Sarbanes Oxley : Technology : Security
Now Is the Time for Secure DNS
September 15, 2014 10:00 AM
Infoblox Enhances Its Advanced DNS Protection Solution To Block the Widest Range of DNS Attacks
The Domain Name System (DNS) is critical network infrastructure; without DNS the Internet can’t function. This universal need for DNS hasn’t escaped the notice of cybercriminals, and today DNS attacks are one of the fastest-growing threat vectors. Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the leader in enterprise-grade DNS, today announced enhancements to the Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection solution. These enhancements automatically protect against the widest range of DNS attacks of any product available for enterprise and service provider networks. With Infoblox, organizations can build a secure DNS foundation.
The enhancements include protection against DNS hijacking and rapidly evolving NXDOMAIN-based attacks. These are in addition to the solution’s existing integrated defense against DNS-based DDoS attacks, cache poisoning, malformed queries, tunneling, and other DNS security threats.
DNS is the address book for every destination on the Internet, translating domain names such as “infoblox.com” into IP addresses such as 126.96.36.199. Without fast and accurate DNS, networks can’t function, yet DNS is difficult to protect because—in order for the system to function—DNS servers must be open to everyone on the Internet. Cybercriminals have become aware of this vulnerability, and are exploiting DNS to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other malicious threats that aim to either bring down targeted networks or inject malware.
Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, introduced in December 2013, is the first DNS appliance with integrated security—delivering protection that is stronger, more intelligent, and more comprehensive than separate external security solutions. The key new features expanding this protection are:
“Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection has been a big hit with our customers,” said Arya Barirani, vice president of product marketing at Infoblox. “We’ve had several organizations call us while under a DNS attack, and thanks to our easy setup and configuration, we were able to implement Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection to quickly restore normal operations.
“The Infoblox approach of intelligently detecting and mitigating DNS threats is unique, and becomes even more powerful with the enhancements we’re announcing today,” Barirani continued. “DNS solutions that indiscriminately respond to every query and rely only on computing horsepower to withstand attacks fall short in protecting against today’s more complex threats.”
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