Infoblox is a technology company in Californias Silicon Valley. It was founded in 1999 in Chicago, Illinois, by Stuart Bailey, who was at the time a technical lead for the Laboratory for Advanced Computing/National Center for Data Mining at the University of Illinois. Within the general field of IT management tools, the company focuses on software and hardware for managing Internet addresses and identifying devices connected to networks—specifically solutions for Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management. The company moved to Santa Clara, California, in 2003 to take advantage of the large pool of technical talent there. In 2010, Infoblox acquired network automation vendor Netcordia to complement its core network services products with technologies for network task automation. Later in the same year, the company followed up by integrating Infoblox IP address management (IPAM) technology with Netcordias network configuration and change management (NCCM) technologies. As virtualization and cloud computing became increasingly prevalent in enterprise IT, the automation capabilities of the Netcordia solution gave Infoblox a role to play in reducing the time and effort involved in configuring networks to support complex and frequently changing distributed virtual infrastructures. The company has since added DNS security products to its line, and it also supplies hardware appliances to host its software. In addition to its commercial research and development, Infoblox has stayed active in the IT community at large with memberships in industry standards bodies, commercial and government certifications, and independent research such as the network complexity index developed by CTO Stuart Bailey and Professor Robert Grossman at the University of Chicago, and made generally available as open-source software. Two factors have contributed to Infoblox’s position in the overall market for IT management tools: Network management has become increasingly crucial, and there has been a sharp rise in hacking, especially attacks that exploit DNS servers, such as DNS spoofing and distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. In 2012, 7.8 million new malware threats emerged. Mobile threats grew by 1,000 percent, and 865 successful breaches compromised 174 million records. DNS servers in particular are vulnerable to hacking attacks, and often used in destructive attacks such as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) attack that hit The New York Times and Twitter in 2013. The applicability of its products in addressing these trends has given Infoblox a market that spans vertical industries. As of December 2013, it had more than 6,000 customers, which included government organizations as well as businesses.
Highest paying job titles at Infoblox include Big Data Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, and Senior Data Engineer