Until the Army's Web site was hacked in late June by a 19-year old Wisconsin man, the site had been using a Microsoft Windows NT-based Web server. After careful evaluation of WebSTAR, and a review of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) reports on WebSTAR's security, they decided to switch to WebSTAR on the Mac OS.
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 includes high performance Web, FTP, Mail and Proxy servers that have been integrated into one application which uses secure IP-based remote administration. The WebSTAR Web server features Virtual Host support, integrated SSLv2 and SSLv3 support, Server-Side-Includes for dynamic content, Lasso-based FileMaker Pro and ODBC data source publishing and support for Plug-Ins, CGIs, Java Servlets and WebObjects.
WebSTAR's FTP features file sharing and content management capabilities, user-level access controls, support for MacBinary II and III, limiting of folder content sizes on a per user-basis, resuming of FTP file transfers, "log-on," "log-out," and folder messages.
The WebSTAR Mail server is a complete SMTP/POP/IMAP email server, with LDAP, support for multiple domain and user accounts, remote Web-based email access, advanced relay blocking and allow/deny security, server-based email storage and remote content synchronization.
The WebSTAR Proxy server was designed to increase network security while accelerating access speed by locally caching frequently visited sites. The WebSTAR Proxy also supports upstream Proxy servers and utilizes a security architecture for controlling access to and from specific hosts and Web sites.
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 is available for $599 from the StarNine Web site.