SOURCE: Infoblox

September 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Minnesota's Largest County Selects Infoblox Appliances for Nonstop DNS Services

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Infoblox Inc. today announced that Hennepin County, the largest county in Minnesota with almost a quarter of the state's population, has selected and deployed Infoblox appliances to deliver internal and external domain name resolution (DNS) -- a core network service that plays an essential role in almost all network applications.

Hennepin County has two data centers, nine campus buildings and more than 30 remote sites. After a DNS caching incident that caused outages across their infrastructure, Hennepin County decided to evaluate DNS alternatives.

Marciene Ingram, Network Communications Security & Internet Team Lead, Hennepin County Operations, commented: "The outages were a real wake-up call and forced us to examine our network services infrastructure. There were some fundamental issues with our current DNS solutions, including the fact that the BIND software was not up to date, making our systems vulnerable to attacks. We also needed a solution with both primary and secondary high availability, something our current system did not offer."

Working closely with their reseller, Applied Communications, the County evaluated several options and selected the Infoblox purpose-built, appliance-based solution with a hardened operating system and easy one-button upgrades.

"Hennepin County chose Infoblox because it simplifies administration, improves security, and offered an easy migration path for existing data," said Marciene. "Additionally, one of the biggest reasons was that it has a web-based management console. We really like the ability to easily update and manage the devices."

Hennepin County has deployed eight Infoblox appliances running the DNSone package for external and internal DNS. The benefits to the County were immediate. The installation of the Infoblox appliances has almost eliminated DNS-related administrative cycles and they have been able to perform DNS upgrades in minutes, keeping systems up to date and secure. The unique product features, including High Availability (HA) capabilities, central management and grid technology, have made the transition to the Infoblox appliances seamless and painless.

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About Infoblox

Infoblox appliances deliver utility-grade core network services, including domain name resolution (DNS), IP address assignment and management (DHCP and IPAM), 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

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