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Men & Mice in 20 years

Posted by Dagmar Hilmarsdottir on 3/15/11 7:23 AM

Men & Mice's 20th anniversary celebration is coming to an end.  In the IT industry 20 years is quite a long time.  The company has survived various bubbles along the way and is now stronger than ever.

Men & Mice was originally established in 1990 by Petur Petursson, Jon Georg Adalsteinsson and Kristinn Eiríksson.  Both Petur and Jon are still working in the company, focusing on continuing to strengthen and grow the company.

After having worked on local projects for a few years the company started its journey in DNS and IP Address Management in 1995 by developing the first DNS server for the Mac platform under the brand name QuickDNS. 

For many years QuickDNS was the ”industry standard” for DNS in the Mac world.  This server was used by thousands of users and still today there are a few still using this product.  MacWorld gave this product 4 stars in their review at the time.  For a few years a Japanese version was available of QuickDNS which was an interesting experience.

In 1997 we released a new product called DNS Expert.  The product analyzed and monitored companies DNS health.  In 1998 this product became our first multiplatform product, being available for both Windows and Mac OS.  DNS Expert is still a well known brand name in the DNS world and is still being used to monitor DNS on many networks.  Two years later a new product DNS Expert AD monitor was released and the same year the company also started to offer DNS training classes globally.  Over the years we have trained people in most continents and from many of the leading global companies.   The company is still offering on its mission to increase awareness on DNS by offering global DNS training classes in cooperation with ISC.  DNS Expert AD monitor was also sold OEM and distributed by another vendor.

In 2002 the base for current Men & Mice Suite was created by the release of our DNS management solution.  First management for BIND was introduced and then later for the Microsoft DNS server.  In 2004 basic DHCP and IP address management functionality was added to the solutions creating the foundation of our current main product, the Men & Mice Suite.  In 2006 a new version of fully integrated DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management was released. 

Since then the Men & Mice Suite has been a leading provider of DDI Overlay solutions, continuously adding new functionality in co-operation with our growing customer base.  Over the years we have served many of the fortune 1000 companies and during the last 20 years over 10.000 companies have used our solutions and services. 

Today some of the largest and most prominent global companies are using the Men & Mice Suite to effectively manage their DDI infrastructure.

Now after 20 years there are still exiting times ahead.  New technology challenges like IPv6 and DNSSEC are starting to be a part of DDI Infrastructure.  The new technology, current trends in Cloud as well as increase business process automation will affect they way DNS, DHCP and IP Address management will be handled in the coming years. 


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Men & Mice staff in Prague, celebrating the 20 years of success.

We at Men & Mice will continue to have high focus on customer care. We intend to be the customers First Choice in IP Address Management by combining proven quality products with high level of expertise, enabling customers to effectively manage their DDI Infrastructure. We are looking forward to the next 20 years!

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