Pictured above: Ashraf Sheet, Sr. Sales Manager, Infoblox
Infoblox Inc., the automated network control company, has announced its participation at Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2015. The company will showcase its latest innovations in DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI), secure DNS and cloud network automation technologies that are all in line with the UAE National Electronic Security Authority’s (NESA) vision to protect the country’s critical national infrastructure, including telecom, government, banking & finance, Oil & Gas, transportation and aviation.
Ashraf Sheet, Sr. Sales Manager – UAE at Infoblox says, “Regional enterprises especially that fall within the ‘critical national infrastructure’ category are expected to focus on security as the No. 1 area of IT spend given the fact that not only is the threat landscape constantly changing, but also the political turmoil in certain countries is adding another dimension of cyber warfare. Domain Name System (DNS) Security is an area that we believe regional organizations will start paying greater attention to as they begin to understand the damaging consequences of inadequate security measures. DNS is a foundational Internet technology used in every non-trivial IP-based transaction. If it’s not working properly, Internet transactions can grind to a halt leading to disastrous results including lost revenue due to downtime, diminished customer satisfaction and lost productivity. Infoblox is a leader in providing holistic end-to-end DNS security and defense against a wide range of DNS-based attacks such as volumetric, exploits, and DNS hijacking attacks and GISEC is the perfect platform for us to showcase these capabilities.”
“Today, there are a lot more IT entities, some of them which you can’t even see (virtual machine) and the key is to understand how do you actually manage all this infrastructure and endpoints. So IP address management (IPAM) solutions will be increasingly deployed in future. IPAM tools will give organizations the ability to discover all the infrastructure/ endpoints, visualize them and put policies on who and which devices can enter the network and what they can do. The other thing is that DNS and DHCP services have been taken for granted in the past. Today it is not ok to run them on routers and general purpose hardware, not only because they are coming under attack, but because they need to be able to scale. They need to be enterprise grade – secure, reliable services that the organization can depend on, because without them the enterprise will not be able to compute. Infoblox has the largest global installed base of DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) appliances and we are making concerted efforts to bring our rich experience and technology to the Middle East in order to help regional enterprises enhance the security and reliability of their networks.”
Another focus for Infoblox at the event will be on the company’s cloud solution, as private clouds are rapidly gaining traction in the region. Private clouds need automated and scalable core network services to rapidly add and remove applications and services, easily shift workloads across sites, run workloads in multi-tenant architectures and make the underlying networks resilient to failures. Infoblox Cloud Network Automation delivers control that scales from pilot to production to multi-platform, so that private cloud deployments—regardless of size and scope—aren’t hobbled by manual processes for managing core network services. Infoblox solutions for managing DDI integrate with private cloud platforms from seven enterprise providers – VMware, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, BMC, CA and ElasticBox – as well as OpenStack, giving customers more choices than any other supplier of enterprise-grade DDI.
Infoblox will be exhibiting at GISEC from (insert partner) stand number SR – B25 located in Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre.