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NetworkWorld: Build your own Linux-based VPN appliance

Feb 17, 2001, 13:07 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"The NetMAX VPN Server Suite is intended to be installed as a stand-alone VPN server to provide offices or individual users with a secure network connection. It provides the software necessary to make a standard Intel-based machine into a single-task security appliance for a network edge, similar to pre-installed appliances sold by Cobalt Networks (now owned by Sun) and Network Appliance."

"NetMAX VPN Sever includes the VPN server software, as well as router, firewall and proxy/cache server packages. All the packages are preconfigured and integrated into NetMAX's modified version of Red Hat Linux 6.2. A GUI-based installation program and a Web browser management console are intended to make the set-up and maintenance of the VPN server simple for users who are not experts in Unix or Linux. The company recommends that the NetMAX server run as a dedicated VPN device, and used additionally as a file, print or Web server."

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