BlueCat Networks, Inc.

BlueCat Networks, Inc.

March 05, 2007 08:01 ET

BlueCat Networks Releases Adonis 5.0 DNS/DHCP Network Appliances with Integrated Support for IPv6

Unveils New Adonis 1750R Carrier-Class DNS/DHCP Appliance for High-Availability Environments

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 5, 2007) - BlueCat Networks, Inc. today released version 5.0 of its line of Adonis DNS/DHCP network appliances. The new version provides fully integrated support for IPv6, while also offering improved usability and scalability, and a range of significant new security, performance and interoperability features.

BlueCat Networks today also unveiled its new carrier-grade Adonis 1750R DNS and DHCP appliance. Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding networks, the Adonis 1750R is a 1U rack-mountable appliance with built-in hot-swappable power supplies, hot-swappable secured RAID had-drives and offers industry-leading performance. The Adonis 1750R provides advanced levels of service availability for DNS and DHCP whether it is deployed in high-availability environments or as a standalone server.

Like all BlueCat Networks' Adonis appliances, the Adonis 1750R is designed to easily integrate with version 2.0 of the Proteus IP Address Management (IPAM) network appliance, which the company also announced today. Proteus leverages the strengths of the Adonis appliance and works in concert with it to provide global IP inventory management capabilities to large enterprises that are using Adonis appliances.

Adonis v5.0 New Features to Command and Control Enterprise Networks

Adonis enables network administrators to centrally manage multiple DNS and DHCP configurations from a single management console, combining sophisticated software tools and wizards with powerful timesaving features. Based on powerful cross-platform Java™ technology, the Adonis Management Console greatly simplifies the management of mixed mode IPv4 and IPv6 DNS and DHCP services. With Adonis v5.0, administrators can introduce IPv6 and use it for access to new services while retaining IPv4 to access legacy services. This ensures uninterrupted access to IPv4 services, yet allows for a step-by-step introduction to IPv6.

Adonis 5.0 provides best-in-class functionality, offering advanced features like pre-admission network access controls (NAC), disaster recovery views for wide area High Availability, enhanced DHCP vendor profiles, and built-in reporting and audit capabilities. Version 5.0 features have been rolled out across the entire Adonis line, including the Adonis 1750R Carrier-Grade Appliance; 1000 DNS/DHCP Appliance; 500 DHCP Appliance; and, 250 DNS Caching Appliance.

In addition to mixed mode support for IPv4 and IPv6, new and advanced features in version 5.0 include: unified management capabilities for the command and control of all Adonis appliances; high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for uninterrupted network service; pre- and post-connect network admission control (NAC) for defense-in-depth network access control; Microsoft®- certified Active Directory to provide high availability for large AD deployments; a built-in firewall for protection against zero-day exploits; and advanced VoIP functionality, including advanced support for ENUM and NAPTR records.

"If you look under the hood of Adonis 5.0, you'll see that it's got a brand new engine that can speed the deployment of secure, reliable and scalable DNS and DHCP services in either an IPv4 or IPv6 environment, or both," said David Berg, director of product management at BlueCat Networks. "It's what our customers have been telling us they want, and we listened."

Adonis 1750R Features and Benefits

Easily provisioned, simply administered, and highly available, the Adonis 1750R manages both DNS and DHCP as integrated and complementary services using the included Adonis Management Console software. Adonis 1750R enables even novice administrators to quickly integrate complementary DNS and DHCP services into almost any network infrastructure.

In addition to the features included in the v5.0 release, the Adonis 1750R also provides the following advantages over the other Adonis appliances:

- Carrier Class: The Adonis 1750R is built for mission critical networks where down time is simply not an option, and DNS and DHCP services need to be working and readily available, 24/7.

- Redundant Power Supplies: The Adonis 1750R has redundant power supplies which are hot swappable.

- RAID 1: RAID 1 hard drives ensure that the Adonis is always up and always available.

"The Adonis 1750R marks a new chapter for BlueCat Networks," explains Berg. "This carrier class appliance will help data center's achieve the five 9's of reliability that they continually strive for."

Pricing and Availability

Adonis 5.0 DNS/DHCP Network Appliance is immediately available from BlueCat Networks, with prices starting at $2995.00.

About BlueCat Networks

BlueCat Networks, Inc. develops next generation IP Address Management (IPAM), DNS and DHCP Appliances. Simple, secure and affordable network appliances, BlueCat Networks' IPAM and DNS, DHCP solutions secure and simplify mission-critical IP infrastructures to improve reliability and accessibility while providing the lowest TCO.

The BlueCat Networks product portfolio is comprised of the Proteus Enterprise IPAM Appliance™ and Adonis™ family of DNS/DHCP security appliances. Proteus is a next-generation, web-based, IP Address Management solution designed to manage name services, dynamic IP assignment and IP inventory for enterprise, government, and carrier-class customers. The Adonis family of appliances are end-to-end, fast, intelligent, cross-platform, secure DNS and DHCP solutions that combine ease-of-use and low maintenance with scalability.

BlueCat Networks is a profitable network appliance company that supports the needs of government, military, and Fortune 500 organizations worldwide. For additional information, visit or call 866-895-6931.

(c) 2007 BlueCat Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BlueCat Networks, the BlueCat Networks logo, Proteus, the Proteus logo, Adonis and the Adonis logo are trademarks of BlueCat Networks, Inc. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.

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