"DNSBOX can be managed by non-professional technicians. Just teach them a few quick steps then off they go"
Naif Orabi, Network Administrator at TAIF Ministry Of Education, Saudi Arabia
"CACHEBOX offered three key criteria in one neat package: enhanced security, increased reliability and ease-of-use"
Mike Bird, IT Director, DHL, UK
"DNSBOX allowed us to build a best-practice split DNS architecture in an affordable way."
Harmohan Sood, Reach Internet Ltd, UK
"Repetitive tasks that are complex need to be delegated in a secure way; DNSBOX delivers a good return on investment for companies."
Samson Oduor, Access Kenya, Kenya
"DNSBOX is a lot easier to configure, deploy and manage than our previous BIND implementation. Updating the DNS configurations is no longer tedious nor time consuming. DNSBOX has been very reliable and made our life a lot easier."
Jojo Dela Plana, SURE South Atlantic Ltd (C&W Diego Garcia), Maldives

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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