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INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Enterprise Security Infoblox unveils customer momentum for BloxOne Threat Defense Infoblox grows security customer footprint with railway conglomerate. Infoblox, a leader in Secure Cloud- Managed Network Services, has announced that railway conglomerate Keio Corporation is using BloxOne Threat Defense to secure its networks, applications and user devices wherever they are. These customers illustrate the demand for scaling security, which cloud-based DNS inherently does, to protect the decentralized corporate network. “Companies large and small are turning to cloud-based networks and services more than ever before, often stitching them on to what used to be a purely on-premises network,” said Jesper Andersen, CEO of Infoblox. “As enterprises become more distributed and borderless, they need security to stretch across the entire infrastructure to protect Jesper Andersen, CEO of Infoblox users wherever they are. Our BloxOne Threat Defense uses cloud-native DNS at the core of the network to simplify and extend security across the hybrid stack.” Brandon Butler, Senior Research Analyst of Enterprise Networks at IDC, said: “Cloudmanaged DNS security platforms provide a robust, scalable and secure platform for protecting any enterprise network, no matter the size or the origination of the traffic. “Enterprises that embrace these nextgeneration security best practices will ensure their networks are able to securely scale to meet the needs of their digitally transforming business.” Keio Corporation, a Japanese railroad operator, selected BloxOne Threat Defense to secure 6,000 computers on the company’s network. The company chose Infoblox to use DNS, to more accurately identify and mitigate threats, including SEO poisoning attacks and the Emotet malware that previously went undetected. “There have been an increasing number of new web-based threats that have been difficult to address with a traditional cybersecurity solution alone,” said Kenichi Sato, Group IT Officer-in-Charge of the IT Department at Keio. “It became necessary to build a more multi-layered defense.” Hiroko Tamura, Group IT Management Officer-in-Charge at Keio, said: “Since Infoblox offers a cloud-based cybersecurity service, it is easy to deploy to every other company within the Keio Group. “It can also flexibly support the addition of new functions and minimize the hardware maintenance and operations costs associated with an on-premises solution.” COMPANIES LARGE AND SMALL ARE TURNING TO CLOUD-BASED NETWORKS AND SERVICES MORE THAN EVER BEFORE. Led by BloxOne Threat Defense’s robust growth and customer adoption, Infoblox has quickly earned recognition as a network security leader. Forbes and The Software Report respectively named Infoblox one of the top 10 cybersecurity companies to watch in 2020 and one of the top 25 cybersecurity companies of 2019. Additionally, the 2020 Fortress Cyber Defense Award recognised BloxOne Threat Defense as a winner in the enterprise network security category for extending DNS based protection across multiple clouds and to the Edge. “These awards and the growth in demand for BloxOne Threat Defense show the strong reception for our cloud-native DNS security solution across healthcare, financial services, government, technology and other mission critical sectors,” said Jesper Andersen. “We expect BloxOne Threat Defense adoption to continue as companies around the world invest in securing remote work for the long haul. On top of building faster and scaling costs as needed, going cloud-first in the age of COVID-19 allows organizations to quickly and easily extend and secure their networks for users wherever they work.” • 68 INTELLIGENTCIO