SolidShare offers LAN-based firewall protection and the ability to share internet connections.
The built-in firewall is an added advantage as it can prevent resource exposure and defend from an attack. SolidShare supports a wide range of applications such as DNS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, Telnet, SMTP, POP3, NNTP, PPTP, ping, Trace Route, MSN Game Zone, DirectX game, Battle.net, Westwood online, Quake, Half-life, Kali II, Unreal, Real Player, QuickTime, ICQ, Napster, IRC, and more. The support can be expanded by defining new applications.
SolidShare has a powerful and flexible rule-based packet filtering engine that allows you to create rules for various purposes such as permit outbound connection, permit inbound connection (publish your server), deny outbound connection, and deny inbound connection. You can set IP addresses and timing when the rules will be applied.
The software has a detailed event log with the firewall kernel writing events into log files that include firewall start/stop, rule addition/deletion/change, session creation/destroy, NAT mapping creation/destroy, packet pass/drop, etc. A report can be generated from the log files using SolidShare Analyzer, which parses the log files into human-readable texts, tables, and graphs, and this makes it easier to understand what's happening on your network.
SolidShare has a dial-on-demand feature that permits the client computer to initiate an Internet connection by placing an Internet request. The connection will automatically hang up when the idle time reaches a pre-configured maximum value.
The management tool of SolidShare is quite familiar, and it integrates with Microsoft management console, providing a familiar look and feeling. You don't need to spend much time configuring the software as the Quick Configure Wizard makes it possible to set up and run SolidShare in minutes. Remote administration is also supported, which makes it possible to manage the software from any location.
SolidShare acts as a software router, not a proxy server, and that makes deployment much easier. The software only needs to be installed on the computer attached to the modem, and most Internet applications can be used at client computers without any configuration.
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