Infoblox to stress importance of DNS security at GITEX
Network control specialist will cover DDI space
Network control specialist Infoblox will show GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK delegates a range of solutions in the DNS, DHCP, and IP (DDI) space when the event opens on 18 October.
The company has a portfolio that encompasses IP address management, domain name system (DNS) security, cloud network-automation and global server load-balancing (GSLB) technologies.
Speaking about the company’s participation at the event, Cherif Sleiman, General Manager, Middle East at Infoblox says, “Trends such as cloud, big data, virtualisation, security and mobility are in full effect in the Middle East and they are creating significant pressure as well as opportunities for some of the largest enterprises in the energy, government, telecom and finance sectors. We are in the midst of a wave of IT transformation and modernisation and Infoblox is playing a critical role in helping enterprises manage and secure their IT infrastructure.”
Sleiman believes regional organisations are aware that the threat landscape is constantly changing and political turmoil in some countries “is adding another dimension of cyber warfare”. As a result, he expects businesses to focus on security as “the number-one area of IT spend”.
“DNS Security is an area that we believe regional organisations will start paying greater attention to as they begin to understand the damaging consequences of inadequate DNS security measures, including lost revenue due to downtime, diminished customer satisfaction and lost productivity,” he explains. “We will be using GITEX as a platform for educating regional IT decision makers about Infoblox’s credentials of being the only vendor worldwide to provide holistic end-to-end DNS security and defence against the widest range of DNS-based attacks such as volumetric, exploits, and DNS hijacking attacks”.
The company will also demonstrate its cloud network automation technology that was introduced early this year, which is designed to deliver “scalable network control to the next generation of private cloud deployments”, according to a statement.