3SP are stopping the software version of SSL-Explorer-Enterprise and are going hardware. We've been using SSL-Explorer with a 2 user license for a few months to trial.
It's gone so well that I contacted them about buying a license so we can have 150 concurrent users for both staff and students. Last time I looked it was extremely cheap and it was a one off cost.
This was also part of our cheap solution to SIMS access from home. SSL-Explorer is so quick and easy to setup for the end user as well.
Its going hardware based... they will continue to patch any issues with the software version up untill your current license expires. So they wont let me buy into it untill late Nov. They are looking into making packages suitable for different sized companies. The smallest setup is looking to cost £1200!!! and even then its not going to have all the features the FREE version we used to get currently has.
How annoying We have only just brought a box for it to sit on as well
Unfortunitely the people behind SSL explorer seem to be the latest case of an open source development that have realised that they have a pretty good almost unique product, and now they are cashing in.
I used the community edition at a previous school which is still in place for remote access, and was considering the enterprise version for my current school as it is so damned easy to setup, and does everything you need from a web based remote access solution, including full VPN access. Shame they've decided to go down this road.
Was just looking at implementing SSL-explorer on our existing clustered firewalls to allow access to our file servers from home and see that the same hardware solution for one box (with 5 year instant replacement) is gonna cost 10,000 euros!
Are there any decent alternatives? We're using a OSX Leopard server as the file server. (don't suggest webdav as it's a waste of time)
we could, but we'd rather use something that's at least being kept up to date with fixes etc.
I'm actually quite pleased we didn't go the route of buying the enterprise edition during the summer (workload meant it was postponsed) as it would have been 'fun' to explain why a system we'd only just rolled out needed replacing with a 10,000 euro hardware version!
i bought the enterprise edition a while ago - i dont know where that leaves us now but its just ridiculous in price the hardware replacement. but kudos to barracuda for seeing the potential lets see how it unfolds now