NIOS software enables Actionable Network Intelligence. NIOS is also the foundation to integrate Infoblox solutions with network infrastructure. Our latest investments in NIOS makes an industry leading DDI solution even more capable by helping networks to manage new threats, meet evolving commercial needs and support new architectures.
The NIOS 8.1 release extends Infoblox’s integration with VMware’s SDN offering. Its Version 4.2 IPAM adapter supports DNS and IPAM automation with NSX to improve virtual server management and optimize application performance. This also improves network analysis by adding DDI automation for VMware NSX load balancers.
NIOS 8.1 software has several enhancements in reporting and analytics. Switchport control history is now part of reporting so network administrators can ascertain when a switchport is turned on/off for audits during compliance and security events. The version also has the ability to report on new, inactive, unmanaged subnet and IP addresses. This provides visibility to subnets, VLANs and IP addresses that have “come and gone” over time, and a deeper insight to end hosts.
In addition, the NIOS 8.1 release includes DDI automation for Docker containers. NIOS 8.1 functionality can automatically assign IP addresses and DNS records to Docker containers, accelerating the process of turning up and taking down services. This not only increases the efficiency of networks resources, but also the efficiency of the people who create Docker apps and the network management team.
Another enhancement in the NIOS 8.1 release is integration with Rapid7 Nexpose based on our RESTful outbound APIs. This functionality includes the ability to trigger a Nexpose scan for vulnerabilities in software or firmware, including malware, if a network change or suspicious event is detected. By sharing DDI data the functionality helps raise operational efficiency and automate threat remediation.
Infoblox became the leader in DDI by offering extensive DNS, DHCP and IPAM capabilities, by creating deep integration with cloud environments and by delivering the flexibility to meet changing business demands. Contact us to learn about other NIOS 8.1 benefits and how Infoblox will accelerate your transition to a next-gen environment.