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SSL-Explorer 0.2.14 released

SSL-Explorer version 0.2.14 has been released. SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

The 0.2.14 release provides a number of important bug fixes to many areas of the system (see change log below). ... read more

Posted by Lee David Painter 2007-05-30

SSL-Explorer 0.2.13 released

SSL-Exploerer version 0.2.13 has been released. SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

The 0.2.13 release provides a number of important bug fixes to many areas of the system (see change log below). This release also includes a number of performance improvements that provide improved web server responses.... read more

Posted by Lee David Painter 2007-05-01

SSL-Explorer: Community Edition 0.2.10 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

Release 0.2.10 of SSL-Explorer introduces a new feature that enhances the user management system through the concept of 'delegation'. This means that permissions and rights may be delegated to and from groups of users. This concept allows for a richer and more powerful access control framework.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2006-11-14

SSL-Explorer 0.2.8 - Community Edition released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

With the 0.2.8 release we have completed our authentication scheme flow changes with all schemes assigned by policy. Further changes to the policy based management system have been introduced with regard to restricting access to resources. Also the SSL-Explorer Agent has been much improved with user feedback when tunnels are started/stopped. Lastly, this version also sees the return of the binary installer.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2006-09-25

SSL-Explorer forums moved to 3SP.com

Please note that all forums are hosted on 3SP.com. This way we can provide more advanced forum features and allow indexing by search engines.

Please direct all enquiries/feature requests/bug reports to:
http://3sp.com/forums/forums/list.page

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2006-09-07

SSL-Explorer 0.2.7 - Community Edition released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

The main addition to this 0.2.7 release of SSL-Explorer is a major alteration to the authentication flow which has been changed to a multi-stage login process. The system now has the ability to alter the selectable authentication schemes for a particular user depending on those granted to them via their policies. Additionally, an RSS based context sensitive help system has now been introduced into this release. Also included in the release are various bugfixes for proxy support. ... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2006-08-11

SSL-Explorer 0.2.1 - Community Edition released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This is a bugfix oriented release to the recent major 0.2.0 release of SSL-Explorer: Community Edition. Many thanks must go to our Sourceforge.net users for their fantastic assistance with troubleshooting the new release!... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2006-06-15

SSL-Explorer 0.2.0 - Community Edition released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This is by far the largest release in the history of SSL-Explorer, introducing a whole range of new software features and enhancements including a fully policy-based permissions framework and a much simplified installation process along with upgrades to network places that now provide access to local, Windows shares and FTP filesystems. Usability enhancements include a redesigned and improved GUI that provides a separation of the management and user interfaces. A number of common workflows within the software have also now been incorporated into easy-to-use wizard-style interfaces to simplify administration. Web forwarding support has been considerably improved with this release and now includes FORM-based authentication. Lastly, the projects documentation has been totally rewritten for this rebranded Community Edition of SSL-Explorer.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2006-06-09

SSL-Explorer 0.1.15 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This release focuses on enhancements to the reverse proxy feature with the inclusion of a new host header field to support multiple virtual hosts on intranet web servers. Transparent authentication using an NTLM proxy is also now supported in the reverse proxy. Wake-on-LAN has been implemented in this release and a range of bug fixes and minor improvements are also included. Please note that the 0.1.15 release of SSL-Explorer will be the last release of this branch. Major new features including an overhauled GUI will be available soon in the upcoming 0.2.0 branch. ... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2006-01-20

SSL-Explorer 0.1.14 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

Release 0.1.14 introduces a new remote forwarding feature which now brings full SSL tunneling support to SSL-Explorer. A series of improvements were also made to the secure proxy web forwarding feature for a more robust intranet browsing experience. Lastly, a number of minor bug-fixes were included with this release.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-11-01

SSL-Explorer 0.1.13 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source, browser based SSL VPN solution. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

With release 0.1.13 of SSL-Explorer, 3SP has introduced a new reverse proxy feature that provides a far more robust web forwarding facility. This feature is currently touted by a number of tier-one vendors as a solution for the provision of intranet access to remote VPN users. As a welcome byproduct of the reverse proxy feature, SSL-Explorer now fully supports the enhanced ActiveX user interface of Microsoft Outlook Web Access 2003. An extensive series of bug fixes have also been implemented along with improved proxy support and a much simplified Active Directory configuration process.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-09-19

SSL-Explorer Unix Authentication Plug-in released

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

Today sees the release of a new SSL-Explorer extension that provides support for authenticating against the local machines UNIX passwd and group files. Released under the GPL, this plug-in can be accessed directly from the SSL-Explorer Online Extension Store or may alternatively be downloaded from the SSL-Explorer SourceForge project page for manual installation.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-07-15

SSL-Explorer 0.1.12 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

Release 0.1.12 of SSL-Explorer contains several new features mainly concerning authentication methods. A new 'security questions' module has been introduced that may be prompted in addition to regular password entry. Authentication schemes may also now be defined that allow the administrator to configure authentication policies to suit their environment. This allows the user to select from a range of defined authentication schemes when logging in. A number of usability enhancements have also been introduced; the most notable of which being the dynamic popup menu. Lastly, the VPN client may now be started from any page in SSL-Explorer.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-07-01

SSL-Explorer 0.1.11 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This release of SSL-Explorer contains a number of new features such as the ability to view the currently logged-in users and disconnect their sessions if necessary. The software can detect when new SSL-Explorer releases become available and also detect when new versions of the provided extensions are released. Version 0.1.11 also provides new features required to enable the launch of 3SP's SSL-Explorer Xtra service that brings commercial support and additional features to the product.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-05-31

SSL-Explorer v0.1.10 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This release of SSL-Explorer is a consolidation effort that includes many bugfixes, functional and GUI enhancements. Amongst other things, warnings have now been implemented to provide more feedback to the VPN administrator when performing maintenance tasks. The behaviour of global and personal user profiles has been changed in this release to prevent users from editing profiles.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-05-16

SSL-Explorer v0.1.9 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This release is mainly focused upon stability and includes many bugfixes and usability enhancements to the interface. Among other improvements, full WebFolders support has now been integrated into the interface allowing automatic launch of Windows Explorer sessions from IE6 browsers.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-04-06

SSL-Explorer v0.1.8 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This release includes many new features, most importantly the support for role based access control and the proxying of Outlook Web Access over the VPN. Several new improvements have also been made to the secure application deployment feature. The 0.1.8 release also contains a number of important security enhancements, general bugfixes and performance enhancements. ... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-03-15

SSL-Explorer v0.1.7 released!

SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. This unique remote access security solution provides users and businesses alike with a means of securely accessing network resources from outside the network perimeter using only a standard web browser.

This release includes many new features, the most important of which being the automatic installation of Java applications from our online application store as well as client-side native application execution. Also HTML-based application content may now be launched in a similar manner to provide support for Java Applets and ActiveX controls through the VPN.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2005-01-28

SSL-Explorer v0.1.6 released!

The 3SP SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. Released under the GPL, this solution provides users with a means of securely managing their IT infrastructure from outside the network perimeter, armed with just a standard web browser.

This release includes the much requested HTTP proxy support and users are now able to create multiple profiles to allow the use of alternative configurations in different environments. This release also contains a number of bugfixes and cosmetic improvements.

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2004-12-31

SSL-Explorer v0.1.5 released!

The 3SP SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL VPN solution of its kind. Released under the GPL, this solution provides users with a means of securely managing their IT infrastructure from outside the network perimeter, armed with just a standard web browser.

This major release provides many of the features touted by mainstream vendors including domain browsing using either Microsoft WebFolders (WebDAV) or a Web-based filesystem browser. Other features include Active Directory authentication, secure proxying of intranet resources, SSL tunnelling and Java application deployment. ... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2004-12-22

SSL-Explorer Questionnaire

We've published a short questionnaire on our website to try and get some idea of what people are using SSL-Explorer for, and what features you'd like to see in the next releases.

I'd be grateful if users of the software would complete the questionnaire and let us know if you have any interesting ideas for new features or enhancements.

The URL is:
http://fs11.formsite.com/3spcorp/sslexplorer/index.html ... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2004-11-17

SSL-Explorer v0.1.4 released!

Upon popular request this release now includes persistent tunnels which removes the need to enter tunnelling rules everytime a user logs into the system. Administrators also now have the ability to set up global tunnels which will be available by default to all users logging into the system.

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2004-10-29

SSL-Explorer v0.1.3 released!

This is a bugfix release to address the following issue:

* Deleting application shortcuts fails and sends user back to login screen.

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2004-10-08

SSL-Explorer v0.1.2 bugfix release

There was a problem with the v0.1.1 build that caused a class not found exception. This was due to a minor fault with the build process. The published release corrects this. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2004-10-01

SSL-Explorer v0.1.1 released!

The 3SP SSL-Explorer is the world's first open-source SSL-based VPN solution of its kind. Released under the GPL, this entry-level VPN solution provides users with a means of securely managing their IT infrastructure from outside the network perimeter, armed with just a standard web browser. This second release now provides full Active Directory authentication for use within Microsoft Windows Server environments. The release also sees a change from using the MySQL database to an internal HSQLDB database and this means that post-installation database configuration is no longer required.... read more

Posted by Richard Pernavas 2004-09-30