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Infoblox Acquires Ipanto, IP Address Management Innovator

August 28, 2007; 12:55 AM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Infoblox Inc., today announced that it has acquired IpantoTM, a privately held Strasbourg, France-based company that develops enterprise software for highly efficient IP address management (IPAM), especially in Microsoft environments.

This acquisition underscores Infoblox’s aggressive strategy to deliver a portfolio of solutions designed to help enterprises effectively deliver and manage “utility-grade” core network services, such as domain name resolution (DNS), IP address assignment and management (DHCP and IPAM), authentication and authorization (RADIUS), configuration (TFTP/HTTP), and network time (NTP).

Further, the acquisition allows Infoblox to bring immediate value to the significant percentage of enterprise customers currently relying on Microsoft systems (i.e. Microsoft Active Directory servers/Domain Controllers) for their DNS and DHCP services.  These organizations are seeking to bring a robust, affordable, easy-to-deploy IPAM solution into their environments to automate and delegate management tasks, reduce costs and errors, and provide an administrative audit trail for regulatory compliance.

Robert Thomas, Infoblox CEO commented:  “The Ipanto team has created a great product and has garnered an impressive list of global customers.  Adding their innovative technology to the Infoblox portfolio provides enterprise customers with an option that lets them realize greater IPAM efficiency while preserving current investments in Microsoft core network services infrastructure.  This also provides a logical stepping stone towards a next-generation, fully integrated Infoblox infrastructure. ”

Ipanto employees will join Infoblox immediately and plans are in progress to offer the software on Infoblox appliance platforms in October, 2007.  Financial details of the acquisition are not publicly available. 

Ipanto Pioneers Efficient IPAM

Founded in 2004, Ipanto is recognized as an innovator in the development of tools for effective IP address management, especially for Microsoft environments.  In a typical IT environment, IP address management tasks are handled manually via spreadsheets – a daunting task, especially when the number and variety of new devices being added to enterprise networks is taken into consideration.

With Ipanto’s flagship product, Ipanto SuiteTM, the time-consuming processes related to administrating IP addresses are automated, making management tasks easier, faster, more reliable and more accountable.  Further, the Ipanto solution is agentless and does not require any re-work of the existing DNS/DHCP infrastructure.  These attributes make it the perfect complement to Infoblox’s traditional appliance-based offerings, which provide unparalleled reliability, scalability and security for the delivery and management of core network services.

About Infoblox

Infoblox appliances deliver utility-grade core network services, including domain name resolution (DNS), IP address assignment and management (IPAM/DHCP), authentication (RADIUS) and related services.  Infoblox solutions, which provide the essential “glue” between networks and applications, are used by over 1,800 organizations worldwide, including over 90 of the Fortune 500.  The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and operates in more than 30 countries.  For more information, call +1.408.625.4200, email [email protected], or visit

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