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To enable and configure Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection on supported Infoblox appliances, complete the following:

  1. Obtain valid Threat Protection, Threat Protection (Software add-on) and Threat Protection Update licenses from Infoblox and install them on the Infoblox Advance Appliances. For information about license requirements, see Supported Threat Protection Appliances and Licensing Requirements.
  2. Optionally, you can set up an HA pair using the same appliance models for both the active and passive nodes. For information about HA pairs, see About HA Pairs. Note that you cannot configure Advance Appliances as an HA Grid Master or HA Grid Master candidate.
  3. Enable threat protection service, as described in Starting and Stopping Threat Protection Service. For an HA pair, enable the service on both the active and passive nodes.
  4. Configure threat protection rule settings for the Grid, including automatic or manual rule updates, as described in Configuring Grid Security Properties. If your network configuration requires rule updates to go through a proxy server, you can configure the appliance to use a proxy server to send rule updates. For more information, see Configuring Proxy Servers. You can also delegate ruleset updates to specific Grid members and change the default interface to an alternate interface, as described in Configuring Members and Interfaces for Automatic Updates. Define threat protection profiles for the Grid or specific members, as described in Configuring Threat Protection Profiles.
  5. Optionally, you can do the following:

After you have successfully set up Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, you can do the following:

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