ClarkConnect 4.0 Community review

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ClarkConnect is a powerful yet easy-to-use software package that transforms off-the-shelf server hardware into a dedicated Internet f

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Developer: Point Clark Networks
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ClarkConnect is a powerful yet easy-to-use software package that transforms off-the-shelf server hardware into a dedicated Internet firewall, gateway or server.

ClarkConnect is a great solution for schools, businesses, organizations, and home offices.

ClarkConnect transforms standard PC hardware into either:

a dedicated firewall/gateway for your network, or
a standalone server on your local network

The award-winning Linux-based solution includes firewall and security tools, along with file, print, web, e-mail, proxy, antivirus, antispam, content filtering, VPN servers and more. A detailed feature list is shown in the sidebar below.

Easy to Install and Manage

The software is easy to install on off-the-shelf hardware ... you can be up and running in minutes.

purchase a CD, or download burn your own
insert the CD into the server system
start the server from the CD
follow the installation wizard

Once you have your ClarkConnect system up and running, you can configure the server/gateway with an easy-to-use web-based administration tool.

Integrated Updates and Managed Services

ClarkConnect includes integrated Gateway Services (GS). to update, manage and monitor your system.

24/7 port and resource monitoring
DNS services, including dynamic DNS
antivirus protection
antispam tools
content filter updates
managed/dynamic VPN
daily security audits
intrusion detection updates
e-mail/MX backup

Different Needs... Different Solutions

We offer three different editions of the ClarkConnect software. Each edition solves different needs.

Professional Edition - Firewall and Gateway

The Professional Edition is a firewall solution that protects your network from the constant hazards lurking on the Internet. The software includes a stateful firewall, antispam protection, antivirus protection, content filtering, managed VPN, intrusion prevention, and more.

Office Edition - All-in-One Gateway/Server

The Office Edition includes not only the core security features found in the Professional Edition, but also server features: file server, print server, web server, advanced mail server, and database server.

Home Edition - Home and Hobbyist Solution

The Home Edition is designed for home use -- we include extras such as MP3 support, online photo albums and computer security model appropriate for a home environment.

Here are some key features of "ClarkConnect":
Managed/Dynamic VPN
1-to-1 NAT support
DMZ support
Stateful Firewall
Intrusion detection
Intrusion prevention
Antivirus (license req.)
SMTP authentication
SMTP gateway
SMTP server
POP and IMAP servers
Banner ad blocking
Web proxy
Content filtering
Bandwidth manager
DSL (including PPPoE)
Cable Modem
802.11b Wireless
Internal DHCP server
Caching DNS server
Hardware and Software RAID
multi-processor support
Web-based configuration
Optional Webmin package
Apache web server
Support for CGI and PHP
Secure/SSL support
FTP server
Windows file server
AppleShare file server
Print server support
Printer sharing
MySQL Database

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