eBox platform

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eBox platform project will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network.




eBox platform project will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. Designed with extensibility in mind it offers, among others, these modules: Firewall, Transparent proxy, Traffic shaping, VPN’s, Content filter, NTP Server, Users and groups, Mail server...

Here are some key features of "eBox platform":

Creating network objects allows a high level management of IP address that eases the administration of the firewall and other tools.

Network Configuration
Network interfaces in the machine are configurable through the eBox administration interface. It’s possible to create virtual interfaces, 802.1q-enabled trunk interfaces and also set up the default gateway, static routes and dns servers

It has a secure default configuration and lets the administrator filter packets, do NAT and manage the access to all services provided by other eBox modules.

The administration interface allows the update components of both eBox and the operating system (Debian).

Transparent Proxy and Content Filter
It provides a caching HTTP proxy that speeds up web browsing and lets the administrator choose what contents can be accessed by each user by filtering pages based on content and black lists. It allows custom file extension and MIME filter as well.

This module uses: Squid DansGuardian

Users and Groups
An LDAP servers stores users and group accounts, which are shared by all the modules that need them.
This module uses: Open Ldap
Windows PDC/File Sharing
eBox provides your network with a Primary Domain Controller, allowing your Windows machines to authenticate against it. Your users will be able to use roaming profiles, share directories and so on. If you do not want a full-fledged PDC you can run ebox just as a file server in a Windows network.
This module uses: Samba
Windows Printers Server
It makes it possible to share printers over the network for different users and groups of users.
This module uses: Samba CUPS
eBox will store your mailboxes, filtering non-desired mail and viruses, or simply will act as a mail relay with the mail filter at your choice.
This module uses: Postfix Spamassassin ClamAV
Jabber Server
eBox provides Instant Messaging system for your corporate environment, allowing the connection with the world-wide jabber IM network. Integration with eBox platform let you adjust your needs of Jabber users and administrators
This module uses: Jabber
DHCP Server
A DHCP server is included. Its configuration interface lets the administrator manage IP address ranges, MAC address based IP assignments…
This module uses: ISC DHCP Server
DNS Cache
The DNS cache included accelerates name resolution
This module uses: Bind
Date and Time Server
eBox can act as an NTP server and synchronize its time and date with external NTP servers.
This module uses: NTP
802.1q VLANs
eBox supports the 802.1q protocol supported by most switches, allowing to have network interfaces on several VLANs through one physical network interface.
eBox allows you to make configuration backups and restores of all services supported in eBox. Furthermore, full backup gives you the chance to store all logs, shared data among other things.
Last updated on December 23rd, 2007

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