Infoblox and McAfee collaborating to fight against the threat

On 11th April 2018, in Santa Clara, Infoblox Inc., announced their partnership with McAfee. This partnership will offer the companies with an increased level of advanced threat intelligence along with fast response time to fight cyber threats. Infoblox Inc. is the network control company which provides Actionable Network Intelligence.

The complex threat landscape that is prevailing nowadays is no match for the organizations that are protected by the dissimilar point security tools, the lack of compatibility and the data or threat intelligence sharing between the systems and the solution prevents the companies from responding to the ever-rising threat and attacks.

Charged with the behavioral analytics, machine learning and upgrading the threat intelligence data at the DNS layer, the inclusive solution is to identify the possible infected devices and block the DNS-based data beat that includes the zero-day attacks.

The suspected traffic is redirected from those devices to the McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Services for profound levels of content inspection that includes malware scanning and SSL  inspection. Furthermore, by sharing the sign of compromise and threat intelligence between Infoblox ActiveTrust suite and McAfee Data Exchange Layer, the company may gain the clarity into DNS security events, combine the security tools, and enable the security version to speed up the incident response and remission.

Cybersecurity. Business meeting security. Concept business illustration. Vector flat

Cybersecurity. Business meeting security. Concept business illustration. Vector flat

As per Vice President of Business Development, Kanaiya Vasani at Infoblox said that Infoblox is a leader in DNS security, along with McAfee which is a device-to-cloud cybersecurity leader is now helping the companies to bridge the gap between security tools and enables the workflow version across solutions.

Vasani further said that leveraging DNS is the first line of defense and this partnership will boost up the protection against the attacks. This will help to identify the malicious behaviour, apply the content and the policies. By using the McAfee’s cybersecurity suite one can enjoy additional inspection of the traffic and more granular rules for content filtration. In addition, one can also avail the orchestration of workflows for automated remediation.

The collaboration will also combine the HTTP security and domain block to render extra protection for both the customers of Infoblox and McAfee. The new capabilities will incorporate:

  1. Additional protection layers of a connection attempts along with the higher level of traffic inspection by McAfee Web Gateway. This inspection will be initiated to find out suspicious connections that are yet not identified by Infoblox ActiveTrust®Cloud.
  2. Expanded threat intelligence depending on the joined efforts of both these companies in order to offer extra protection against the virus attacks
  3. Quick detection of the malicious traffic and other ill-practices of the cybercriminals. This will ensure that the enterprise data is protected in real-time.

DJ Long, head of McAfee Security Innovation Alliance said that in the absence of the interoperability and the inability to share threat intelligence across security solutions will affect the capability of the organizations to fight with the upcoming online threats. Furthermore, the collaboration between both these companies will improve the ability of an organization to offer protection for non-web protocols through domain name servers (DNS).

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