Infoblox – Profile
HQ: Sunnyvale, CA
Management: CEO is Robert Thomas. He was president and CEO of NetScreen Technologies, where he grew the company from 31 employees to 950 employees and led its public offering and eventual acquisition by Juniper Networks. Before NetScreen, Thomas held positions at Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu, and ICL.
Investors: Recent round of $30 million from Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers.
Business Model: Network identity devices that resolve growing domain name resolution issues, IP address assignment, authentication, authorization and accounting, and user and device policy delivery.
Competitors: Nominum, MetaInfo
Dirt: Companies with expertise in resolving domain issues are hot right now, particularly as the uses of IP-based networks – like voice over IP – increase.