloud Options

Maximize Your Cloud Options

Maximize Your Cloud Options

According to research firm IDC, by 2020 more than ninety percent of enterprises will use multiple cloud services and platforms 3 . The trend holds true for higher education institutions as well. You may rely completely on AWS today, but will be shifting certain workloads to Azure or Google Cloud Platform in the near future. By integrating with all three cloud platforms, Infoblox maximizes your flexibility when it comes to managing core network services in cloud scenarios.

  • Move seamlessly among AWS, Azure and Google Cloud while also maintaining complete visibility and control over on-premises infrastructure
  • Enable cloud automation and virtualization through advanced integrations with VMware, OpenStack and Hyper-V
  • Access critical functionality for DNS and other core network services not available from cloud providers
  • Get a single source of truth for DNS across diverse physical and cloud environments

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