Network Solutions

Open-source software provides real-world solutions to your real-world needs:

  • End-to-end control over your information system
  • Reduced information system costs.
  • Technical independence from software publishers.
  • Repositioning of integration and interoperability as key concepts of your information system development strategy.
How to do what we do better

It is a real alternative:
  • Licenses – Resolve legal issues
  • Reliability and Performance – Really meets your need even on low cost hardware
  • Long Term Sustainability – Guarantee that the software will be available and maintained in long term
  • Costs – Development and maintenance costs to be shared
Ultimate choice and control over how you acquire and pay for software

Desktops Servers
» Operating Systems » Mail Servers (Inc. Webmail)
» Office packages » Web / Application Servers
» Multimedia Software » Database Servers
» Many more » Web Content Management System
» Internet Proxy Servers (that acts as an intermediary
   between a work station user and the Internet so that an
   enterprise can ensure security and streamline Internet
» File Servers / Version Control System

Little Explained…

Free Operating System and other day to day used applications for your desktop or laptop is not new concept at all. There are many distributions from all around globe with various features; some of them are smoother, more beautiful and faster. New features, fixes and applications are developing at high speed. Anybody is free to download and try; some distributions like Ubuntu sends CDs to your home totally free of charge. Not like a couple of years back, these Operating Systems are very user friendly, very easy to install, multimedia rich and works with many hardware platforms. No hazard of installing drivers for each and every hardware items and no difficulties with plug and play devices. Many application categories are available such as Education, Games, Sound and Video, Graphics, Programming, E-mail and chat, Internet and Office tools. If somebody hesitates to give up windows and try Linux, it is possible to have both as Dual Boot or as virtual PC. You can run some windows applications on Linux too. No license, No cost, No hassle.

Installing a server with open source resources require some kind of Expertise and Experience. There are hundreds of free software available for you to get a single task done. Therefore one should have experience as to what kind of features and options are available with them. Good amount of reading and testing are essential to finalize a server setup. Linux is made with the Unix design philosophy, which dictates that system tools are small and highly specialized. The result is an incredibly powerful and reliable system, limited in capability only by the user's imagination and ability to integrate the Unix utilities. Familiarity with Unix like systems make it more important when we tackle with servers. But don’t feel uneasy and concerned about it, we can help you in this regard.

Mail Servers

We have analyzed many mail servers (called Mail Transfer Agents or MTA’s) and selected only a few of them, for industry deployments. What makes it interesting is, such mail servers are capable of almost all features that a commercial mail server provides. There are webmail systems just like yahoo, with features exceeding your expectations. To name a few noteworthy features of mail servers;
  • Applying policies for Inbound and Outbound e-mails
  • Access control per client/sender/recipient/etc
  • Spam filtering and virus scanning with open source virus guards
  • Content filtering
  • Authentication
  • Limit maximum mail box size, mail size, message count etc based on users or groups
  • Add disclaimers
  • Make distribution lists
  • Virtual Domain support
  • Real time statistics viewer for Inbound, Outbound and Local e-mails with Sender, Recipient details and mail sizes. This Statistics Viewer helps the administrators to analyze the e-mail usage and find out top senders, top recipients and many more details.
Web / Application Servers

The web and application servers we deploy are not second to any commercial products. They are robust, commercial-grade, feature rich and freely-available http servers which are backed by many volunteers located around the world. Open source web servers are in the first place for hosted web sites in the world. We could fulfill every requirement at customer places where such installations are done in par with system auditor recommendations. To name a few features which extend the core functionality;

  • Perl, PHP and jsp support
  • SSL and TLS support
  • URL rewriter
  • Virtual Hosting
  • Reverse Proxy (Open a single server to Internet and provide access to many other Internal servers through that server for better security and to minimize resource utilization)
  • Additional software support for access statistics
  • Authenticated directory access
Database Servers

Open source database servers are available with features just like enterprise level servers. Some of them are world’s most popular because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. They are capable of handling high volumes, business critical systems and running on many platforms. To name a few remarkable features;
  • Enhanced security (rapid fixing of vulnerabilities and free updates)
  • Real time replication (master – slave or master – master)
  • Easy backup and restore methods
  • User friendly admin interfaces
Internet Proxy (web caching) Servers

Free web caching proxy servers support HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. They have extensive access controls and make a great server accelerator. In other words they optimize the data flow between client and server to improve performance and caches frequently-used content to save bandwidth. Some notable features;
  • Ability of integrating other software for web filtering
  • Access control system to streamline Internet usage
  • Authentication (other than many authentication programs, it is possible to authenticate against a Windows Active Directory using an NT authentication method hence give access to users based on existing Active Directory group policies)
  • Numerous reports with the help of some third party software