F5, Infoblox to provide complete DNS security soln

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 05, 2010

F5 and Infoblox have partnered to develop a solution to simplify and speed deployment of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). This includes high-performance DNS and global server load balancing functions, all supporting signed DNSSEC data.

"F5 welcomes this alliance with Infoblox. By combining two mission-critical DNS control points, the leaders in ADN (Application Delivery Network) and the DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IP Address) space allow customers to reap the benefits of an agile deployment architecture with layered security and simplified management," said Jason Needham, senior director of product management at F5.

The joint solution is set to provide customers a scalable, manageable, and secure DNS infrastructure that is equipped to withstand DNS attacks. The solution is a combination of Infoblox’s purpose-built appliances that deliver highly reliable, manageable and secure DNS services with built-in, automated DNSSEC features, and F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager appliances optimized with hardware acceleration facilitating real-time signing of DNSSEC signature queries.

"The combination of F5’s and Infoblox’s appliances provide enterprise customers an opportunity to build authoritative DNS infrastructure without giving up either global server load balancing or DNSSEC-a no-compromise solution," said Cricket Liu, VP - architecture and DNS expert, Infoblox.

Tags: DNS, F5, Infoblox, DNSSEC