Secure Remote Access

This edition looks at Netilla's Secure Gateway appliance, NetSupport's DNA 2.0, Microsoft's Exchange Server Best Practices and Cast Iron Systems' Application Router 1000 2.3.5.

October 22, 2004

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NetSupport DNA 2.0

Replete with one-page inventory, distribution, query-based reporting and remote-control functionality, NetSupport's asset-management suite is well-suited for small and midsize businesses. Enhancements include a software distribution "warehouse" to ease network congestion, an application packager utility, hardware and software history, and the option to manually input hardware items. $2,775 for 100 users. NetSupport, (888) 665-0808, (770) 205-4456.

Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer

The Redmond software maker's new diagnostic tool checks Exchange Server configuration settings against a database of best practices. Administrators can request a report detailing critical configuration issues, including potential problems and nondefault product settings. Free download. Microsoft, (800) 426-9400, (425) 882-8080.

Cast Iron Systems Application Router 1000 2.3.5

Cast Iron Systems' upgraded router offers enhanced remote diagnostics and support for processing large data files. Security improvements include HTTPS-based access to router data via Web console, password protection and encryption of all files published to a router, FTP over SSH connectivity, and support for FTP and HTTP proxies. $75,000. Cast Iron Systems, (650) 230-0621.

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