|Web Security Gateway, Web filtering, Virtual Private Network and Information Leak Prevention, Unified Threat Management|
|Headquarters||Surrey, British Columbia|
|Tom Kobelt, Vice President|
NetSentron is a network security appliance designed and sold by Kobelt Development Inc. (KDI), a Surrey, British Columbia-based IT services company. The NetSentron appliance is a firewall, website content filter, and virtual private network remote access device.
NetSentron was privately developed by KDI in 2002. The product is available as a hardware appliance, and as software which must be loaded onto equivalent hardware. The initial target market was businesses, to provide high security data transfer with its AES-256 bit encryption. Over time, however, schools wanting to prevent their students from viewing inappropriate Internet content (as defined by individual school administrators: examples include pornography and instant messaging sites) became interested in the NetSentron because of the appliance's content filter.
The NetSentron hardware appliance is available in two sizes. The original is a single rack unit (1U) server, configurable for supporting up to 200, 400 or 800 concurrent Internet users depending on the option purchased. For smaller operations, a small form factor supports up to 50 concurrent Internet users.
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