"We're getting 40% BHR with CACHEBOX, so we are very happy! One of the best things about CACHEBOX is the ease of management."
Helenio Sartori, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Switzerland
"We have seen the value of caching for ourselves and it is clear that even though we have plenty of bandwidth, CACHEBOX helps deliver great savings and a high performance network."
Helenio Sartori, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Switzerland
"I benefit greatly on dispersing Windows updates, Apple Updates, and widely used YouTube content."
Brian Bridges, Darby School District, USA
"We rolled out 1200 Chromebooks to classrooms and CACHEBOX means that we haven'd needed to increase our bandwidth."
Rodney Leer, Brenham Independent School District, USA
"Latency on the best VSAT is 600ms, which made Google DNS a bad choice. DNSBOX has made our internet service as fast as it can be."
Mohammed Nori, MSTT, Libya

UCG upgrades DNS solution

September 10, 2013

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that online publisher UCG has upgraded its DNSBOX solution to benefit from improved alerting and prepare for a future IPv6 requirement.

UCG uses multiple domains to promote each of its online publications, so reliable DNS service is business critical. In 2008, the company deployed a DNSBOX300/100solution for easy, reliable DNS management.

With its DNSBOX hardware refresh due in 2013, UCG revisited its DNS requirements and decided to add redundancy by deploying an additional DNSBOX master at a remote disaster recovery site. Now, if the active DNSBOX master at HQ is offline, downtime is avoided by automatically switching to the failover unit which contains up-to-date copies of UCG’s DNS configuration and records.

Since the DNSBOX failover unit is situated off-site, UCG wanted comprehensive email, SMS and SNMP alerting for remote monitoring. The company also wanted to future proof its network to effectively handle IPv6. Having evaluated DNSBOX400/200, UCG recognised that both of these requirements were well addressed and decided to upgrade.

“The additional complexities of IPv6 addresses make automated address management essential and DNSBOX400‘s IPAM functionality gives UCG the tools they will need,” comments Magdalena Jovanovic, Head of DNSBOX Sales. “DNSBOX400also provides the advanced alerting features that UCG required. If a unit becomes unavailable DNSBOX400 will immediately send email, SMS or SNMP alerts to UCG’s Network Managers.”

About UCG
UCG is a portfolio of highly-focused business and professional publishing companies that provide guidance, information, analysis, data and solutions to over two million clients worldwide. It distributes more than 80 subscription-supported newsletters, guidebooks and other titles, as well as delivering multi-million dollar subscription databases that serve the mortgage banking, energy and telecommunications markets.