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Always innovating.

Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on us to increase network portability and adapt to changing network needs. Their requirements and demands continue to push us forward and encourage us to grow and innovate with them.

We equip our customers with the tools to manage their core networking services in a simple and sustainable way. Over time, our customers become our friends.

Leading the world in sustainable networking.

Men&Mice is one of the oldest tech companies in Iceland and a world leader in sustainable network management. We offer a portfolio of products that makes networks more visible, manageable, resilient, and ultimately safer.

Men&Mice was founded in 1990 in Reykjavik, Iceland, to create a management system for schools and fisheries that made administrative tasks simple and transparent.

We released our first Domain Name System (DNS) product in 1996, enabling MacOS users to run DNS on their machines. DNS Expert, our first diagnostic and management software, followed shortly after.

Over 30 years, our technology and reach have evolved. Today, we work with Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals and local governments to make their DNS, DHCP, and IP address management easy.

Our global headquarters is based in Iceland, and we have expanded to open offices in Europe and the United States.

Why we exist

Our mission.

At Men&Mice, we help enterprises stay efficient, connected and secure in an ever–changing world. We do this by developing technologies and innovations that help our customers stay in control of their networks. We make our customers’ lives simple.

What we want to become

Our vision.

Our vision is to be the world leader in sustainable networking. We will accomplish this through relentless innovation, exceeding our customers’ expectations and investing in our people, our products and our services.

Our values.

Our values define what is important to us and how we do business.

Simplicity

We talk with simple, confident authority when we offer advice, and build trust through empathy for our customers’ needs. We always strive to have clarity and purpose in everything we do.

Playfulness

We look beyond technology and focus on making millions of people happy. We consider play to be the highest form of research.

Reliability

We have been trusted by some of the world’s biggest companies for decades. We stand by our customers and our employees.

Our innovation story

We've been in the business of innovating network management for 30 years.

1990

First DNS service in Iceland

Petur Petursson, Jon Georg Adalsteinsson and Kristinn Eiríksson found Men&Mice at the University of Iceland Technology Park. Petur works at the company to this day, focusing on new sales and partnerships.

1995

Quick DNS

The company develops Quick DNS, world’s first DNS Server for Mac. For many years QuickDNS was the ‘industry standard’ for DNS in the Mac world.

1997

DNS Expert Analyzing and Monitoring

DNS Expert Analyzing and Monitoring tool, our first diagnostic and management software, is released. The product analyzed and monitored the health of companies’ DNS.

1998

DNS Expert becomes first multiplatform product

DNS Expert, which was available for both Windows and Mac OS, becomes our first multiplatform product. A well-known brand name in the DNS world, it’s still being used to monitor DNS on many networks.

2000

Global DNS trainings launch

Men&Mice releases DNS Expert AD Monitor Management System for BIND and starts to offer DNS training classes globally.

2001

DNS Health Survey grabs international headlines

As the founder and publisher of the DNS Health Survey, Men&Mice steps into the spotlight with its research and findings cited in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Computerworld, PC World and the FBI’s NIPC report on infrastructure security in the US, to name a few publications.

2001

Men&Mice receives investment

The New Business Venture Fund invests in Men&Mice.

2002

DNS Analyzing launches

Men&Mice unveils DNS Analyzing, a special protocol product, for AD DNS.

2002

Foundation laid for the Men&Mice Suite

The release of our DNS management solution for BIND and the Microsoft DNS server lays the foundation for the Men&Mice Suite (now known as Micetro by Men&Mice).

2004

New basic DHCP and IP address management functionality added

Basic DHCP and IP address management functionality is added to the existing solutions.

2005

DNS Management tool for Microsoft DNS and BIND

Men&Mice produces the DNS Management tool for Microsoft DNS and BIND.

2006

New version of fully integrated DDI released

A new version of fully integrated DNS, DHCP and IP address management is released.

2007

Men&Mice releases a true enterprise IP address management solution for Microsoft Active Directory-based networks

The company begins to offer a true enterprise IP address management solution for Microsoft Active Directory-based networks with Men&Mice Suite* Version 5.5. *Men&Mice Suite is now called Micetro by Men&Mice.

2010

20 years young

Men&Mice celebrates 20 years in business.

2016

New partnership with Microsoft's Azure

Men&Mice partners with Microsoft’s Azure.

2017

xDNS Redundancy Multi-cloud IPAM

Men&Mice begins to provide centralized management of critical DNS services across multiple DNS service provider platforms with xDNS Redundancy Multi-cloud IPAM.

2019

We're recognized as the the only ‘Microsoft-preferred’ DDI solution on the Azure Marketplace.

The Microsoft Partner Award for infrastructure innovation recognizes the Men&Mice Suite as the only ‘Microsoft-preferred’ DDI solution on the Azure Marketplace.

2019

Stefnir buys Men&Mice, while we're reconized as Iceland's 'Most innovative company'

SIA III, a private equity fund operated by the fund management company Stefnir, buys Men&Mice. Creditinfo, the ratings agency, names Men&Mice Iceland’s ‘Most Innovative Company’.

2020

Rebranding complete

Men&Mice completes rebranding and launches its new website. The company’s hero product, the Men&Mice Suite becomes Micetro by Men&Mice.

The only Microsoft-recommended DDI solution for Azure

Since 2019

Microsoft partner

Since 2019

Strongest in Iceland

2016, 2017, 2019, 2020

Most Innovative Company of the Year

2019

Best of VMWorld, Network and Security

2019, 2020

The Men&Mice way.

ceo

We give our customers the right tools to manage their core networking services simply and sustainably. Our customers are our priority, and we walk beside them to give advice, educate, and support.

Magnus E. Bjornsson
CEO, Men&Mice