Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense Reviews

Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense is the #4 ranked solution of our top DNS Security tools. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Cisco Umbrella - Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense vs Cisco Umbrella

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IgorVan Den Ouden
Real User
Network Architect at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Oct 31 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the granularity for which you can categorize what you want to block versus what you don't want to block. You have a direct connection with Infoblox… more »

What needs improvement?

The documentation needs to be improved. This solution is being rapidly developed at the moment and the documentation is lagging behind. The integration examples in NIOS guide and online threatdefense… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is set up such that you pay for the number of active users that you're defending at the moment. It is similar to the model used by Cisco Umbrella.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with several firewall vendors including F10, Infoblox, Palo Alto, Cisco ACI, ASUS, and Nexus.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

One of the main differences between Infoblox and Cisco Umbrella is that Infoblox supports the DNS check completely, whereas Cisco Umbrella does not. You can also see the original client IP address and… more »
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

DNS Firewall can protect the DNS from DNS exploitation.

What needs improvement?

The dashboard and reporting features need improvement. The user needs more informative dashboards so they can get to the results directly without having to search deep into the report to pull out information.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution offers two types of licensing options. You can get a license on a one-year or three-year term. The cost depends on the services that you want to use and the number of users you have. They now also have a subscription where you can pay on a monthly basis. Usually, there is a cost for… more »

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others to take the whole DNS Firewall subscription because it will add value to their solution. I would rate the solution at nine out of ten.
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Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 15 2019

What do you think of Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for Infoblox is to ensure DNS security.

How has it helped my organization?

Infoblox DNS Firewall improved our organization by checking that all traffic came from a proper IP address.

What is most valuable?

The most important features for us are preventing DDOS DNS attacks.

What needs improvement?

Endpoint solutions need to improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

Two weeks

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far the solution is really helping. The stability looks okay.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are currently no users since we are in the POC state. Eventually, we will have around 1,000 users.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was fairly…

What is Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense?

Infoblox DNS Firewall is the leading DNS-based network security solution which effectively contains and controls malware communications and prevents data exfiltration, thereby securing your assets and business. It also provides insights on threats, helps isolate infected devices for remediation, and stays current with the evolving threat landscape through an automated threat intelligence feed.

Also known as
BloxOne Threat Defense, nfoblox ActiveTrust, Infoblox ActiveTrust Cloud
Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense customers

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