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Infoblox demos protection measures at GITEX

Company concentrates on DNS, DHCP, and IP address management

Infoblox demos protection measures at GITEX
Sleiman: GITEX goes beyond the lights and the colours.

Infoblox has brought its DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IP address management) range to this year’s GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, in an effort to promote a vision of end-to-end protection that will resonate with the region. Dr Cherif Sleiman, General Manager, Middle East, Infoblox, is working hard at the event, to raise awareness of the importance of the DDI space to GITEX delegates and their organisations.

“Infoblox is the only vendor that fundamentally is tackling DNS security, end to end, and without DNS there is no Internet,” he says.

DDI, Sleiman believes, provides a defence against the widest range of DNS-based cyber attacks, such as volumetric, exploits, and DNS-hijacking variants. It is an area that the company thinks regional organisations will start paying greater attention to as they “begin to understand the damaging consequences of inadequate security measures”.  DNS is a basic Internet technology used globally in most IP-based communications. If the technology is compromised, network transactions can grind to a halt and entire infrastructure segments can be taken offline.

Infoblox is also demonstrating its cloud solutions, which provide automated core network services for virtual machines in the data centre. The company notes that private clouds are rapidly gaining traction in the region and its solutions for managing DDI integrate with private cloud platforms from majorr enterprise providers.

Infoblox claims over 7,500 customers worldwide, but is eager to learn more about the Middle East. “GITEX goes beyond the lights and the colours,” he says.

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