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31/07/2017

Farsight partners with Infoblox to combat cyber crime

San Mateo, Ca and Santa Clara, Ca

Farsight Security, Inc., a leading provider of DNS Intelligence, and Infoblox Inc., a network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, have created a reseller partnership that will integrate Farsight’s Newly Observed Domains (NOD) solution with the Infoblox Activetrust platform to significantly reduce the risk of cyber attacks associated with new domains.

Today cyber criminals buy, use, and discard thousands of domain names for targeted phishing campaigns, create websites to sell counterfeit goods, and commit other malicious activities. Since Farsight introduced NOD in 2014, the number of first-time domains it detects each day has tripled to over 150,000. To fight and stay ahead of this escalating problem, users need real-time awareness of the instant these fresh sites go live. Farsight Security observes millions of domains globally on a daily basis and provides zero-hour protection by cross-referencing these observations with Farsight DNSDB, the world’s largest historical Passive DNS database with over 35 billion DNS resolutions.

By integrating Farsight NOD with Infoblox Threat Intelligence Data Exchange (TIDE) part of Activetrust, users can be blocked from communicating with new domains within minutes of a domain’s first activity, providing protection during the critical hours-to-day long window of maximum vulnerability before a reputation score can be assigned.

“The cheap cost of domains is fueling the cyber crime economy. It only takes 30 seconds for a domain name to be registered and become usable by a cyber criminal. Together, Infoblox and Farsight Security enable organisations to match threat actors’ agility in launching quick strike attacks, to better protect their businesses against potentially devastating attacks,” said Dr. Paul Vixie, Farsight Security CEO and Cofounder.

“Through our Technology Alliance Partner Program (TAP), Infoblox is able to integrate with complementary security solutions like Farsight NOD to help better protect organisations from cyber threats,” said Kanaiya Vasani, Infoblox Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. “Infoblox Activetrust platform provides organisations rich contextual threat information and actionable insight about cyber attacks against their specific networks. Farsight Security is a natural partner for Infoblox and we look forward to successfully delivering Newly Observed Domains to our customers to increase the speed and accuracy of their attack detection and mitigation.”


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