Your business depends on your network. Your network depends on core network services like DNS, DHCP and IP address management, collectively known as DDI. As your network grows increasingly cloud-based and borderless, these services have never been more important—or harder to secure, manage and control. With our secure, cloud-managed network services, we enable you to bring next-level security, reliability and automation to traditional networks as well as digital transformations like SD-WAN, IoT and hybrid cloud, all managed through a single pane of glass.
Core2Africa Value Proposition for Infoblox
Core2Africa has been an Infoblox partner since 2014, having developed a high level of knowledge, skill and experience working a variety of customers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Multiple implementations across a variety of local and global service providers positions Core2Africa as the premier integrator for Infoblox in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
Infoblox fits into all five pillars of the Core2Africa SNAAP Matrix, namely Subscriber, Networks, Analytics, Automation and Protection, aligning with the challenges that have arisen within the service provider environment, including:
• Network Performance and Dimensioning
• Visibility & Understanding of Subscriber Behaviour, Network Behaviour and Service Behaviour
• Quality of Service
• Price Compression
• Service Commoditisation
• Reduced Barriers to Entry for New Competitors
• Revenue Leakage
In line with these challenges Core2Africa has developed a structured approach to best manage them: S-N-A-A-P
Core2Africa Product Focus
Core2Africa promotes, sells and implements Infoblox DNS, DHCP and IP address management (IPAM) solutions, collectively known as DDI. All implementations are conducted using Core2Africa Professional Services, following a Structured 7-Step End-to-End Approach, and supported by Core2Africa Maintenance & Support Services.
Network landscapes are rapidly evolving, driven by trends in security, virtualization, cloud, SDN, NFV, IPv6 adoption, and the Internet of Things (IoT). These demands require advanced solutions for executing DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, critical network services collectively known as DDI.
Infoblox DDI is our industry-leading, integrated, and centrally managed approach to delivering enterprise-grade DDI. It uses our patented Infoblox GridTM technology to ensure high availability DNS, DHCP, and IPAM services throughout your distributed network. Infoblox DDI makes it easier for you to achieve higher levels of service uptime, security, and operational efficiencies across diverse infrastructure, including on-prem, cloud and hybrid deployments.
IPAM & DHCP
Control all aspects of IPAM, DNS, and DHCP using one integrated platform. Eliminate manual processes and patchwork tools, increasing IP address management efficiency and lowering your costs. Use powerful automation capabilities to turn IP devices on or off and reconfigure their connections remotely from a centralized console. Gain the efficiency and agility you need to stay ahead of device proliferation while slashing operating expenses through a unified and orchestrated approach to IP address management.
Network Insight integrates with your existing infrastructure, enabling you to easily discover and centrally monitor all IP assets in your organization, including devices, IP addresses, and switch ports. Reduce management overhead with the unique ability to share endpoint data seamlessly with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). See every device in context by matching its username to IP and MAC addresses in the IPAM database. Always be ready for future growth with predictive insight into capacity parameters, while avoiding IP address and switch point exhaustion.
DNS Traffic Control
Elevate customer experiences by ensuring timely application responses whether within your corporate network or over the Internet. With Infoblox DNS Traffic Control, your application traffic is intelligently directed to the ideal server in every instance based on multiple parameters, such as client and server proximity and server availability. Improve the responsiveness and performance of all applications, including video, by optimizing traffic distribution across your network. For external traffic, Infoblox DNS Traffic Control directs your traffic to the optimal data centre based on location, geography, and other parameters to significantly improve response times.
Reporting & Analytics
Devices and applications are growing exponentially and can access your network anytime from anywhere. Your network is growing increasingly complex and borderless, traversing traditional, public cloud, and private cloud environments, making visibility and insight more important than ever. Unfortunately, both are in critically short supply when you must rely on manual processes and fragmented solutions to run and analyze your network. They can’t give you the big picture you need to make fast, accurate decisions that profoundly affect network performance, security, and availability.
Infoblox Reporting and Analytics brings network reliability and control to a new level. It combines centralized visibility with data-driven insight so you can easily analyze, control, and secure your network no matter how extensive or sophisticated it becomes.
High-Performance DNS Caching for ISPs
DNS is no longer a nice-to-have service—your customers cannot function without it.
Your DNS caching infrastructure needs to be as robust as you can make it. Infoblox delivers industrial-strength DNS appliances to serve DNS records to ISP customers, 24 x 7 x 365. The Infoblox distributed architecture approach is used at over 200 mobile operators, telcos, and ISPs worldwide to provide high-availability, low-latency DNS services in a highly manageable form. With DNS caching performance up to 1M queries per second, Infoblox leads the industry in delivering fast DNS services that enable low-latency applications like gaming, content sharing, and smartphone video. Using patented Infoblox Grid™ technology, we eliminate single points of failure while automating and simplifying DNS server failover at the touch of a button. No more complex scripting and frequent server patching.
Advanced DNS Protection
Eliminate DNS service disruption from the broadest array of DNS-based attacks. Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection distinguishes between legitimate and malicious DNS traffic in real-time, enabling your DNS server to respond only to valid queries, even while under attack. Defend against volumetric attacks, including DDoS and TCP/UDP/ICMP floods. Prevent DNS hijacking, cache poisoning, and other DNS-specific exploits.
Raise network automation to the next level with Infoblox NetMRI. It automates routine tasks such as device configuration, provisioning, and security operational tasks, enabling you to more easily achieve compliance, respond to incidents in a timely fashion, and deploy new apps faster. With network automation solutions from Infoblox, our customers can reduce manual tasks by up to 70% while amassing more than $1 million a year in cost savings.
InfoBlox Product Updates and News
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2019.12.16 – Infoblox was just named one of the Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies of 2019 by TheSoftwareReport (Infoblox is in 4th place)! This is great recognition for Infoblox and BloxOne Threat Defense. You can find the full report HERE.
2019.12.02 – Infoblox Announces Acquisition of SnapRoute to Accelerate Delivery of Cloud-Native Network Services
SnapRoute’s cloud-native network OS together with Infoblox’s cloud-native network services platform promise to deliver a next level network experience
SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 7, 2019 — Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, today announced the acquisition of SnapRoute, the creator of the industry’s first Cloud-Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS). SnapRoute’s talent and technology add significant depth to Infoblox’s suite of offerings and will help the company to radically simplify networking and deliver groundbreaking services more quickly and efficiently.
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At their inception, DNS was a handy method to access websites and applications and DHCP was virtually unheard of. They were usually managed by whoever understood them and relied on “free” systems such as BIND/DHCPD and Microsoft DNS/DHCP. Sometimes spreadsheets were the basis to maintain essential protocol services (i.e. DNS & DHCP). These systems often evolved with
a collection of “Do-It-Yourself” tools maintained by a small team of experts. This hindered operational and planning decisions when those experts moved on to other roles or to other organizations.
Today’s need for IPAM begins with IP address discovery, tracking, and allocation. As networks grow, keeping track of multiple types of data pertaining to devices on the network adds complexity. IT vendors are creating new tools to help track network devices, but the information is often not centralized, eroding confidence in the data’s accuracy and timeliness.
Infoblox commissioned Tolly to measure and verify the time and cost savings comparing Microsoft’s manual network update processes to the Infoblox DNS, DHCP & IP (DDI) automated platform. The investment in Infoblox provides a rapid payback with the enhanced discovery, visibility and control options when compared to the “free” legacy approach. Extrapolating the time savings from a number of common tasks shows that potential cost savings of employee time can exceed $1million over three years.
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In Worldwide Enterprise Networking Infrastructure 2017 Top 10 Predictions, IDC explored emerging trends that are materially impacting the network infrastructure market. Among those are trends that are changing fundamental assumptions about network infrastructure, such as software-defined networking (SDN), open networking, Internet of Things(IoT), and the increasing uptake in cloud services. At the same time, demands for end-user applications to be mobile, provide cloud-based access, and be highly secure will spur significant investments and innovations in network infrastructure in both the data centre and the enterprise. However, the final impact and ultimate trajectory of these trends will be determined by the success of the next generation of network solutions and the incremental network intelligence they are able to impart on IT rollouts.