Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, announced new updates to its Network Identity Operating System (NIOS) platform that enhances multi-cloud capabilities and improves security.
NIOS 8.4 adds support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and single sign-on to provide customers with an improved network security experience. This latest update is a testament to Infoblox’s commitment to addressing customer needs and providing a solution that is purpose-built for their unique environments.
Automation and management simplicity are crucial in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Enterprises are adopting the hybrid cloud model to increase efficiency and agility. Efficient use of the hybrid cloud requires rapid deployment of DDI services across platforms, unconstrained by the cloud vendor. NIOS 8.4 adds support for Google Cloud Platform, complementing Infoblox’s current integrations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, to give customers efficiency and choice when defining their hybrid cloud strategies. Cross-platform discovery, enables Infoblox Authoritative IPAM to provide up-to-date visibility and to automate the provisioning and reclamation of IP addresses, regardless of whether you’re using GCP, AWS, and/or Azure.
Additionally, this latest version of NIOS breaks down the complexity of network management by implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities. Customers can simply log into NIOS 8.4 via one platform improving ease-of-use without compromising network security. This ability to delegate identity management to an SSO Identity Provider application eases administrative efforts required to manage network infrastructure.
New VLAN management capabilities in NIOS 8.4 further improve network efficiency and resource administration. Network administrators can group, view, and assign VLANs to Networks as well as validate assigned VLANs with VLANs discovered by Infoblox Network Insight or NetMRI. This VLAN inventory data and conflict report information can then be used to generate additional reporting. This expands the Infoblox Authoritative IPAM support to include authoritative for VLANs.
“Organizations rely on high-performance networks that run at top efficiency,” said Kanaiya Vasani, executive vice president of products and corporate development at Infoblox. “These networks are also under constant pressure to accommodate emerging demands on DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) services. These demands include the ability to better manage identities and complex network service configurations, navigate security boundaries, and integrate with cloud-based services. With NIOS 8.4, Infoblox enables organizations to deploy robust, manageable and cost-effective DDI services to networks of any size.”
Improved functionality in NIOS 8.4 is a result of Infoblox’s customer-first mindset. This new version of the network operating system enables customers to take full advantage of Infoblox’s next level networking solution without compromising security or simplicity.