BloxOne is Infoblox’s cloud-native Software as a Service (SaaS) platform which enables organizations to easily secure and manage critical network functionalities from the cloud. It brings us one step closer to the Gartner’s SASE vision shared by Infoblox. BloxOne DDI for core network services and BloxOne Threat Defense for enterprise security are the two applications offered by the BloxOne suite.
To enrich the user’s experience, BloxOne comes with an extensive set of powerful APIs. These enable users to interact with the DDI and security services and exchange information with other networks, security, and infrastructure solutions. By adopting RESTful API design and following OpenAPI industry standards, BloxOne enables hassle-free implementation, automation, and integration with third-party resources.
1. Cloud Automation Platform
With the increasing integration of automation amongst the organizations, the BloxOne cloud services platform serves as a single point of resource for complete DDI and security management. Each resource on the CSP platform maps to a powerful set of REST APIs which simplifies and automates the management and usage of the various tools offered by Infoblox’s BloxOne.
2. Interactive APIs using Swagger
By adopting the OpenAPI industry standards, BloxOne API documentation is available as a Swagger definition. Swagger is an open-source API documentation tool that provides an interactive interface to understand the structure and working of BloxOne APIs. This reduces the dependency on API documents and makes the user-API interaction extremely simple and elegant without the need for any implementation logic.
3. Seamless DDI management
The rapid growth of services and the workforce in Organizations make them open to consume more IT workload. By automating DDI management using the extensive set of DNS, DHCP, and IPAM APIs provided by BloxOne, organizations can easily automate these time-consuming and redundant tasks. BloxOne APIs can be used to create and manage DDI network objects in bulk that can view, add, update, and delete multiple objects at once.
4. Boosting infrastructure’s security pillars
Packed with the latest DNS and infrastructure security technologies, BloxOne Threat Defense enables organizations to detect and remediate security threats in seconds. As a desirable addition, BloxOne APIs allow users to monitor and manage the DNS traffic automatically. From managing security policies to keeping a track of the latest threat feeds, BloxOne APIs make sure to maintain an organization’s security as its highest priority.
5. Secure Execution on the Edge
Infoblox BloxOne APIs follow a Token-based authentication system with encrypted communication and user/group access control. This ensures to prevent trespassing the organization’s security rules and policies.
6. Automate the discovery and management of On-Prem devices
BloxOne APIs features a rich set of functionalities to manage on-prem devices and endpoints. Users can provision, update, delete, monitor, report, secure, and discover all kinds of devices configured on the network and automate the management of these network devices and endpoints.
7. Integrate with leading network and security vendors
Infoblox Security Ecosystem supports the responses to attacks that use DNS and similar technologies. The same features are extended to the BloxOne platform. Integration of BloxOne and Infoblox’s TIDE platform APIs gives users an added advantage to share DDI and security data with leading network and security vendors across the world. These integrations prevent all kinds of malicious attacks and create a healthy communication system to exchange threat information and security actions.
8. Software Development Kits for seamless adoption
BloxOne APIs come with a community-supported Python Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers to ease the integration and development of solutions. Organizations can seamlessly integrate and adopt BloxOne with their existing infrastructure in the programming environment of choice.
9. Glide into IPv6 world
With the unparalleled growth in the number of devices across the globe in recent times, the world is quickly moving from IPv4 to IPv6 protocol. BloxOne APIs strives to make this transition of automation and management a smooth experience. IPv6 specific API objects aim to implement IPv6 networks and objects on the platform seamlessly.
10. User Management
The Cloud Services Platform (CSP) comes with a wide range of features for user/group management. APIs are a powerful resource for the automation of CRUD operations on users/groups/organizations. BloxOne was designed on the same principles to provide easy user management and permission distributions.
BloxOne’s cloud-native architecture is developed with the latest technologies and innovations in the era of software-defined networking and microservices. As the balance point is moving towards automation and effortless integrations, BloxOne’s API collection is emerging as a simple yet powerful solution with a low learning curve and maximum functionalities. And we are just getting started.