BlueCat acquires Men&Mice to boost its industry-leading DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) platform





Advance from homegrown assets to professional DDI.

Reap the benefits of efficient and reliable IP Address Management.

Scale the homegrown IP address management solutions.

Just as no two networks are the same, not all homegrown IP address management solutions are created equal. Some are straightforward spreadsheet-based creations, others are simple flat file databases, while yet others are highly sophisticated scripted inventions containing complex dependencies and considerable business logic.

In the same vein, a range of different motivations exist for enterprises looking to move from homegrown to commercial solutions. Most commonly, the search is on because network teams want to gain flexibility, speed up workflows through automation or reduce configuration errors through robust role-based access management. Network teams may be battling with an uncompliant inherited legacy database, or be thrown in at the deep end with a rapidly expanding network. Whatever the motivation, there is no reason to exacerbate challenging situations by dismissing a homegrown asset.

There was a huge advantage in finding a solution that complemented the systems we already had in place. It wasn’t an option for us to start over or to select a solution that wasn’t intuitive.

Tom Ferris, Senior IT Officer, International Monetary Fund

Raise your game with DDI integration.

If you’re looking to replace your homegrown solution completely, the Micetro by Men&Mice software solution deploys on top of your existing DNS and DHCP infrastructure, granting you the tools you lack for efficient IP Address Management, such as:

Centralized overview of all network segments, local, distributed, on-premises or in the cloud

Task delegation and fine-grained role-based access management for tightened security

Extensive tracking and automation capabilities

Unrivalled Microsoft Active Directory integration

Real-time synchronization: your network data is always fresh and up to date

Robust API for customization and innovation

Improving IT infrastructure availability while reducing OPEX, freeing up time for IT staff to work on key initiatives

If, however, you’re looking to retain the business logic built into your homegrown solution, but add critical tools and functionality, Micetro's powerful overlay architecture allows for unparalleled flexibility of integration through our API. Instead of turning your network upside down and inside out, Men&Mice DDI lets you transform it gradually and on your own terms, helping you to create the professional IP Address Management environment you want, but with the custom-built logic you need.

Single Pane Glass Network Management

Read why the National Hospital of Iceland migrated from homegrown solutions to Micetro.

Read the case study