MìLogic, Inc. is a startup managed security services firm marketing to the Mid-Atlantic region. The company's mission is to provide centrally managed communication solutions that deliver secure and cost-effective Internet connectivity to small and midsize enterprises, especially those with multiple office sites or telecommuters.
To develop its services platform, MìLogic needed to identify security software that was platform agnostic and that could be customized to suit its clients' varied requirements.
Businesses utilizing a broadband Internet connection must have a firewall and virtual private network (VPN), which is a necessity both for preventing Denial of Service or other intrusive attacks and for safeguarding confidential information. Companies such as MìLogic provide a valuable service to firms without an IT manager, or to businesses that have limited IT resources.
Dennis Zeigler, MìLogic's chief engineer, recalled that the company initially tested seven Linux-based firewall/VPN products before selecting the NetMAX VPN Server Suite 3.2. MiLogic solutions are based on carrier independent and standards-based products. NetMAX adheres most closely to the standard Linux distribution, making it easier for the company to add the custom applications it wanted for its customers.
MìLogic volunteered their years of experience in testing telecommunication management solutions to serve as a beta tester for the NetMAX VPN Server Suite 4.0, which featured a faster, more efficient and more secure network stack resulting from a move to the Linux 2.4 kernel series. The addition of stateful inspection allowed for much simpler and secure firewall configurations. As a result, NetMAX then also fulfilled the needs of a broader customer base, including users of Windows 2000, Macintosh AppleShare and Linux clients.