Vista Equity Partners is acquiring Infoblox Inc. (NYSE: BLOX), a network services provider, for nearly $1.6 billion.

Infoblox, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers network services that protect domain name system (DNS) infrastructures, automate cloud computing deployments, and reduce the risk of malware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The company operates in more than 25 countries. Infoblox boasts many Fortune 500 customers, including: Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE), Barclays plc (NYSE: BCS), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Deloitte Consulting LLP, Dow Jones & Co., Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and McDonald’s Co. (NYSE: MCD). 

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