"The OBI team had never used a solution like DNSBOX before - helpful in increasing stability and manageability of our environment."
John Marcellus, Director of IT Operations, Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), USA
"The biggest benefit is that we can make DNS changes instantly and adhere to the BIND industry standard"
Mike Bird, IT Director, DHL, UK
"I'm very happy with the DNSBOX solution. We use it for internal and external DNS and it is working very well"
Hasan Ghannaj, NOC Department, Applied Technologies, Saudi Arabia
"The DNSBOXes meet all of our expectations. It is very rare when a product actually performs as stated in the marketing literature..."
Randy Haynes, Senior Network Engineer, EDS, USA
"DNSBOX is a well thought-out, scalable and easy to manage solution."
John Calisi, IT Manager of Operations, Tennessee Board of Regents, USA

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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