Infoblox today announced the deal to buy IID, a cyber threat intelligence provider based in Tacoma, Washington, for $45 million in cash.
Following the acquisition of the privately-held IID, Infoblox becomes the first DDI vendor that combines contextual network data with federated threat intelligence and a dedicated threat research team, to provide context-aware security to enterprises.
IID supplies threat intelligence to more than 100 customers, among them dozens of Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, including Microsoft and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Lars Harvey is the chief executive officer of IID. Infoblox says IID co-founders Lars Harvey and Rod Rasmussen will become members of the Infoblox management team.
Infoblox is managing DNS, DHCP, and IP addresses (DDI). The combination of ActiveTrust federated threat intelligence and big-data analytics platform from IID and security solutions from Infoblox will assist global organizations to ensure context-aware security.
The combined solution can improve operational control, allowing network and security teams to prioritize threat response, based on enterprise context and risk. Infoblox can help protect on-premise devices to help protect company-managed devices that are off-premise.
“By bringing together the threat intelligence from IID with the context and the central control point that Infoblox has in the network through our DDI services, we can deliver a unique value proposition to our customers and the partners that resell our products,” said Jesper Andersen, president and chief executive officer of Infoblox.
Last year, Infoblox and IID created the Infoblox DNS Threat Index, a quarterly report tracking the growth of malicious domains created by cyber criminals.