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Infoblox Announces Support for XenServer Open-Source Virtualization By Delivering a Virtual Appliance for Network Control

Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the automated network control company, today introduced Infoblox Virtual Appliance Software for XenServer, bringing the full range of Infoblox enterprise-grade network control technologies to the open-source XenServer virtualization platform.

The industry-leading portfolio of Infoblox products deliver critical network services such as DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (IPAM) – a category called DDI – that improve network agility, reduce operating costs and increase network security and reliability.

Infoblox provides its DDI solution through multiple form factors: 1) as a physical appliance with its Trinzic® line of products; 2) as a virtual appliance on Cisco and Riverbed networking hardware; and 3) as a virtual appliance on the three leading server virtualization hypervisors – VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and now XenServer, which became a free open-source project in June 2013.

Infoblox virtual appliance software for the VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and XenServer platforms gives network managers uncompromised DDI on their virtual server platform of choice, with features that include:

  • Integrated DDI: Industry-leading integrated DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management in one resilient solution to simplify delivery of these critical network services.
  • Single Pane of Glass Management: Centralized management of all Infoblox DDI appliances, whether physical or virtual, from one common user interface, with a single database for all network data.
  • Advanced Discovery: Fully automated and configurable layer 2 and layer 3 network device discovery integrated with IPAM, providing visibility to every device connected to the network along with its IP, DNS and DHCP history.
  • Secured DNS: Unique DHCP device identification “fingerprinting” to easily block rogue devices; and DNS Firewall for malware protection, including optional integration with FireEye, to help prevent DNS-based malware callbacks to known bad domains and domains tied to zero-day threats.

“Many of our clients are moving to what we call a ‘bifurcation strategy,’ where they are running both physical and virtual servers, with both commercial and open-source virtualization platforms,” said David Titov, Practice Director at Trace3, a systems integrator in Irvine, Calif. “We are glad to see Infoblox meeting the needs of these clients by offering virtualized DDI across the XenServer, VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms.”

“DDI is a critical network service, and our goal is to provide our customers with the widest range of choices when it comes to their network platform,” said Arya Barirani, Vice President of Product Marketing at Infoblox. “Whether they are deploying our appliances on physical platforms, virtual platforms or a combination of both, our customers will benefit from the same powerful tools, easy-to-use interface and industry-leading DDI functionality.”

Pricing and Availability

Infoblox Virtual Appliance Software for XenServer is available now worldwide. Pricing information is available from Infoblox sales representatives and channel partners. For more information, please visit www.infoblox.com/virtualization and www.infoblox.com/products/infoblox-appliances.

About Infoblox

Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers Automated Network Control solutions, the fundamental technology that connects end users, devices and networks. These solutions enable approximately 7,100 enterprises and service providers to transform, secure and scale complex networks. Infoblox helps take the burden of complex network control out of human hands, reduce costs, and increase security, accuracy and uptime. Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has operations in 25 countries.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements – Infoblox

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. As such, this release is subject to the safe harbors created by U.S. Federal Securities Laws. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties design flaws in the company’s products, shifts in customer demand and the IT services market in general, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in the ability to deliver products, or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Infoblox’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Infoblox is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

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