Monday, December 29, 2008

Adito: open source, browser-based SSL VPN replaces SSL-Explorer

Update 2/6/09:
The March 2009 issue of toolsmith in the ISSA Journal will feature a complete review of Adito, including installation and usage. Expect the article to go live around 3/1/09.

In February 2006 I discussed SSL-Explorer, a project that is no longer supported.
It does however have new life in a project called Adito.
Much as SSL-Explorer was described, Adito is an open-source, browser-based SSL VPN solution. It's a remote access solution that provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

Further:
Adito was forked from SSL-Explorer 1.0.0-rc17 for several reasons:
- To keep the already robust and functional open source codebase from decaying
- To reform SSL-Explorer (now Adito) from one company's product and a brand into a true community project
- To add new, exciting functionality
- To integrate existing functionality (e.g. sslexplorer-pam) into the program without the need to maintain it out of the source tree


This project shows updates as recently as December 19, 2008, and is in need of a developer so I'm hopeful maintenance and project enhancement will continue in earnest.
Give Adito a good look and let me know what you think; I may cover it in toolsmith.

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1 comment:

oneguynick said...

Amen to this! I went looking for SSL-Explorer after a year or so hiatus to find it purchased. The licensing costs were horrible. Hopefully the project takes off.