File Transfer Protocol (FTP) makes it possible to move files from one computer to another via the Internet. Although one of the oldest Internet services, FTP has kept pace with the times. Today, many FTP servers include user authentication, file transfer policies, and detailed activity logging.
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Ubiquitous and critical, mail servers move and store email over private networks and across the Internet.
A proxy server in a network architecture is what its name implies: a stand in. A proxy server sits between corporate client machines and the Internet. Sometimes it is a stand-alone product; more often, it is functionality built into other software. A forward proxy stands in the way of the Internet and receives data from client machines bound for the Internet and forwards it on on their behalf. A reverse proxy stands in the way of servers within the corporate network and receives data bound for them, and distributes it on.
At its core, Web servers send static content to a Web browser by loading a file from a disk and sending it across the network to a user's Web browser. Browsers and Web servers communicate with each other using HTTP to mediate the exchange.
Looking for a proven RADIUS server to meet your authentication, authorization and accounting needs for your Windows infrastructure? Consider TekRADIUS, a feature-rich Windows Service available in two flavors that supports multiple protocols.
Linux adoption in the scientific community is very high. For the many organizations that want Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 but don't want to pay for it or wait for the next release of CentOS, Scientific Linux is worth a look.
Although rackmount servers are considered commodity offerings, demand for them continues to rise. The server hardware vendors are happy to oblige, as they attempt to differentiate their wares. The PowerEdge R515 from Dell is a prime example.
The latest version of the popular open source server OS was designed with enterprises in mind. With a strong focus on scalability and flexibility, as well as support for physical and virtual servers and cloud computing, there's something for every organization to get excited about.
For most business, mobile phones are as valuable to the business as computers and land lines. Connect them to your business' existing network services, and they're even more valuable. For SMBs wishing to do this, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is the perfect trifecta of inexpensive, easy and reliable.
Using multiple data center management tools is not only annoying and troublesome, it's also expensive. But, those winds are changing--changing to those of the solar variety.
Full-featured collaboration and messaging is not beyond the reach of small- to medium-sized businesses. Open-Xchange, an open source collaboration server, scales very well into any size organization, thanks to a variety of delivery systems.
Apache Tomcat is open source software that implements Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages, enabling sites to run Java servlets and Java-based dynamic content. Version 7.0.2 is in a mature beta, but is it data center ready?
FreeBSD may not be as popular or as well known as other operating systems, but that doesn't mean it's not reliable or robust enough for most enterprise tasks. See how it fares when taken out for a spin.