"With DNSBOX I can write up simple instructions for a Tech with no DNS/DHCP knowledge and they're able to edit records easily..."
Mehul Dhoraija, Systems Analyst, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
"We've found fewer cases of human error after switching to DNSBOXes, and better tracking of changes..."
Teddie Strother, University of Michigan-Dearbon, USA
"The simple web interface has enabled domain owners to make their own changes, allowing IT staff to focus attention elsewhere"
John Calisi, IT Manager of Operations, Tennessee Board of Regents, USA
"DNSBOX provides a comprehensive DNS manager’s toolkit, with the hardware, software and operating system in an easy-to-install device"
Mike Bird, IT Director, DHL, UK
"The biggest benefit is that we can make DNS changes instantly and adhere to the BIND industry standard"
Mike Bird, IT Director, DHL, UK

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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