ClearOS, Distribution Timeline and Software. We are old friends to open source. At
ClearFoundation, our team has been together for nearly 10 years with over 118,000 registered systems in the field. ClearOS is based upon RedHat / CentOS Linux and has been developed over time by diligent developers with tons of customer feedback.
In 2005, we incorporated several elements of CentOS to the benefit of the solution. We are excited about what the future will bring with new resources, developers, and partners in the future!
ClearOS (formerly named ClarkConnect) is a Linux distribution, based on CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, designed for use in small and medium enterprises as a network gateway and network server with a web-based administration interface. It is designed to be an alternative to Windows Small Business Server.ClearOS succeeds ClarkConnect.
The software will be built by ClearFoundation, and support services can be purchased from ClearCenter. ClearOS 5.1 removes previous limitations to mail, DMZ, and MultiWAN functions.
Starting with the ClearOS 6 release: The distribution will be a full-featured operating system for servers and workstations built from source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Features include: Stateful firewall (iptables), networking and security
Intrusion detection and prevention system (SNORT)
Virtual private networking (PPTP, IPSec, OpenVPN)
Web proxy, with content filtering and antivirus (Squid, DansGuardian)
E-mail services (Webmail, Postfix, SMTP, POP3/s, IMAP/s)
Database and web server (easy to deploy LAMP stack)
File and print services (Samba and CUPS)
Flexshares (unified multi-protocol storage which currently employs CIFS, HTTP/S, FTP/S, and SMTP)
MultiWAN (Internet fault tolerant design)
Built-in reports for system statistics and services (MRTG and others)
Servers are for demonstration and short term evaluation use. Restrictions to use apply. Servers are for an international audience and may appear in different languages. To change the languages please visit the language page of demo1 and demo2. Servers reset at the bottom and top of each hour respectively.
Description: ClearOS is an integrated software distribution that includes everything for a small IT environment from easy to understand file storage to cloud-based services with an intuitive management console. With over 119,800 deployments in 122 countries and 21 languages, ClearOS is a proven, secure, and cost-effective IT delivery platform for anyone looking to develop, deploy or deliver managed IT services like the growing list of ClearCenter Partners across the globe.
Features & Benefits: ClearOS is a network and gateway server Linux distribution. Updates and new modules can be obtained through ClearSDN. With over then 118,000 registered deployments around the globe, ClearOS has been proven to be a secure and robust gateway on the network edge. ClearOS can operate on standard x86 hardware, turning standard hardware into a powerful appliance for control of network servers and network gateway.
ClearOS is an aggregation of the leading open source network and gateway applications and content to manage your IT needs.
ClearOS is the next evolution in IT for small business and distributed environments because it takes advantage of open source reliability while using the latest updates from commercial content sources. ClearOS is a perfect fit for businesses looking for real value within a cost effective structure.
One advantage of the ClearOS open source architecture is the flexibility to deploy the appropriate elements for a given environment. If you are only looking for a reliable content filtering solution, you can provision just that function and ignore the rest. You can pick and choose the elements you need to deploy, know you have access to more functions as needed.
ClearOS Robust Feature Set Includes: Intrusion Detection: Detect and notify security breaches on your network from inside and out
Firewall: Advanced control over network access
Content Filtering: Ability to control access to inappropriate and dangerous content
Antispam: Detect:, reduce and control the volume of unsolicited email
Antivirus: Detect and quarantine malware and malicious content with email, web traffic
Wireless Support: Manage wireless access to your network
File Server: Central storage for all of your valuable documents
Print Server: Advanced network printing for all major brands of printers
MultiWAN: Connect and load balance multiple Internet connections
Web Server: Maintain your own local web site for Internet
ClearOS Enterprise is a server, network, and gateway platform designed for small businesses and distributed enterprise environments. ClearOS Enterprise is based upon ClearOS Core which is a rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The distribution is flexible and includes an extensive list of features and integrated services which can be configured through a web-based interface. Some of the tools found in ClearOS Enterprise include anti-virus, anti-spam, VPN, content filtering, bandwidth manager, file services, SMTP services, print services, SSL certification, and web services. ClearOS includes a marketplace which simplifies the installation of software including 3rd party modules. The distribution is provided as a free download, inclusive of basic OS updates with free registration.
New features in VMware vSphere 5.5 (2058665)
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VMware vSphere® 5.5 Release Notes Updated on: 14 OCT 2013
VMware vSphere 5.5 introduces many new features and enhancements to further extend the core capabilities in the vSphere platform.
This article provides a summary list of new features and capabilities in vSphere 5.5, including vSphere ESXi Hypervisor, VMware vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA), virtual machines, VMware vCenter Server, storage networking, and vSphere Big Data Exten [read] Keywords: notes
Microsoft Exchange 2013 SCL level configuration
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This was simple in Exchange 2013, now its a pain. SCL stands for Spam Confidence Level, with 9 being no doubt 100% a spammy email and 0 being 100% a valid email.
We have 4 SCL commands;
SCL delete threshold – we specify when we delete an email.
SCL reject threshold - we specify when we reject an email into the organization.
SCL quarantine threshold – we specify when we quarantine an email for inspection by an admin.
SCL Junk Emai [read] Keywords: admin
Firewall Sophos UTM 9.104017 Up2Date
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Fixed: DNS server remote DoS vulnerability (CVE-2013-4854)
Fixed: Several issues with RED and Wifi stability
Fixed: Several issues with Web Protection reporting
Fixed: Several issues with IPv6 Prefix Delegation
Fixed: Missing entries in the Japanese Localization
Added: Button to reset UTM ID to be able to use Endpoint Protection on cloned machines
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