Internet service provider Star Internet is launching [email protected], a 'one box' Internet connectivity kit for companies with 10 to 100 users and an IP or IPX network. Developed in conjunction with router giant Cisco Systems, Star's system consists of a diskless Pentium PC running Windows NT with a single IP address. The box is designed to act as a gateway between the company's internal LAN and the wider Internet.'
We developed [email protected] because no-one else was offering the whole connectivity solution. If they were, they were charging around #25,000,' said Ben White, co-founder and sales director at Star.
'Companies which do it themselves might think they've got it working, only to find the setup is full of security holes. It can be a real headache.'
The [email protected] kit comes with management software which allows network managers to choose whether to allocate users email capability or full Internet access. Each customer also receives a domain name, an IP address, the latest edition of Netscape and a free 5Mb of Web space on Star's Web server. The system supports existing email packages including cc:Mail, Lotus Notes and Microsoft Mail.
Installation charges range from #795 for five concurrent users, with monthly service charges of #275, to a #2,300 setup charge and #575 monthly service for 100 concurrent users. Star charges additional fees for integrating existing email systems and for installing firewalls.
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