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NetSentron, a division of Kobelt Development Inc.
Web Security Gateway, Web filtering, Virtual Private Network and Information Leak Prevention, Unified Threat Management
Industry Information Technology
Founded 2002
Headquarters Surrey, British Columbia
Area served
Key people
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.[1] 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.[2]


The NetSentron provides features for network security and management, such as[3] a firewall with intrusion detection, and a spam filter.

The NetSentron hardware appliance is available in two sizes.[4] 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.


  1. ^ KDI - Press Release, May 13, 2002, Kobelt Development Inc., retrieved 2009-01-30 
  2. ^ Library Software Filters, The Galecia Group, retrieved 2009-01-30 
  3. ^ NetSentron Specs, Kobelt Development Inc., retrieved 2009-01-30 
  4. ^ NetSentron Pricing, Kobelt Development Inc., retrieved 2009-01-30 

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