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IDC names Infoblox as market-share leader in DDI

Ashish Gupta
Ashish Gupta, Infoblox

Infoblox has announced that it was once again recognised as the market-share leader in enterprise-grade DNS, DHCP, and IP address management—the category known as DDI—in a new report from IDC titled Worldwide DDI Software and Appliance Market Shares, 2015.

The report shows that Infoblox market share in DDI jumped to 49.9 percent in 2015 from 46.7 percent in 2014, and the overall DDI market grew 18.3 percent in the same period to $533 million. No other competitor had a market share greater than 15 percent.

“For many enterprises, the network is the backbone of the business with an always growing number of network endpoints requiring ubiquitous access to myriad applications. A modern, fully integrated DDI solution ensures network availability and fast provisioning for new network services,” says the IDC report. “DDI—shorthand for DNS, DHCP, and IPAM—is a critical networking technology for every IT organisation.”

The report also notes the increasing importance of DDI in securing Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure: “Some DDI vendors have identified the opportunity to extend their offerings in the realm of DNS security to provide a more complete and compelling offering. Integrated DNS firewalls can block devices from accessing malicious domains. Moreover, some DDI solutions can collect valuable data on DNS request patterns, which can be fed into intelligent security management platforms to proactively prevent attacks. As DNS-related attacks are top of mind
for many network security managers, this will be an important selling point for DDI vendors and may attract new buyers to the DDI market that have not been compelled by DDI’s historic value proposition.”

“We are delighted that IDC has confirmed the value of DDI in managing enterprise networks, and the leadership position of Infoblox in the DDI market,” said Ashish Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Infoblox. “IDC also highlights the potential of DDI in securing DNS and delivering actionable network intelligence derived from core network data—both continued priorities for Infoblox and among the key reasons we win in the marketplace.”

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