Permit the Application, but Manage the Behavior—Netskope Selects Infoblox to Protect Data and Ensure Compliance
Netskope achieves agility, availability, and performance across its network with Infoblox DDI
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2nd May, 2016: Infoblox Inc., the network control company, today announced that Netskope has deployed Infoblox solutions to achieve its mission of delivering secure cloud-based services to its customers. Through an integrated DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) solution utilizing Infoblox Grid™ technology, Netskope has the scalability and control to ensure always-on, automated network functionality with minimal operational support. Infoblox provides an essential component for Netskope’s popular service where its customers’ end users, on average, access over 750 applications and cannot afford disruptions to their business processes.
Netskope is a leader in enabling organizations to safely employ cloud-based applications while protecting sensitive data, which is crucial in a world where almost 50 percent of data lives in cloud applications outside the reach of traditional network security. Netskope delivers a cloud-based service that enables IT organizations to manage usage of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud applications, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real time on any device, including native applications and mobile devices, on-premises or remote.
As with other cloud service providers, Netskope’s ongoing business challenges include providing an optimal customer experience. This not only includes overcoming concerns about operational efficiency and risk management, but also providing a high degree of visibility into network operations that take place outside the corporate firewall. Delivering on these lofty expectations required Netskope to find a centralized solution for managing core network services, including configuration changes and updates, as well as providing a high degree of redundancy throughout the network.
To meet these goals of agility, availability, and performance, Netskope integrated the patented Infoblox Grid technology into its network infrastructure. The Infoblox solution enables Netskope to link distributed appliances throughout the network using a central database to ensure consistent information availability, as well as to provide a centralized view of network data for simplified monitoring and reporting.
“Because we provide services to businesses of all sizes, flexibility in our network is of utmost importance,” says Abhay Kulkarni, vice president of engineering and operations at Netskope. “Infoblox gives us the flexibility to maximize our resources and the tools to see exactly what is happening across our network at any moment. In turn, that allows us to focus on the customers and give them granular control of their applications and data—all with a fraction of the operational headcount required by other enterprises with similar network scale. In fact, with the automation Infoblox provides, our two-person operations team can launch new services and spin up new machines, while monitoring workloads and adding capacity, without the need for manual intervention.”
The Infoblox solution has improved productivity for Netskope’s distributed network by monitoring conditions before additional resources are necessary, adding capacity automatically to support new product launches, and reducing the manpower needed for daily operations. It also redistributes traffic in the event of a data center outage, preventing service interruptions. Its visibility functions deliver crucial insight into subnets to allow scaling for enterprise clients, and Anycast support increases performance by routing users to the nearest data center.
“For companies providing software as a service, their network is their livelihood,” said Ashish Gupta, chief marketing officer at Infoblox. “Our goal is to give businesses like Netskope deep visibility into current network conditions and the agility to fulfill moment-to-moment needs without compromising availability or performance. As in the case of Netskope, this provides an important competitive advantage in today’s 24/7 marketplace.”
Ashish Gupta, chief marketing officer at Infoblox
Infoblox delivers critical network services that protect Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, automate cloud deployments, and increase the reliability of enterprise and service provider networks around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI, Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) reduces the risk and complexity of networking.