"The installation went very smoothly and I am a very happy customer. I have already migrated all my records..."
Network Manager, Telehouse International Corporation of Europe Ltd, UK
"We wanted an appliance that was easy to learn and use and that’s what we got with DNSBOX"
Paul Schuur, Senior Consultant – Qwise B.V., Holland
"The intricate nature of our system made it too challenging to support. With DNSBOX this is no longer the case."
Mark Albutt, Technical Manager, Probrand Limited, UK
"Performance is good, support is good and we would recommend ApplianSys and DNSBOX to our own clients."
Paul Schuur, Senior Consultant – Qwise B.V., Holland
"ApplianSys does exactly what it promises... virtually eliminating a major business risk and slashing costs"
Mike Bird, IT Director, DHL, UK

Better Control of Your Microsoft DNS/DHCP Services

If you have an established network with existing Microsoft DNS/ DHCP servers already in place, you may not want to replace them with a full DDI appliance solution:

  • You’ve invested a lot of time developing the systems, which may now include proprietary or in-house developed features, tailored for your use.
  • You may currently not be able to cost justify replacing your existing equipment.
  • You may like important parts of what Microsoft Active Directory gives you.

However, a major shortcoming of relying on Microsoft DNS and DHCP services is that there are no interactive tools available for efficient real-time management of IP space.

You need an IPAM solution that will: 1) automate the day-to-day manual processes, 2) give you full control over the use of your IP space, and 3) synchronise with your live DNS and DHCP data.

Simply purchasing a separate IPAM platform would address the first two requirements, but your entire network infrastructure would remain disjointed. So, you need an IPAM solution with the flexibility to integrate with your existing Microsoft infrastructure, like DNSBOX.

Implementing an IPAM solution on top of your existing Microsoft DNS/DHCP will allow you to:

  • See all changes made in MS AD DNS
  • Make static DNS entries to AD Zones
  • Configure and manage MS DHCP servers

At the same time, your DNS/DHCP setup will remain unchanged, so you won’t end up paying to replace anything you don’t need to.

If your networks are mixed – with both Microsoft and non-Microsoft areas (“*nix”), integrated DDI allows you to obtain a single view of your networks, while allowing the different parts to be managed to fit different needs.

And if, in future, you decide that you have the scope to extend the IPAM solution to include DNS/DHCP services, a flexible DDI appliance will make it easy for you to do so.

Next: External DNS Only >

Because DNSBOX is versatile and scalable, our customers around the world come in all shapes and sizes. ISPs, enterprises, government agencies and even internet registers simplify, control and protect their DDI services with DNSBOX.

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