ThreatSTOP, Inc., a leader in proactive network defense using the cloud, has been selected by Infoblox to provide intelligent malware detection through the Infoblox DNS Firewall. Through the partnership ThreatSTOP will provide data to the Infoblox DNS Firewall, enabling customers to detect and block the communications channels for malware, botnets and other cyber security threats.
“We believe better control of the network is the best way to achieve greater security”; said Arya Barirani, VP Product Marketing, Infoblox. “Proactively blocking outbound connections to known bad actors both prevents Infoblox customers from being victims, and enables pinpointing and cleaning up infected devices. We selected ThreatSTOP because of their experience and track record in delivering effective feeds for proactive network defense.”
By using Infoblox DNS Firewall, Infoblox customers gain greater control of their corporate IT networks and meet the need for increased security created by forces such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD), cloud computing, and the evolving cyber-threat landscape. This product offering is part of a growing trend of IT organizations employing more proactive cyber security methodologies.
“We’re proud that Infoblox, an established leader in network management and stability, has selected ThreatSTOP as its partner,” said CEO Tom Byrnes. “Infoblox understands that providing IT departments with greater control of their networks leads to increased security, a core principle we share.”
Using a real-time, expert-generated malware data feed powered by ThreatSTOP, the Infoblox DNS Firewall automatically populates recursive DNS servers’ Response Policy Zones with a current list of all known malicious domain names and IP addresses. When malware code or a user attempts to make a connection with a malicious destination, Infoblox DNS Firewall will now be able to prevent the connection from happening, pinpoint the infected device and alert IT teams to take appropriate action.
Infoblox and Infoblox DNS Firewallare trademarks of Infoblox Inc., in the U.S. and other countries.
ThreatSTOP is a real-time IP Reputation Service that automatically delivers a block list against criminal malware (botnets, Trojans, worms etc.) directly to a user's firewalls, so they can enforce it. It is a cloud-based service that protects the user's network against the most serious information security problem today—malware designed to steal valuable data perpetrated by organized criminals. ThreatSTOP enables existing hardware and network infrastructure to enforce user defined malware blocking policy without requiring the expense, complexity and time of a forklift upgrade of new equipment. It can be deployed within the hour with simple rule-settings or a script on the user's firewall. Founded in 2009, ThreatSTOP is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit http://www.threatstop.com.