"Cybernet Systems Corporation makes the NetMax line of
Linux-based server appliance software. Cybernet has taken Red Hat
Linux and added a friendly buffer between it and the administrator.
The idea is to enable people to use Linux as a firewall, virtual
private network server, file and print server, etc., without having
to deal with the nitty-gritty details of IP chains for firewall
rules, Samba configuration files for file and print sharing, and so
"Cybernet is going to update its product offerings this month,
so I don't want to spend much time on the specifics of what's
available today. But I do want to mention that I really like the
product line. It doesn't quite turn Linux into a line of
consumer-friendly Servers for Dummies products, but it comes close.
For the most part, you simply install a NetMax special-purpose
server and then manage it from a simple Web browser
"From what I hear, Cybernet isn't moving a whole lot of boxes of
software. I'm not surprised, even though on the surface you'd think
Cybernet has everything going for it. The products are positioned
to ride the wave of interest in Linux. Cybernet bases its servers
on Red Hat, the most visible version of Linux. And the price is
right. You pay only a little more than you would for a copy of Red
Hat. I think that's perfectly reasonable, since you get added
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