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DNS Security: Enhanced Visibility and Security Controls

Infoblox’s Rodrigues and Chawla on Protecting DNS Domain from Malware Intrusions
From left: Alvin Rodrigues, field chief security officer-Asia-Pacific, Infoblox and Chawla, head of solutions architect for India and SAARC at Infoblox.

As DNS remains a favorite target for attack vectors, organizations need to build unified security by establishing harmonized DNS traffic and communication to prevent data exfiltration, say Alvin Rodrigues and Pankaj Chawla from Infoblox.

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“Using a threat defense platform to build consistent visibility across the environment to create a centralized dashboard for operations and security teams can help convert DNS into the first line of defense,” says Chawla, head of solutions architect for India and SAARC at Infoblox.

"Since DNS is a common denominator across operating environments for attackers, it is important to build unified and centralized security management protocol and harmonize DNS traffic and DNS visibility to manage all devices across on-premises, cloud, remote or at the edge," says Alvin Rodrigues, field chief security officer for the Asia-Pacific region at Infoblox.

In this video interview, as a preview to the upcoming virtual round table discussion, Rodrigues and Chawla discuss:

  • How to streamline DNS load-balancing operations;
  • Eliminating the gaps in building DNS as the first line of defense;
  • Establishing a defense-in-depth strategy to secure the hybrid cloud environment.

Chawla is head of solutions architect for India and SAARC at Infoblox. He leads the team of customer solution architects across the region. With over 17 years of industry experience in cybersecurity, he has helped some of the largest enterprise, telecom, BFSI, and IT/ITES customers on their journey toward digital transformation by utilizing cybersecurity as a critical technology. Chawla has previously worked in leadership positions at Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, and Radware.

As field chief security officer for the Asia-Pacific region at Infoblox, Rodrigues is responsible for aligning Infoblox solutions with the business structure and model for critical accounts. With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, he provides strategic counsel to CIOs and CISOs of large enterprises and government agencies across the region. Before joining Infoblox, he held leadership roles at various global cybersecurity and IT multinational companies, including Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Forcepoint, IBM, and Oracle. Rodrigues has managed cross-functional teams and initiatives across APAC.

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Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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