The way that we are all consuming IT has changed. No longer are organisations hosting local applications and services themselves, and there is a greater reliance on cloud-based solutions like Office 365 and Salesforce. Therefore, organisations are transforming their network topology and architecture to facilitate business at multiple branch offices, remote sites, and edge network locations.
These transformations are resulting in a decentralised network and security architecture as the organisation grows and scales out, making network and data security policies more challenging to establish and maintain. These transformations are also exposing organisations and their data to security vulnerabilities not seen before.
As a result of organisations undertaking network transformations, their security and network teams are finding it increasingly difficult to control and secure traffic, as the users are now connecting to applications and services directly through the internet and not back though HQ. This also increases the threat vector.
The increase in the number of organisations undertaking SDWAN projects has helped improve the user experience, with increased performance and productivity and allowing their users to access the local instance of an application. For example, if the user is in the US, they connect to the Office 365 service from the US and if they are in the UK, they access via the UK, a much quicker and more reliable way of working.
So, what is the solution to the Network and Security team’s dilemma?
BloxOne from Infoblox is a cloud-based platform that offers three different elements to help: –
- BloxOne DDI – the world’s first cloud-based DDI solution.
Organisations of all shapes and sizes rely on the same thing: a reliable, secure, high-performance network that empowers people to work from anywhere. That starts with core network services—DNS, DHCP and IPAM (collectively known as DDI).
BloxOne DDI enables you to centrally manage and automate DDI from the cloud to any and all locations with unprecedented cost efficiency. Built using cloud-native principles and available as a SaaS service, BloxOne DDI greatly simplifies network management by eliminating the complexity, bottlenecks, and scalability limitations of traditional DDI implementations.
- BloxOne Threat Defense – Provides network security to any part of the network, giving constant protection whether the user is in the office or roaming.
BloxOne Threat Defense maximises brand protection by working with your existing defences to protect your network and automatically extend security to your digital imperatives, including SD-WAN, IoT and the cloud. It powers security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) solutions, slashes the time to investigate and remediate cyberthreats, optimizes the performance of the entire security ecosystem and reduces the total cost of enterprise threat defence.
DNS is the foundational security control point. So, every time a device comes on the network or a VM gets spun up – whatever it is, whatever resource – we know it exists because we provide the IP address. So, we know as soon as an event happens. Visibility is something that everybody struggles with, especially with distributed locations, cloud and hybrid cloud architecture.
- Ecosystems integration – BloxOne Threat Defense is not a siloed solution, so it will integrate with your other security solutions and help to provide an ecosecurity solution, which offers a greater return on investment.
Find out more about the BloxOne platform from Infoblox below.