Hello Thaths and Others: Thaths wrote regarding the issue of viruses becoming bandwidth consumers and ultimately undermining the user experience for students, faculty, and others. While I had discussed the technology behind the solution I wrote about, it provides a remotely managed server that is monitored every 15 minutes to ensure it is healthy and all processes are running properly. It backs itself up each night to protect all of the information stored on it (email, student and faculty web pages, and a personal folder for each user to securely save their work). So this is a more robust solution that just a proxy server - as a matter of fact, its built-in internal and external firewalls have even withstood the rigours of student hackers, often the most creative and dangerous!
So, the bottom line is that such solutions are available, affordable, and secure to ensure that resources continue to be available to all authorized users, and the user experience continues to be reliable. In addition, a local Google-like search engine is also built into each CampusAxxess server and can provide users with the ability to search this local repository at network speeds and access Internet web sites that are refreshed nightly to reflect any changes made to the live Internet version. Reliable access to rich content and applications at local area network speeds - sounds easy and it is, but is also the result of a 3 year R&D project that was initially co-funded by the Canadian Government Internet R&D agency (Canarie) and subsequently launched by the developer, Advanced Interactive, for the international marketplace. If you would like more information, please contact me. Regards Bob Robert Miller EVP Global Inc. Direct: (416) 423-9100 Mobile: (416) 464-7525 Fax: (416) 696-9734 Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> History teaches us that people and nations behave wisely, once they have exhausted all other alternatives.... Abba Eban ------------ This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD. http://www.dot-com-alliance.org provides more information. To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd For the GKD database, with past messages: http://www.GKDknowledge.org