Vicomsoft’s Internet Gateway for Mac OS X, a network access management tool, has been updated to version 8.0.2.
Internet Gateway is designed for modularity and expandability for a range of applications. A suite of applications designed to provide homes, small offices, businesses and schools with the ability to safely share Internet connections, it lets users connect all their networked computers to the Internet through one secure account.
The Mac OS X version incorporates all of the features of the “traditional” Internet Gateway, while taking full advantage of the high performance and improved user interface available to native applications under Apple’s new operating system, according to Vicomsoft General Manager Alan Hart.
It includes: a firewall; Internet access controls by user or group; Web caching to improve Internet performance and reduce bandwidth usage; automatic connection to the Internet as needed; teaming of multiple Internet connections; dial-in access for a network; built in DNS and DHCP servers for simplified network management; and remote management.
Version 8.0.2 corrects file privileges settings, allowing RapidCache to correctly log into the Gateway; USB ADSL devices now handle large uploads and e-mails correctly; there have been miscellaneous improvements in the DNS Server and multiple modem connections now supported.
As of Internet Gateway 8.0.2, AutoSetup no longer requires a phone number to be entered, and Time Controls now function properly for “This Machine” account. Finally, the software now only issues as many DHCP client addresses as there are registered users.
The update is free to registered users. For others, prices start from US$149 for up to 10 users. For more info, go to the product Web site.