Infoblox chooses KL for its first Asian R&D facility
By Digital News Asia February 3, 2016
- New facility will help Infoblox develop solutions to mitigate DNS attacks
- Malaysian office to act as APAC hub, hosts threat intelligence team
INTERNET security company Infoblox Inc has announced the opening of its first research and development facility in Asia, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The new facility is part of a global infrastructure that will gather, analyse and research data critical for developing solutions to counter global threats exploiting the Domain Name System (DNS), the company said in a statement.
“The cybersecurity threat landscape has changed significantly, with cybercriminals globally targeting DNS to gain unlawful access to enterprise networks and data,” said Infoblox Asean general manager Ken Pohniman.
“Our Malaysian facility will help identify key trends and threats in the region. This will be critical to developing robust DNS security solutions for our customers,” he added.
As the new Asia Pacific regional support hub, the Malaysian office will include regional customer support, engineering and sales enablement teams, Infoblox said.
With the addition of the Malaysia support centre, Infoblox now provides complete follow-the-sun coverage to customers.
Pohniman said that Malaysia’s strategic location, pool of skilled workers, and technology infrastructure made it an ideal location for Infoblox.
The new facility is managed by George Loo, director of Customer Support, Asia Pacific and Japan; while the Threat Intelligence Group is led by Leslie Smith, director of threat intelligence.
According to Infoblox, the DNS is tied for first place as the most frequently targeted application-layer service for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and enterprises experience these attacks on a regular basis.
Cybercriminals are also now using DNS to introduce malware and exfiltrate data. These attacks can reduce network performance or even disrupt network access and services, damaging brand reputation and reducing revenue for organisations, the company said.
Infoblox offers a portfolio of products specifically designed to meet the performance and security needs of enterprises and other service providers.
It said its DNS solutions can distinguish legitimate DNS activity from potential threats and can quarantine these threats for further analysis and action.
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