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USF is investigating new solutions to the functions of DNS, DHCP and IP address management.

We would like something which is highly available, integrates well or can supplement/replace a windows-based DHCP service, has multi-level administration, logging and can provide DNSSEC/IPv6 functionality.

I've been looking at Bluecat Networks, but been repeatedly put off by their pre-sales approach and refusal to discuss pricing for planning.

Any comments/ suggestions regarding your own use of Bluecat Networks, or identification of alternative solutions is appreciated.

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Walter Petruska CISSP, CISA, CGEIT
Information Security Officer
infosec.usfca.edu

University of San Francisco
Lone Mountain North - 2nd Floor
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
ITS Help Desk, Phone: 415-422-6668
Fax: 415-422-6719


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Message from kohster@northwestern.edu

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Thu Mar 08 2012 11:48:30 Central Time, Walter Petruska wrote: > > USF is investigating new solutions to the functions of DNS, DHCP and IP address management. > > We would like something which is highly available, integrates well or can supplement/replace a windows-based DHCP service, has multi-level administration, logging and can provide DNSSEC/IPv6 functionality. We've been long-time customers of Infoblox and have generally been very satisfied with the product. - -- Julian Y. Koh Manager, Network Transport Telecommunications and Network Services Northwestern University PGP Public Key: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.17 (Darwin) Comment: GPGTools - http://gpgtools.org iEYEARECAAYFAk9ZAPEACgkQDlQHnMkeAWNgoQCfayuIAX+sODp6gT19iju07ifn cbQAn0Nlv5QngUECfU9Y6ipL/qJZH/Rb =JZ75 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
On 3/8/2012 11:48 AM, Walter Petruska wrote: > USF is investigating new solutions to the functions of DNS, DHCP and > IP address management. > > We would like something which is highly available, integrates well or > can supplement/replace a windows-based DHCP service, has multi-level > administration, logging and can provide DNSSEC/IPv6 functionality. > > I've been looking at Bluecat Networks, but been repeatedly put off by > their pre-sales approach and refusal to discuss pricing for planning. > > Any comments/ suggestions regarding your own use of Bluecat Networks, > or identification of alternative solutions is appreciated. I like Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) -- Willis Marti Director Networking and Information Security CISO, Texas A&M University
Message from kenf@gwu.edu

Hi Walter,

We use Bluecat today, and are currently in the process of planning a lifecycle replacement that will move us from their older appliance-based environment to a virtualized one.

Feel free to drop me a line, I'll be happy to chat with you about our experiences.

--
Ken Fischer - Manager, Network Operations
Communication Engineering Services
Division of Information Technology       
The George Washington University
kenf@gwu.edu       (202) 994-0378



On Thursday, March 8, 2012, Walter Petruska <wpetruska@usfca.edu> wrote:
> USF is investigating new solutions to the functions of DNS, DHCP and IP address management.
> We would like something which is highly available, integrates well or can supplement/replace a windows-based DHCP service, has multi-level administration, logging and can provide DNSSEC/IPv6 functionality.
> I've been looking at Bluecat Networks, but been repeatedly put off by their pre-sales approach and refusal to discuss pricing for planning.
> Any comments/ suggestions regarding your own use of Bluecat Networks, or identification of alternative solutions is appreciated.
>
> --
> Walter Petruska CISSP, CISA, CGEIT
> Information Security Officer
> infosec.usfca.edu
>
> University of San Francisco
> Lone Mountain North - 2nd Floor
> 2130 Fulton Street
> San Francisco, CA 94117
> ITS Help Desk, Phone: 415-422-6668
> Fax: 415-422-6719
>
>
>

--
--
Ken Fischer - Manager, Network Operations
Communication Engineering Services
Division of Information Technology        
The George Washington University
kenf@gwu.edu       (202) 994-0378
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