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Infoblox, McAfee join forces to enhance network security

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Infoblox, McAfee join forces to enhance network security
Kanaiya Vasani, vice president of business development at Infoblox.

Network Control company Infoblox and McAfee have partnered to offer enhanced security to customer's networks by combining web and Domain Name System (DNS) security.

The partnership will deliver unified security by sharing threat intelligence and security event information to offer thorough protection and faster incident response.

The Infoblox McAfee joint solution features the DNS security solution with a secure web gateway offering to deliver a comprehensive network security for web and non-web traffic. Infoblox's ActiveTrust Cloud solution will flag potential infected devices that will then be redirected to McAfee's Web Gateway Cloud service for a deeper inspection.

Additionally the joint solution addresses siloed security solutions that are unable to share threat intelligence, meaning organisations are unable to respond effectively.

D.J. Long, head of McAfee Security Innovation Alliance, said: "A key goal behind the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program is to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and break down security silos within the customer environment.

"The joint integration between McAfee and Infoblox enriches a customer's network with the ability to provide protection for non-web protocols via DNS while improving the visibility into web traffic and enabling customers to use threat intelligence to more effectively respond to the ever-increasing amount of attacks."

Kanaiya Vasani, vice president of business development at Infoblox, added: "By bringing together McAfee, a leader in cyber security, and Infoblox, the leader in DDI, we are breaking down the silos between security operations and network operations. The integrated solution from Infoblox and McAfee provides visibility into DNS and web traffic, plugs the DNS security gap in organisations, automates data sharing, and enables automated workflows to quickly remediate threats."

The joint Infoblox and McAfee solution includes:

  • Infoblox ActiveTrust Cloud with McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service - unifies DNS and web security for detection and blocking of malicious traffic and data exfiltration from infected devices.

  • Infoblox DDI and ActiveTrust with McAfee Data Exchange Layer and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator - enables ecosystem solutions that subscribe to DXL topics to take action on network and security events detected by Infoblox and contain threats faster

  • Infoblox DDI and ActiveTrust with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager - allows for comprehensive threat data correlation and detection. Infoblox also shares valuable network context and actionable intelligence to help assess risk and prioritise alerts in order to enable more efficient incident response


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