SOURCE: Infoblox

October 22, 2007 03:00 ET

DNS Expert and Book Author Cricket Liu to Present "Designing a Resilient DNS/DHCP Network -- the Expert View"

Seminar Hosted by Infoblox and Techworld, Nov. 7, 2007

LONDON and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Infoblox Inc., developer of the world's first "utility-grade" core network services platform, and Techworld, IDG's premier IT publication, today announced that Cricket Liu, vice president of architecture for Infoblox and author of O'Reilly & Associates best-selling series of books on the domain name system (DNS), will host a seminar titled: "Designing a resilient DNS/DHCP Network -- the expert view" in London, Nov. 7, 2007 at The Cumberland Hotel.

The domain name system (DNS) continues to grow in importance as more companies rely on it to provide business critical services within a corporate network infrastructure. In fact, if DNS systems fail, availability of the entire network is at risk. Further, many network managers and administrators are facing numerous security, manageability and scalability challenges as the protocol and its application evolve.

In the seminar, Liu will discuss these issues in detail, illustrate best practices for deploying DNS and DHCP (IP address assignment) systems and demonstrate how related challenges can be addressed.

"This seminar series is designed to expose the security risks, as well as manageability and scalability challenges, associated with using legacy DNS and DHCP approaches," Liu said. "With this seminar presentation, we hope that we can inform and educate IT managers and network administrators about deployment scenarios that can deliver highly secure, easy-to-manage and reliable domain name and IP address assignment systems."

Maxwell Cooter, editor-in-chief for Techworld, said: "Techworld is a website whose aim is to help managers run their networks better; DNS and DHCP management is a key concern for network administrators and we're delighted to work closely with one of the world's acknowledged experts in this field. We think that our readers will be delighted to learn first-hand from someone like Cricket Liu."

For more information and to register for the event, visit:

About Cricket Liu

Cricket Liu is the co-author of all of O'Reilly & Associates Nutshell Handbooks on the Domain Name System, DNS and BIND, DNS on Windows 2000, DNS on Windows Server 2003, and the DNS & BIND Cookbook, and was the principal author of Managing Internet Information Services.

Cricket is Infoblox's vice president of architecture and serves as a liaison between Infoblox and the DNS user community. He worked for Hewlett-Packard for nearly ten years, where he ran, one of the largest corporate domains in the world, and helped found HP's Internet consulting business. Cricket later co-founded his own Internet consulting and training company, Acme Byte & Wire. Today, Cricket helps guide Infoblox product development and educates the community at large about DNS architecture best practices.

About Infoblox

Infoblox appliances deliver utility-grade core network services, including domain name resolution (DNS), IP address assignment and management (IPAM/DHCP), authentication (RADIUS) and related services. Infoblox solutions, which provide the essential "glue" between networks and applications, are used by over 1,900 organizations worldwide, including over 90 of the Fortune 500. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and operates in more than 30 countries. For more information, call +1.408.625.4200, email, or visit

About Techworld

Techworld, at, is a rapidly growing resource for IT professionals. Designed to make the IT professional's job easier, the information needs of visitors are at the core of the Techworld philosophy. Structured in a matrix style, the site delivers news, insight, how-to's, white papers and case studies through its eight knowledge centers. Each knowledge centre addresses the specific information needs of professionals in that arena: Networking, Storage, Security, Mobility and Wireless, Applications, OS & Servers, SME and Green IT. This easy-to-navigate structure allows visitors to gain greater depth into their areas of interest. Editorial team members behind Techworld have unrivaled expertise in their specific fields, ensuring that addresses the IT needs of today.

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