Westpac banks on DNSBOX again
ApplianSys announced today that Westpac, Australia’s largest bank, has bought a DNSBOX solution to ensure a redundant and secure DNS service for its new cloud-based environment.
DNSBOX came highly recommended from another division of Westpac that deployed a DNSBOX300/100 solution for a different project in 2008.
To support the launch of a new cloud-based network, Westpac required an ultra-secure and highly robust DNS service. Although evidently investing heavily in virtualisation of servers in general, Westpac network architects decided that in the case of a critical network service like DNS, they required an appliance-based solution. They were clear that the use of dedicated, purpose-built hardware appliances would ensure maximum control and independence from other services. The obvious choice for this was tried and tested DNSBOX.
In order to achieve DNS redundancy and facilitate growth of their cloud service Westpac has deployed 11 DNSBOX appliances: 2 masters and 9 slaves.
DNSBOX Sales Manager Magdalena Jovanovic observes: “Two major concerns for banks such as Westpac are security threats and network downtime. The DNSBOX master-slave setup addresses both these concerns because it delivers maximum security and reliability.”
Westpac Banking Corporation (www.westpac.com.au) was founded in 1817 and was the first bank established in Australia. It is ranked in the top 5 listed companies by market capitalisation on the Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX). The Westpac Group has branches throughout Australia, New Zealand and the near Pacific region and maintains offices worldwide including in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. It employs approximately 38,000 people globally, with assets of $670 billion.