"ApplianSys have met all of our requirements as a DNS provider and the platform has provided us with a secure and robust solution"
Karl Jackson, Network Architect, 8el, UK
"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
"I can honestly say that working with ApplianSys technical support is consistently the best experience with any technical support that I have had..."
Matt Niswonger, Techician at UltraTech Resources, USA
"When I'm looking for a solution I want something that makes the job easier, DNSBOX does just that"
Network Manager at ACL Computers, USA
"Now we can offer much greater capacity with our DNS setup and we no longer have to worry about six year old PCs breaking down. "
Jonathan Walsh, IT Manager, Boral, Australia

Hardened Operating System for Security and Reliability

DNSBOX-hardwareDNSBOX’s security hardened Linux based operating system (OS) is a custom-built appliance ‘distribution’, developed by ApplianSys to maximise security and reliability. The OS has been stripped clean and locked down:

  • Programs, services and files found on a standard Linux distribution that are not required for a DDI appliance are removed. This makes DNSBOX more secure and boot significantly faster than a standard Linux server.
  • The appliance is protected by a fully configurable on-box firewall: ports are only opened in the firewall as needed when services are enabled. All other traffic is dropped.
  • DNSBOX uses a read-only compressed file-system. This is best practice for appliances, being extremely solid and reliable. The fact that core operating system files are maintained read-only adds an extra security layer and avoids accidental damage from user errors.

The OS has a small footprint: once booted, it is retained in RAM, making it very fast.

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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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