SANTA CLARA, CA -- May 13, 2002 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. is making the delivery of network applications simpler and more affordable than ever with the introduction of the Sun Cobalt RaQ(tm) 550 server appliance.
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The Strongbolt2 ROM
With the arrival of Strongbolt2, we have a new ROM for Cobalt servers.
The new ROM is based on the source from sourceforge.net, but modified to include a 2.6 kernel. The reason for this is to facillitate booting from USB and support for extra hardware.
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Strongbolt 2 upgrade released
A new year sees a completely new release of Strongbolt.
The Strongbolt2 upgrade is an easy process that just involves installing a couple of packages through the package management interface (bluelinq).
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Support from OS Office is nothing short of amazing.
Finding companies that stand behind their products these days can be challenging, but the staff at OS Office proves they still exist.
I continue to be stunned by their response times and outstanding service.
Jim Murray
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Firebolt RaQ security appliance and firewall

Firebolt RaQ security appliance and firewall

With 2 drives configured for RAID1, the appliance has a level of resilience to prevent loss of services. 

The features include:

  • Easy to configure graphical user interface
  • Configurable through a web browser
  • LCD control panel for network configuration
  • Advanced Firewall management
  • NAT address translation and port forwarding
  • Squid web proxy server with web filterin
  • Snort intrusion detection and prevention
  • In depth web activity reporting tools
  • VPN / Virtual Private Networks capable
  • FTP server

At the network level, the firewall restricts access to your systems and provides advanced features, including DMZ, 1-to-1 NAT and Port Forwarding.

At the protocol level, the Peer-to-Peer detection system lets you manage peer-to-peer file sharing usage.At the application level, the Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention systems provide another layer of defense against threats to your network.