Infoblox has announced updates to its Network Identity Operating System, NIOS. This latest release provides customers DoT/DoH support for advanced security, additional cloud integrations and DevOps automation, DDI enhancements, and extended service provider capabilities. The update enables organisations to extend visibility, reliability and security across on-premises and cloud networks, which accelerates their workplace transformation.
For a year now, organisations have expanded their networks into hybrid and multi-cloud environments to enable business operations during the Covid-19 disruptions. NIOS 8.4.8, 8.5.2, and 8.6 gives network administrators the tools they need to manage the complexities of the cloud-first network. This latest NIOS release addresses the challenges by providing:
Advanced enterprise security through DoT/DoH support to encrypt communications between a DNS client and its local DNS server. This helps prevent DNS-based attacks and forgeries and blocks encrypted communications to unauthorised external DNS servers. Additionally, FIPS 140-2 Level 2 enhancements provide role-based authentication and anti-tampering safeguards.
Increased multi-cloud integrations and more DevOps flexibility and automation for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Cisco ISE, ACI, Meraki and Viptela, Red Hat OpenShift and VMWare. Infoblox APIs and templated integrations give DevOps teams the ability to quickly deploy hybrid multi-cloud networks with simplicity, automation and cost savings.
Stronger DDI through improved DNS resolution, DNS scavenging, physical and virtual appliance pairings, and Anycast configuration. These advancements improve visibility, reliability, and performance across an organisation’s hybrid environments.
More service provider capabilities for privacy, security, and control. Service providers will be able to leverage DoT/DoH at scale, enforce security policies for virtual DNS Cache Acceleratio, vDCA, and enable URL filtering to send only the traffic of the relevant domains to the managed services provider for inspection.
“The network continues to shift cloud-first to accommodate business continuity during the Covid-19 adjustments,” says Dave Signori, VP of Product Management, Infoblox. “We are using our market leading DDI expertise to help customers securely extend their on-premises networks into cloud environments. In developing these NIOS features, we prioritised customer feedback to deliver what customers need for their workplace transformation journeys.”