Citing the high cost of traditional DNS appliances, IT development company Advanced Web has announced the availability of their new DNS architecture which will provide a considerably less expensive alternative for smaller web hosting companies or those on a tight budget. Where appliances can cost anywhere from $20,000-$50,000 just for basic deployment, Advanced Web’s platform can offer the same stable and secure DNS environment for less money.
“Our solution is perfect for companies that have aging or unsecure DNS environments and need to fix their mission-critical infrastructure quickly and without sacrificing stability, security, or performance,” said Advanced Web engineer Brad Caricofe. “Our server implementations are secure, high-performance foundations for our DNS operations and management software, and they can be hosted at your site or ours.”
Some of the better features of the new platform include client and staff management via a web-based panel, IPv6 and DNSSEC support, compliance with DNS best practices standards, and 24-hour monitoring. The platform is currently built for the Linux and BIND architectures and can be used in either a virtual or dedicated environment is. Advanced Web hosts the platform on customized Cent OS and Red Hat servers.
Furthermore, customers with specialized needs don’t have to worry about losing their functionality by switching over to Advanced Web. The staff of engineers at Advanced Web can customize the platform and add many of the enhancements needed by today’s web hosting companies. They shouldn’t have any trouble getting the platform up and running according to each customer’s specific requirements, as evidenced by Caricofe’s recently completed project overhauling the DNS for a major media company including 10,000 zones, eight television stations, and the newspaper.