Enhance Microsoft

Enhance your Microsoft environment with Enterprise DNS

Stabilize, secure and scale with your Active Directory infrastructure.

All the Active Directory benefits, none of the Microsoft complexity.

Active Directory is an essential element of the Windows server architecture. It provides a centrally managed directory service for distributed computing environments.

However, many IT organizations believe that Active Directory is required to be integrated with Windows DNS server, but that’s not the case. The connection between the two is actually more circumstantial than anything.

Windows Server DNS architectures and capabilities create numerous challenges, including a high risk of human error, replication problems, a lack of effective delegation controls or auditing, maintenance challenges, and overly complex DNS topologies based on Active Directory.

BlueCat delivers higher performance, less complexity, eliminates human errors through robust validation and adds significant technical and security capabilities not found in Microsoft Windows.

Fix your DNS foundation

Interoperate with Active Directory DNS

Interoperate with Active Directory DNS

BlueCat has worked with a number of former Microsoft customers who still use Active Directory. Quite often, BlueCat customers who still use it will implement and forward to BlueCat DNS for domains other than Active Directory.

Replace Microsoft DNS/DHCP

The benefits of BlueCat Enterprise DNS will grow with the business, serving as the central point for administration and enabling orchestration and automation initiatives.

Active Directory and GSS-TSIG

BlueCat supports a wide variety of interoperability scenarios with Active Directory using GSS-TSIG and provides more granular update security policies than Windows Server DNS can support natively. These include update policies that specify which GSS-TSIG attributes to identify update clients, and explicit controls on which record types that client can update.

What people say about us

“We initially chose BlueCat to avoid the ‘worst case,’ a costly DNS or DHCP outage that would cripple our network, delay our production and put our business at risk. BlueCat is also saving us administration time and effort. With our previous Microsoft solution, there was more work for our staff to do each week to administer the DHCP service.”

Markus Vetter System Administrator, Tyrolit

The Cost of Free

Whether it’s Microsoft DNS or BIND, or a combination of both, it’s virtually impossible when your network foundation is decentralized and unadaptable. Learn more about the true cost of “free” DNS in our eBook.