Men & Mice Suite

Accurate rights assignment, auditing and reporting for your existing DNS and DHCP infrastructure

The Men & Mice Suite provides a unified, scalable management layer with comprehensive features for optimising the management of your existing DNS and DHCP servers. Complexity and administrative outlay are reduced, operating safety is increased, and important auditing and reporting features are made available without you having to turn your existing DNS and DHCP infrastructure upside down.

Non-invasive solution

One particular advantage of the Men & Mice solution over other IPAM systems is that you hardly need to intervene in your existing DNS and DHCP infrastructure. This makes it particularly attractive in Active Directory environments, where you benefit from targeted rights assignment, a global overview of the IP address space, and auditing and reporting functions, without having to install additional software on each DNS server.
Even if the Men & Mice Suite fails, DNS and DHCP services simply continue to run on account of the non-invasive design.

Minimal migration work

The Men & Mice Suite is easy to implement step by step, without having to migrate large amounts of data or interrupt DNS and DHCP services. Because of its modular structure, businesses can decide for themselves the order in which to put components into operation, and at which locations.

Clear, integrated view of existing data

The Men & Mice Suite effectively provides a standardised, cross-location view of DNS and DHCP data as well as individual subnets and IP addresses. Instead of working with different user interfaces on separate servers, your administrators are given a clear overview of the entire IP address infrastructure.

Simple delegation of rights

Administrators with global responsibility can grant subordinate administrators and help desk staff finely granulated access rights to areas such as individual domains, subnets and IP addresses. This means that day-to-day business can be handled professionally by local staff at different locations via an easy-to-use Web interface, in which each user has exactly the rights he or she needs to complete tasks. At the same time, every single change is subjected to comprehensive error and consistency checks to limit the risk of misconfiguration.

Key features

 

 

Key features

  • Simple wizard installation.
  • A powerful GUI that provides a management layer above your existing DNS and DHCP servers, allowing you to manage environments with many thousands of IP addresses effectively.
  • Full integration with Microsoft Active Directory, in terms of both user authentication and support for AD-integrated DNS zones.
  • Integrating DNS, DHCP and IP address management. The documentation of your IP addresses always matches your DNS and DHCP configuration. The IP Address Management Module uses DNS and DHCP data to keep track of which IP addresses are in use at any given time.
  • Role-based access control. You can define different roles for access. For example: grant users access to specific DNS zones, DHCP ranges and particular IP addresses, and do so independently of particular DNS and DHCP servers.
  • Customisable web interface. Provide your local administrators and help desk staff with a self-service interface customised to your organisation’s needs and policies.
  • Expandable database. Dedicated additional fields can be flexibly defined for the different types of objects.
  • Reporting tool. Comprehensive reporting features allow you to keep track of your IP address ranges. One of the things you can see is how heavily occupied your DHCP ranges are.
  • Quick filter. Efficient search and filtering – search as you enter a search string.
  • Audit log. Keep an eye on changes. You can see who made which modifications, when, and why.

Founded in 1990, the Icelandic company Men & Mice specialises in software solutions in the fields of DNS, DHCP and IP address management. Its focus is on providing the best possible support for Microsoft DNS and DHCP server environments, and automated interfaces to the cloud.