"I haven't had a single issue with DNSBOX. I especially appreciate the security features provided by the role separation of Master and Slave units."
Jojo Dela Plana, SURE South Atlantic Ltd (C&W Diego Garcia), Maldives
"DNSBOX has given us exactly what we expected. It follows the natural work flow with minimum effort to operate day-to-day tasks. The integration of DNS and IPAM means saving time, giving us the ability to delegate DNS administration and reduce dependency on skilled employees. With DNSBOX, administration can easily be passed on through business generations without worrying about maintaining lots of specialist local knowledge and the risk of losing it."
Network Manager, Telecoms Equipment Manufacturer
"With DNSBOX300 we have the first solution we've found which can do everything we need - control, auditing, security..."
Randy Haynes, Senior Network Engineer, EDS, USA
"An added bonus of DNSBOX is having a flat text file run daily – so anyone in the lab can search through the database easily and track things. We can also import CSV files into Namesurfer, to populate our IPAM database - we use this daily."
Network Manager, Telecoms Equipment Manufacturer
"I was the only person who could make changes on our old DNS solution but now customers can manage their own DNS space."
Paul Schuur, Senior Consultant, Qwise BV, Netherlands

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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