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15. Network Servers

15.1 Aventail Internet Policy Manager

Description:

Commerical sOCKS5 server for Linux, easily extensible authentication and encryption modules.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Commercial, free demo availalbe from http://www.aventail.com/download.html

OS provisions:

Linux 2.0, 16 MB of RAM, amdinistration tool requires X11R5 or later. Approximately 14 MB of hard disk space required (less if you have Perl 5.003 and Perl/Tk installed).

Documentation:

English documentation available in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Product support:

90 days free technical support. Yearly maintenance is 20% of initial purchase price. Maintenance includes product upgrades.

Extra features and add-ons:

Various plugins to add functionality at run-time. Authentication and filtering plugins, and encryption/VPN plugins (both domestic and exportable versions).

Available since:

November, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide. VPN products avaiable only in 40 bit encryption strength outside of the USA or Canada due to export restrictions.

Price range:

IPM starting at US$6.495. VPN starting at US$7.995.

Vendor:

Aventail Corporation

117 South Main, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 888 762 5785, +1 206 777 5600

Fax:

+1 206 777 5656

EMail:

info@aventail.com

URL:

http://www.aventail.com

Last modified:

November 4, 1997.

15.2 Aventail MobileVPN and PartnerVPN

Description:

Aventail MobileVPN and Aventail PartnerVPN are client/server software solutions that allow organizations to privately communicate and exchange data over the Internet. By implementing Aventail's Virtual Private Network (VPN) systems, companies can create a secure channel for use by mobile or remote employees, customers, suppliers, or business partners.

Aventail's VPN solutions work with any dial-up or direct network connection to the Internet. Privacy is ensured because the communication channel between the client and server is strongly authenticated and completely encrypted. Aventail MobileVPN and PartnerVPN support all of the popular authentication and encryption methods such as SSL, Kerberos, SecureID, DES, Triple DES, CHAP, RC4, MD4, MD5 and RADIUS. Aventail's solutions also include granular access controls that allow IS managers to specify access based on destination, source, IP address, application/services, and user ID. In addition to these comprehensive security features, Aventail MobileVPN and PartnerVPN include management tools such as protocol/content filtering, reporting, and logging.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

60 day evaluation period; pricing based on server connections and quantity of clients.

Product support:

All products ship with an automatic 90 day warranty and dial-up telephone technical support. To extend your coverage, you may purchase the Annual Support Program. The Support Program is 20% of your total license cost, annually renewable.

Available since:

May, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Starts at US$4,995; Pricing based on connections.

Vendor:

Aventail Corporation

117 South Main Street, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 206 777 5600

Fax:

+1 206 777 5656

EMail:

info@aventail.com

URL:

http://www.aventail.com

Contact:

Deanna Leung

Last modified:

July 13, 1997.

15.3 Critical Angle X.500 Enabler

Description:

The Critical Angle X.500 Enabler allows an LDAP-only directory server to be integrated into an X.500 directory service, such as the PARADISE international white pages directory or an enterprise messaging directory service. It supports all X.500(88) operations, including authentication.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

Licensed per server.

OS provisions:

Reference platform is Red Hat Linux 3 or later for Intel.

Documentation:

English documentation is included.

Product support:

An upgrade subscription is also available.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

A single server license is US$495.

There is also (in 1997) a special version, PARADISE X.500 Enabler, exclusively for universities. This version does not include the support for authentication or modification operations; it is intended only for searching public information. A single server license of PARADISE X.500 Enabler is currently US$95.

Vendor:

Critical Angle Inc.

4815 W. Braker Lane #502-385
Austin TX 78759
U.S.A.

EMail:

info@critical-angle.com

URL:

http://www.critical-angle.com

Contact:

Mark Wahl

Last modified:

August 5, 1997.

15.4 DNEWS News Server

Description:

DNEWS is an advanced, full featured NNTP based news server. It is suitable for ISP's and Corporate Intranets. DNEWS can be used as a replacement for INN or cnews and will generally result in improved performance and much lower administration. Features include: easy installation and management, flexible expire settings, flexible access restrictions, EMail confirmation of posts, XOVER extentions implemented, streaming extentions built in, dynamic sucking feeds option, news to web gateway included.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

Commercial, DNEWS is try before you buy software and can be downloaded from our web site for free trial.

OS provisions:

No special requirements

Documentation:

A user manual is provided in HTML format. Online help included.

Product support:

Supported by Netwin LTD.

Extra features and add-ons:

DNEWSWEB - A news to web gateway. Allows local and Usenet news groups to be added to ordinary HTML pages and allows users to read and post to local and Usenet news groups directly using any web browser.

Available since:

1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$485 (Free registration for schools and universities).

Vendor:

Netwin LTD

P.O Box 27574
MT Roskill
Auckland
New Zealand

Fax:

+64 9 6300 689

EMail:

netwin@netwinsite.com

URL:

http://netwinsite.com

Contact:

Stephen Pugmire

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

15.5 Zeus Web Server

Description:

Scalable web application server for ISP hosting, Ontranets and secure e-Commerce. Full Frontpage support, 128 bit SSL3 world wide, Apache compatibility, web-centric delegatable management interface.

Application development in ISAPI, Java-Servlets and CGI. Distributed server-side Java gives high-performance database connectivity.

Unlimited virtual servers with groupable configuration, real-time statistics, bandwidth throttling and extensive logging.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

One License per machine running the software. Free 30 day evaluations are available from the site.

Documentation:

Online help, available in Germany and Spanish.

Price range:

Academic: 50. Commercial: 999.

Vendor:

Zeus Technology Limited

St Johns Innovation Centre, Cowley Road
Cambridge, CB4 4WS
UK

Phone:

+44 1223 42 17 27

Fax:

+44 1223 42 17 31

EMail:

sales@zeustech.net

URL:

http://www.zeustech.net

Contact:

Bryan Amesbury <bames@zeustech.net>

Last modified:

December 23, 1997.


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