WebSTAR Server Suite Recruited by US Army for Greater Web Security; Response to Hacker on NT System Prompts Rapid Conversion Based on W3C Security Analysis.BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 1999--
StarNine Technologies, Inc. today announced the U.S. Army's main Web site, http://www.army.mil/, is now being served by StarNine's WebSTAR Server Suite(TM) software on the Mac OS(R).
The Army site had previously been served from a Windows(R) NT-based server when it was hacked in late June by a 19-year old Wisconsin man who was thoroughly investigated by the Army's Criminal Investigation Command Noun 1. Criminal Investigation Command - the United States Army's principal law enforcement agency responsible for the conduct of criminal investigations for all levels of the Army anywhere in the world
U.S. and arrested on August 30 for malicious altering. After careful evaluation of WebSTAR on the Mac OS and review of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C (World Wide Web Consortium, www.w3.org) An international industry consortium founded in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee to develop standards for the Web. It is hosted in the U.S. by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT (www.csail.mit.edu/index.php). ) favorable reports on WebSTAR's security, the switch to WebSTAR on the Mac OS has been completed. The W3C's general security analysis can be found at http://www.w3.org/Security/faq/wwwsf1.html.
"WebSTAR has long been known as the easiest Web server to administrate ad·min·is·trate
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[-trating, -trated , but it's also the most secure Web server (1) A server on the Web that supports one or more of the major security protocols such as SSL, SHTTP and PCT. This means that order form data from your browser is encrypted before being sent (uploaded) to the Web site, making it extremely difficult for a third party to decipher anywhere," said Scott Steward, president of StarNine Technologies. "Besides the Army, the State Department is also using WebSTAR for it's main site, and there are lots of WebSTAR servers running at government and military departments. It's the best choice for anyone who wants security, performance and economy in a server that is easy to use and well-supported."
"Properly securing a Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. server is non-trivial," explained Eric Zelenka Eric Zelenka is a senior worldwide product marketing manager at Apple Inc.. Works and Experience
Zelenka has more than a dozen years of experience in product marketing, management and software development. , product manager for WebSTAR. "It's a process that requires the disabling of remote login (networking) remote login - A client-server program and protocol that provides an interactivel command line interface to a remote computer, using a protocol over a computer network, simulating a locally attached terminal. support and the regular, ongoing application of security patches as they are released from Microsoft. In contrast, WebSTAR running on the Mac OS, is inherently secure and ships that way out of the box."
"The Army uses different products, on different platforms, depending on the requisite business functions and processes," explained Stephen Bates Bates , Katherine Lee 1859-1929.
American educator and writer best known for her poem "America the Beautiful," written in 1893 and revised in 1904 and 1911. , webmaster for the US Army. "What we didn't need was a Rube Goldberg solution. For the Army public Web site (http://www.army.mil), WebSTAR running on the Mac platform was the right solution, at the right time, and for the right reasons."
Overview of WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0
Designed for ease of use, WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 features high performance Web, FTP FTP
in full file transfer protocol
Internet protocol that allows a computer to send files to or receive files from another computer. Like many Internet resources, FTP works by means of a client-server architecture; the user runs client software to connect to , Mail and Proxy servers integrated in one application with secure IP-based remote administration. The WebSTAR Web server features Virtual Host support for serving of multiple Web sites, integrated SSLv2 and SSLv3 support for encrypted and authenticated e-commerce transactions, Server-Side-Includes for dynamic content, Lasso-based FileMaker Pro and ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network. data source publishing, and support for Plug-Ins, CGIs, Java Servlets and WebObjects.
WebSTAR FTP provides easy-to-use file sharing Copying files from one computer to another. See peer-to-peer network, file sharing protocol and file and printer sharing. and content management capabilities, user-level access controls, support for MacBinary II and III, limiting of folder content sizes on a per user-basis, resuming of FTP file transfers, "log-on," "log-out," and folder messages.
The WebSTAR Mail server is a powerful, complete SMTP/POP/IMAP email server, with LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) A protocol used to access a directory listing. LDAP support is implemented in Web browsers and e-mail programs, which can query an LDAP-compliant directory. for shared local directories, plus support for multiple domain and user accounts, remote Web-based email access, advanced relay blocking and allow/deny security, server-based email storage and remote content synchronization.
The WebSTAR Proxy server increases network security and accelerates Internet access by locally caching frequently visited sites, thus also reducing network bandwidth demands. In addition, WebSTAR Proxy supports upstream Proxy servers and has a security architecture for controlling access to and from specific hosts and Web sites.
Pricing and Availability
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 is available for $599 directly from StarNine Sales at 800/525-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Upgrades from version 2.x are $299 and upgrades from version 3.x just $199. Education institutions are eligible for a 20% discount. Further information is available from the StarNine Web site at http://www.starnine.com/, by calling 800/525-2580, or by sending email to email@example.com.
Located in Berkeley, StarNine is a leader in the development of Internet server software, content creation tools and email connectivity products. Awarded numerous honors for its WebSTAR Web server software, StarNine also publishes ListSTAR list server software, StarNine Mail and MailLink Internet email gateways.
StarNine's new WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 is a complete business infrastructure in one easy to use application. StarNine Technologies, Inc. is a privately held corporation Noun 1. privately held corporation - a corporation owned by a few people; shares have no public market
close corporation, closed corporation, private corporation , wholly owned by Platinum Equity Holdings (www.peh.com). Further information on StarNine may be obtained by calling 800/525-2580, accessing StarNine's Web site at www.starnine.com, or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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