SOURCE: Infoblox

April 19, 2005 09:00 ET

Infoblox Provides Network Identity Infrastructure for NetWorld+Interop 2005

Infoblox Appliances Deliver Critical Domain Name, IP Address and Authentication, Authorization and Accounting Services for Show Networks

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2005 -- Infoblox Inc., a provider of network identity infrastructure (NII) systems, today announced that it will deliver for the fifth consecutive NetWorld+Interop, the critical domain name resolution and IP address delivery services for the entire NetWorld+Interop eNet network, which will have approximately 10,000 nodes. Additionally, Infoblox will deliver authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) services for the NetWorld+Interop eNet, which this year will include wireless and voice over IP (VoIP) applications. The NetWorld+Interop eNet is part of the InteropNet, the event network backbone that offers reliable, high-speed network services to all exhibitors, conferences and meeting rooms at NetWorld+Interop.

Infoblox will deliver these services through its purpose-built, hardened network identity appliances, the Infoblox DNSone and the Infoblox RADIUSone, which are based on advanced, proprietary technologies and designed to deliver reliable, secure, high performance and easily manageable identity services for advanced IP networks and applications, like the NetWorld+Interop eNet.

"With so many exhibitors, media, conference team members, etc. relying on the NetWorld+Interop eNet for 24x7 network services and Internet access, providing highly reliable and secure network identity services is essential," said Richard Kagan, vice president of marketing at Infoblox. "As a longtime contributor to the eNet network, Infoblox has proven the robust capabilities of its network identity appliances to do just that and we are pleased to once again be named the NII provider for the eNet at NetWorld+Interop 2005."

More than 15 Infoblox network identity appliances will be deployed supporting show networks. Approximately four Infoblox DNSone appliances will be deployed in high-availability (HA) mode at the eNet network core to provide reliable and scalable internal and external domain name system (DNS) as well as dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) services for the entire eNet and the InteropNet Labs (iLabs) at NetWorld+Interop 2005, the world's only real-time live interoperability test bed for the latest networking technologies.

Three additional pairs of Infoblox DNSone appliances will be deployed in HA-mode within the eNet, essentially operating as "branch" implementations to deliver DNS and DHCP services close to the applications and network devices operating in the exhibitor and conference subnets (i.e. the press room).

Approximately two Infoblox RADIUSone appliances, which deliver secure, reliable AAA services for key applications including 802.1x wireless, also will be deployed in the eNet core.

In addition to eNet and iLabs network support, Infoblox has supplied various appliances for the Full Spectrum Security Group and Open Source Group network test beds at the show.

NetWorld+Interop 2005 is the most comprehensive IT infrastructure event in existence and is the only event to address today's challenges and opportunities with a systems-wide approach by focusing every aspect of the event around six of the most vital technology trends existing today: Network Infrastructure and Services; Wireless; Security; Performance; VoIP and Collaboration; and Data Management and Compliance. The weeklong conference and exhibition convenes May 1-6, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"The eNet at NetWorld+Interop is a dream network built in collaboration with hand-selected networking vendors that put their products to the test of the ultimate networking challenge," said Lenny Heymann, NetWorld+Interop general manager. "Our exhibitors and attendees depend on this network to connect with anything at the show and the outside world, and long-running participants such as Infoblox are a valuable contributor to the innovation and expertise that fuels the eNet."

For more information about Infoblox products, visit: http://www.infoblox.com/products/.

For more information on the NetWorld+Interop eNet, visit: www.interop.com/interopnet

About Infoblox

Infoblox develops and markets network identity appliances that provide a scalable, secure way for enterprises to manage the critical network identity protocols -- including DNS, DHCP, RADIUS and LDAP -- that link business applications to the network infrastructure. Infoblox products increase network control while lowering TCO by delivering services that are more secure and scalable, easier to manage, and more reliable than "build-your-own" server-software solutions. The Infoblox distributed appliance approach also provides a secure, integrated platform for centralizing the management of identity data and services across the network. With sales and marketing presence in more than 30 countries, Infoblox has over 450 customers from a wide range of industries, many of them Fortune 500 companies. For more information, call Infoblox at +1.408.716.4300, email info@infoblox.com or visit www.infoblox.com.

About NetWorld(SM)+Interop®

Part of the MediaLive International, Inc. family of global brands, NetWorld(SM)+Interop® is the leading destination for networking technology buyers and sellers. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique eNet and iLabs programs, NetWorld(SM)+Interop® provides the industry's only platform for collaboration, communication and commerce for the end-to-end network. NetWorld(SM)+Interop® Las Vegas 2005 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, May 1-6, 2005. For more information about the event, please visit www.interop.com.

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