Infoblox’s BloxOne Threat Defense Outperforms the Competition in DNS Security

BloxOne Threat Defense Tops Again in Tolly Group’s DNS Security Test

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Infoblox Inc.the leader in DNS management and security, today announced that a Tolly Group test has found for the second consecutive year that the BloxOne Threat Defense secure DNS solution outperforms other DNS security solutions by more accurately detecting a fuller range of threats.

The results confirm a similar test Tolly conducted in 2020 between BloxOne Threat Defense and a competitor in several real-world scenarios. This time, Tolly once again discovered that BloxOne Threat Defense:

  • Detects and blocks DNS-based malware, including ransomware, better. While both products were able to block communications with known malicious sites, only BloxOne Threat Defense was able to block “FiveHands” ransomware, as well as other advanced DNS-based malware vectors, including fileless and the use of DNS itself to infiltrate networks. .

  • Prevents more efficient exfiltration of sensitive data, preventing exfiltration of credit card data via UDP from point-of-sale, as well as other DNS-based exfiltration methods. The other product was unable to block these attacks.

  • Blocks more new and advanced DNS-based cyber threats domain generation algorithms (DGA) and similar domains, while preventing bypassing of internal DNS resolvers.

  • Makes incident response and investigations more efficientleveraging DDI data to provide better network visibility, integrating with a wide range of security tools, and delivering critical threat intelligence to investigators in an intuitive, easy-to-use format.

“Tolly’s findings demonstrate that DNS continues to be a powerful tool in protecting networks from ever-evolving cyber threats, including ransomware,” said Krupa Srivatsan, Director of Product Marketing at Infoblox. “As organizations continue to migrate to the cloud to facilitate digital transformation and remote working, they need next-generation DNS security that can keep up with the rapidly changing threat landscape as a foundational layer of their defense-in-depth strategy.

“These results show that with its more effective security, richer context, and broader threat intelligence and ecosystem integrations, BloxOne Threat Defense is the clear choice for delivering DNS security across cloud, hybrid, and cloud networks. on site,” Srivatsan added.

To conduct the study, Tolly replicated several real-life situations, including malware infiltration, as well as “FiveHands” ransomware and fileless malware infection, DNS-based exfiltration of sensitive data through the UDP protocol on infected points of sale (POS). , and the use of newer technologies such as DNS over HTTPS and the new “Type65” record. They then compared the performance of BloxOne Threat Defense and the competitor on a number of variables.

Tolly found BloxOne Threat Defense to be more effective at detecting and blocking a fuller range of attacks. It also provided deeper visibility into the network environment, shared more contextual data, and automated the sharing of actionable insights through a wider variety of ecosystem integrations. All of this has allowed security teams to be more effective in detecting and resolving security threats.

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