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Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense Primary Use Case

Principal Network Engineer at Pegasystems

We were already an Infoblox customer for IP address management, DNS, and DHCP and we decided to beef up our security in another avenue as far as the company and its network. So this is one area we got into with Infoblox because of their DNS security. I previously worked for another company in Boston that was an Infoblox customer, and on DNS security originally you had to set up a connection with Infoblox. The threat feeds that analyze the traffic, the customer had to receive those feeds. This is some years back when they first got into this.

So now, with Pegasystems we're doing the same thing, however, Infoblox is doing this in the cloud, which is infinitely better for a customer like us, meaning that they take in all the threat information and analyze our traffic. All we have to do is set up normal connections to the internet. It's like talking to another website. There's firewall security involved, but that's the most important thing for analyzing Infoblox, the fact that they provide this service out on the internet, in the cloud, is huge for us because they have the ability to synthesize a number of different sources for DNS security, put it in their secret sauce in their portal, and all we have to do is communicate with it and then they inspect our traffic. That is the most important thing for us as a customer. 

I realize that other companies do that as well, but because Infoblox is an important part of our network infrastructure it makes a lot of sense to do our DNS security with Infoblox. We're also a Palo Alto Firewall customer, and we have traffic that goes out to the internet. All of our traffic going out to the internet gets inspected by Palo Alto firewalls. They have a similar service, but we chose to partner with Infoblox because they're already in the DNS arena and have been for a number of years.

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Principal Engineer at T-Mobile

Our primary use case is for all security-type query activities. So, if somebody is trying to hack or infiltrate us, that is why we use Threat Defense in the cloud. We use it to monitor queries coming in and out of our company.

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IT Infrastructure Specialist Infrastructure Applications at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

We use it for DNS, DHCP, IPAM in general, and DNS Threat Defense.

I administrate the DDI feature set.

We use Azure and AWS as our cloud providers.

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Senior Network Architect at SUNY at Stony Brook

BloxOne is for DNS protection. We point our local domain name servers to it and it has a feed for "bad character" domain names. We protect our end-users that way. The way we're using it, that's all it does. It fits in somewhere in the middle of our security stack. DNS is the most important part of networking. Not so many people see it that way, but if you can't resolve, say, "cnn.com", nothing works. If your DNS doesn't work correctly, nothing is going to work correctly on your network. It is one of the first layers that comes into play when going to a website or using email.

It's a SaaS solution, a service that InfoBlox provides. All the systems are run by them and they maintain it.

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Network Engineer at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees

We use BloxOne for their threat defense product, where basically it acts as a firewall in DNS traffic. So, if a domain has malware on it, it can intercept that even before it gets to our firewall. We don't give any response to dangerous domains.

It is web-based. So, we have the current version. It connects to their traditional Infoblox application. Those traditional applications have to basically point to forward to request to BloxOne.

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DNS Guru at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

We use this product as our intermediate between our internal DNS servers and the split-brain model and the internet so that queries don't appear to come directly from inside our network. They're filtered through BloxOne.

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Virtualization/Datacenter Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

It looks at all our DNS queries and activity going out of the company. Anytime that someone is looking up CNN or something like that, this cloud solution looks at it and decides if it's a known spam, malware, virus, or phishing site. If it is any of those things, it will just simply not allow the DNS query. So, it is a great addition to our firewall and network security. It is just another layer. 

Why let the PC go to the bad website or access the bad IP address when it can just block it right there in the DNS? That is basically what it is doing. What makes it fancy is its updates and live algorithm. It can continually stop all our DNS queries that we don't want.

We do everything in the cloud. We send all our information to their cloud solution, then it does all our filtering and protection.

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Senior Pre-sales consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Most of the use cases are for the DNS protocols. As 90% or 91% of drivers use DNS, everybody is concerned about securing this protocol. 

I am not from the customer side; I am from the vendor side. I give support to various customers here in Pakistan. We have deployments with hybrid data, and we also have purely on-premises deployments.

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