"ApplianSys is the only vendor that takes the time to look at our appliances for us, and it really goes a long way."
Mike Caruso, Orland Park Consolidated High School District 230, USA
"Our bandwidth problems have been practically eliminated. Monitoring & customization is a snap with the web interface."
Desert Academy, Santa Fe, USA
"We rolled out 1200 Chromebooks to classrooms and CACHEBOX means that we haven't needed to increase our bandwidth."
Rodney Leer, Brenham Independent School District, USA
"The price of DNSBOX is great for everything that you get, especially for schools"
Evan Tiberi, Network Manager, Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102, USA
"The CACHEBOX reporting capabilities are really impressive, I now monitor my web traffic on a daily basis"
James Caudell, Blanco Independent School District, USA

Ombudsman judges in favour of DNSBOX

February 07, 2024

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has joined a growing list of UK public sector organisations that have deployed DNSBOX as an on-site DHCP appliance.

In line with the UK government’s “cloud-first” policy, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) migrated its IT infrastructure from physical servers to cloud-based systems.

However, PHSO’s network team recognised that DHCP was one service that had to be left on-premise to support on-site devices and to avoid network security risks. Retaining the existing Windows server as a virtual machine solely for DHCP would be too expensive and time-consuming for the team to maintain.

So PHSO approached Babble, a leading cloud solutions provider and accredited supplier to the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service, to find a dedicated on-premise solution. Babble quickly found that DNSBOX met all of PHSO’s security and reliability requirements.

A pair of redundant DNSBOX200 servers have now been deployed at each of the PHSO offices to deliver DHCP and DNS services, providing high availability. Business Development Director Dave Gravell explains: “DNSBOX met their needs for on-site DHCP in terms of security, reliability, and user-friendliness, all while remaining well within the department’s budget.”

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) is an independent complaint handling service that supports the NHS in England and UK government departments. As part of their new strategy for 2022-25, they are harnessing new technology to provide a more efficient, effective, and inclusive service.