"The ApplianSys' DNSBOXes have been wonderful. I recommend them to everyone I know that has a DNS server."
Matt Niswonger, Techician at UltraTech Resources, USA
"The management of DNS is very easy via the user friendly GUI. All you need is a basic knowledge of DNS and how it works"
Moataz Sabri, Topnet Internet Services, Saudi Arabia
"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’s in-built monitoring system shows physical device health and gives a clear picture of logical resources utilization."
Samson Oduor, Access Kenya, Kenya
"DNSBOX's web interface is simple and easy to use."
Udhaya Moorthi, Kal Cables Pvt Ltd, India

External DNS without the Worries

Often organisations just want to sort out their external DNS, because either:

  • Their web sites and email depend on it. So their key issue is making the service more secure and reliable than it is now.
  • They currently outsource it – and now they are not happy with that arrangement. But bringing it in-house needs to be easy.

Rock solid

A DNS attack, a failure of your DNS server or a simple configuration mistake can leave your organisation offline. When your web presence is mission-critical, you need to eliminate this risk.

So you need a rock solid external DNS solution:

  • Secure – minimizing the risk of a DNS attack and data loss
  • Robust – protecting your DNS from service failure
    • Highly reliable servers
    • A redundant DNS architecture

And you want to deliver this as easily as possible:

  • Like many, you may have little DNS administration to do – few zones and IP addresses, static data. You want a solution which you can “set-and-forget”.
  • Or you may have lots of ongoing DNS admin – maybe hundreds of websites with frequent DNS changes. So you need easy DNS data editing as well.  If you have a very large amount of data, you may also be interested in IPAM.

If you currently rely on general purpose or virtual servers, maybe using BIND or Windows DNS, DDI appliances will remove the risks from your external DNS. Solutions like DNSBOX, with options focused on DNS management and strong on security, reliability and redundancy – are ideal.

Bring it in-house

If you currently use an outsourced service – maybe an ISP – for your external DNS, typical issues are about control, quality of service and cost:

  • Every time you want to make a change to one of your DNS records you have to wait in line with everyone else
  • Your provider cannot guarantee the performance level you need
  • They cannot guarantee the security level you need
  • You are bound by the rules of your ISP – you cannot customise and extend the service
  • Adding up the costs over time, you realise it is expensive compared with doing it yourself

But if you bring it in-house, it must be easy. You want to keep the learning curve, the workload and the headaches down to a minimum.

DDI appliances will help with this. The most suitable are like DNSBOX:

  • They are rock solid
  • Include options focused purely on DNS
  • Keep it simple so particularly easy to learn and use
  • Cost less, making the economics of bringing it in-house work for you

Next: DNS Caching >

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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