BlueCat acquires Men&Mice to boost its DNS, DHCP and IP address management platform and help organizations improve network resiliency and simplify network management.





The Men&Mice DNS/DHCP appliance

Men&Mice is pleased to announce the release of the Men&Mice DNS/DHCP appliance. This new purpose-built appliance solution is specifically designed to maximize the performance of both hardware and software. Security is built-in from the ground up, with a lean hardened Linux core that prevents both internal and external threats, including Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks.

Managed by the best

This new hardened appliance is centrally-managed through the acclaimed Men&Mice Suite, thus further extending the functionality and usability of the Men&Mice DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management solutions.

The Men&Mice Suite is trusted by some of the world’s most high-profile organizations to manage their vast global networks. Combined with our new appliance product, we offer an unparalleled feature set that empowers administrators to easily manage complex DDI infrastructures from a single centralized user interface.

Unrivaled Flexibility

Together, our appliance and management solutions offer users the flexibility to build and adapt their network infrastructure as suits their business needs. Unlike other DDI solutions, we do not require our customers to replace their current servers, as our management solutions can be deployed as a management layer on top of the existing DNS/DHCP infrastructure. This enables customers to achieve all the benefits of security and high availability, while still being able to tailor the network to their needs.

Where they make sense, appliances can be added gradually and without the risk of network outages when existing servers are at the end of their lifetime or are difficult to maintain.

The Men&Mice Suite management solution supports industry-standard DNS/DHCP services including Microsoft and Linux, as well as DHCP services deployed on Cisco routers and a hybrid mixture thereof.

Simplified Management

Offering secure and reliable DNS/DHCP services that improve the stability of core services while at the same time simplifying the task of managing the fast-growing IP infrastructure has clear customer value. Maintaining the environment running the core DNS/DHCP services can be quite a time consuming and has inherent security risks. By implementing our appliance-based solution, the task of information gathering, patching, and securing is handled by Men&Mice. Updates are then simple to implement through one source, thereby simplifying administration tasks.

The benefits are obvious: maximized ROI, low cost of ownership and dramatically decreased network risk.

Hardware or Virtual

The Men&Mice DNS/DHCP appliance can be deployed as either a hardware appliance or as a virtual appliance, bringing still greater flexibility to the client. Deployments of the Suite can be a mixture of hardware and/or virtual appliances in conjunction with standard Microsoft, Linux and Cisco core services- all without affecting the ability to manage the entire infrastructure from a single user interface.

Great Value Proposition

Offering competitive pricing, world-class 24/7 service, and support along with a strong warranty package, our appliances offer great value and ROI.