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Infoblox NIOS 8.x:
Secure and modernize your enterprise

Empower workplace transformation with the leader in core network services

Enhance protection and privacy

Advanced enterprise security

Increase multi-cloud integration and automation

Expanded workplace modernization

Improve visibility, reliability, performance and control

Stronger DDI

Enterprise-grade DDI
for today’s
hybrid networks

DNS, DHCP & IPAM to power your
data center and cloud infrastructure

Infoblox NIOS 8.6.1 delivers efficient, multi-cloud integrations and automation, strengthens DDI visibility, user experience and control and enhances data and infrastructure protection for hybrid networks of any size—today and into the future.

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Key benefits

Added Security Using ECDSA for DNSSEC and Zone Signing

Added Security Using ECDSA for DNSSEC and Zone Signing

NIOS 8.6.1 enhances security by adding the Elliptical Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) to enhance processing speed and performance and protect data and infrastructure from unauthorized changes

New Hybrid Multi-Cloud Integration and Automation

New Hybrid Multi-Cloud Integration and Automation

NIOS 8.6.1 delivers vNIOS for Ansible Collection; vNIOS for Azure Stack; vNIOS 4015 KVM Appliance for Red Hat OpenShift; and vNIOS IPAM for vRO v8.0 upgrades

Improved Experience with DTC Topology for Containers and Hosts, plus GMC Health Status Display

Improved Experience with DTC Topology for Containers and Hosts, plus GMC Health Status Display

NIOS 8.6.1 enables creation of DTC topologies using extensible attributes (EAs) for container and hosts. It also displays GMC health status for better visibility and control

Extended DNS Encryption (DoT and DoH)

Extended DNS Encryption (DoT and DoH)

NIOS 8.5.2 provides reliable, secure DNS encryption between client and recursive resolvers, enabling organizations to control their DNS by hosting their own DoT and DoH resolvers

FIPS 140-2/CC EAL 2 updates

FIPS 140-2/CC EAL 2 updates

NIOS 8.5.2 improves security with updated FIPS 140-2 Level 2 enhancements, including physical tamper evidence and role-based authentication

Added Security Ecosystem Notifications

Added Security Ecosystem Notifications

NIOS 8.6.0 adds more outbound ecosystem notifications for DNS zone, record and unmanaged IP/device deletions for improved awareness of impactful network events

Expanded Hybrid Multi-Cloud Integrations

Expanded Hybrid Multi-Cloud Integrations

NIOS 8.5.3 delivers vNIOS on Azure Managed Disk; vNIOS DNS VM in Red Hat OpenShift; vNIOS IPAM OpenStack Wallaby; vNIOS Terraform AWS support, IPv6, next available network and update capability and vNIOS IPAM vRA/vRO NSX upgrades

Added Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) vNIOS Support

Added Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) vNIOS Support

NIOS 8.5.2 introduces our first-ever OCI integration, which allows customers to deploy vNIOS functionality on OCI, further extending cloud platform services for greater flexibility

Multi-Cloud Upgrades

Multi-Cloud Upgrades

NIOS 8.5.2 provides single NIC and shared VPC on Google Cloud, Cisco ISE v2.6/2.7/3.0 upgrades, expanded discovery on Cisco SDN and SD-WAN, KVM vNIOS for Red Hat OpenShift and VMware vRA/vRO v7.6 updates

Improved DNS CNAME Apex A Resolution

Improved DNS CNAME Apex A Resolution

NIOS 8.6.0 increases DNS resolution by enabling apex A records in complex Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to limit DNS failures and improve reliability

Enhanced DNS scavenging

Enhanced DNS scavenging

NIOS 8.6.0 advances cleanup and removal of outdated DNS resources by adding block-lists and last queried time-stamp records to enhance DNS scavenging

Increased Hybrid HA Flexibility

Increased Hybrid HA Flexibility

NIOS 8.6.0 enables pairing of physical and virtual appliances for hybrid HA, improving reliability, redundancy and customer experience during migration

Engage advanced enterprise security

Enhance network protection and privacy with:

  • Elliptical Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) for DNSSEC and Zone Signing
  • DoT and DoH DNS encryption
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and EAL2 certifications
  • Added security ecosystem notifications

Enable the modern hybrid workplace

Increase multi-cloud and API integration, flexibility and automation with vNIOS enhancements for:

  • Multi-Cloud: AWS, Azure, Azure Stack, GCP, OCI, OpenStack, Red Hat OpenShift and VMware
  • Orchestration: Ansible, Calm, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Terraform and VMware
  • Hypervisors: KVM, Microsoft HyperV, Nutanix AHV and VMware ESXi

Strengthen your DNS, DHCP and IPAM platform

Improve visibility, reliability, performance and control through:

  • API Extended Token Sessions
  • DNS Traffic Control (DTC) Extensible Attribute(EA) Topology Rulesets for Containers and Hosts
  • NameServer Group Lead Secondary Overview
  • DNS scavenging
  • Hybrid HA
  • Value-added services: network and cloud discovery and automation, Microsoft Management, security ecosystem, global load balancing and network change configuration management

Extend service provider capabilities

Add greater privacy, security and control with DoT and DoH and improved proxy functions.

  • IPv6 DHCP filtering
  • DoT and DoH DNS encryption
  • Improved proxy functions

Key
capabilities

DHCP enhancements

NIOS 8.4.8 provides faster, more reliable DHCP failover through database replication. It also delivers DHCP in Pure IPv6 DDNS environments for improved flexibility and performance. NIOS 8.6.0 further offers DHCP address conflict notification for faster conflict resolution, and updated DHCP fingerprinting for improved network device visibility and control

Microsoft® Windows Server 2019 Support Update

NIOS 8.6.0 continues concurrent support for Microsoft Windows 2019 DNS and DHCP servers for enhanced network visibility, data sync and sharing, team collaboration and control

Network Insight device and credential grouping enhancements

NIOS 8.6.0 simplifies workflows and saves time and money by assigning credentials per device group using Infoblox extensible attributes (EAs), improving visibility and simplifying device management

DTC load balancing advancements

NIOS 8.6.0 equips DTC with new consolidated monitor health settings that enable all members to do health checks and share statuses. It also supplies a new LBDN Query Configuration to support full health check updates for greater reliability. Finally, NIOS 8.6.0 offers new source IP hash load balancing to enable persistence during disconnect and reconnect events

Anycast configuration upgrade

NIOS 8.4.8 increases reliability and improves user experience by allowing configuration of anycast and the DNS start/stop/restart sequence to eliminate potential DNS outages, enhance stability and flexibility

BIND stats CLI command

NIOS 8.6.0 offers a new CLI command that collects BIND data to improve data collection for troubleshooting and reduce the mean time to recovery

DNS encryption (DoT and DoH) for service providers

In addition to enterprise DoT and DoH, NIOS 8.5.2 delivers greater service provider workflow simplification and security through ultra-fast encrypted DNS that runs all CSP DNS standard features (e.g., vDCA, ADP, high-speed query logging and subscriber value-added services) from a single “service provider scale” DNS service

Proxy RPZ to configured MSPs

NIOS 8.5.2 delivers faster service provider processing performance by proxying response policy zones (RPZs) to configured MSPs. Infoblox enables URL filtering and DNS pre-filtering to eliminate extraneous traffic for faster performance

vDCA proxy policy enforcement

NIOS 8.5.2 increases security by enabling policy enforcement on virtual DNS Cache Acceleration (vDCA) for dynamic, Portal Content Publishing (PCP), IBM WebSphere Portal Content Publishing (WPCP) and all traffic (Proxy-All)

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