"DNSBOX already came with IP address management and host name functions – but the flexibility to add extra fields provided us with a free form way of tracking addresses."
Network Manager, Telecoms Equipment Manufacturer
"It's clear to us that the solution we have has been correctly sized. It's perfect."
Richard Thomson, London Business School
"CACHEBOX offered three key criteria in one neat package: enhanced security, increased reliability and ease-of-use"
Mike Bird, IT Director, DHL, UK
"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
"ApplianSys have met all of our requirements as a DNS provider and the platform has provided us with a secure and robust solution"
Karl Jackson, Network Architect, 8el, 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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