Web security solutions provider FosterWeb has a number of different products, including one called “Web Security” that works on all browsers, and another called “Advanced Threat Protection,” which is designed for enterprise-class network security, including HTTPS and SSL.
Both products are free to use, but they’re not exactly free.
The company’s “Advanced Security” product, which is still in beta, is designed to protect against both corporate and individual threats.
FosterWeb’s “Web Protection” and “Advanced Web Security” products both come with an $80 yearly subscription fee.
Both of these products are based on OpenSSL, which FosterWeb describes as “an open source implementation of cryptographic functions, and the underlying software that implements them.”
Both of those products are open source, and FosterWeb is a member of the OpenSSL project, which has been providing support for the OpenPGP standard for years.
It’s not clear what the OpenSSH encryption protocol and OpenSSL are, but FosterWeb says it has implemented both “and has been actively working on both.”
A “security-aware” Web browser FosterWeb recommends that you download the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari, as well as Adobe Flash Player 11.2 or higher.
“All these browsers have security vulnerabilities,” FosterWeb CTO Chris Waddell told Ars.
“But, if you’re using one of these browser, there’s a chance it’s vulnerable to a known vulnerability, or you can take advantage of it.”
If you’re not familiar with the Open Source security protocol, it’s a collection of security standards developed by the Open Software Foundation.
It provides a set of “standards” that describe how to design and implement secure software, as opposed to using your own security-focused software, which in the past was all the standard software.
FosterWaddell says that if you don’t know how to write secure code, or if you can’t be certain that your code is secure, you should “just go out and download all these browsers.”
“There are some other options, but I think this one is the easiest one to get for the most part,” Waddel said.
He also said that “security in the web” means “security everywhere.”
This is why FosterWeb offers both “Advanced” and the “AdvancedWeb Security,” which, as Waddill puts it, “seeks to protect enterprise-level network security.”
The company also offers “Security on the Web,” which includes a “security policy” that, according to FosterWeb, allows for “more granular security control over network traffic, more robust encryption and authentication, and better protection against attacks by the attackers.”
“Advanced web security” is designed specifically for enterprise and government use.
The Advanced Web Security product offers a “Cloud Gateway” and a “Secure Web Platform” that are “designed to help organizations manage and manage secure web services.”
The Cloud Gateway lets administrators control the SSL certificate of the Web server, while the Secure Web Platform is “designed for enterprises to use as a standard for building their own SSL certificates.”
“The Cloud Gateway and Secure Web platforms are not the only products that have been developed to protect the enterprise, but the Advanced web security products do have some of the strongest security properties,” Wadell said.
“The Security on the Internet and Security on Web products are not intended to be for the consumer market.”
In addition to its OpenSSL product, FosterWeb also offers a version of OpenSSL for use on “server software,” such as Apache and MySQL.
It has been making significant efforts to open source its OpenSSHS cryptographic library.
Waddells said that while FosterWeb had been doing its own open source development for a number.
years, it decided to “open source our cryptographic library” recently, in the hopes that it could provide “security assurance to the community that is using OpenSSL.”
In response to questions about OpenSSHT, Foster Web wrote: “We are a member in the Open Standards Alliance, and are dedicated to providing the best standards for secure Internet and web applications.”
FosterWeb does offer some additional security-related services, including the “OpenVPN” VPN service.
It also has the “Web Tunnel” VPN product that “tries to minimize network traffic to your web server by sending traffic through the Internet.”
“We provide support for both the OpenVPN and the Secure VPN,” Foster Web said.
The “Web Safety” product is designed “to help organizations secure their network by protecting against denial-of-service attacks.”
“In order to protect their networks against denial of service attacks, organizations may choose to configure their network in a way that allows network traffic flowing over the Internet to be directed to and from the VPN servers that have security certificates that are in place,” FosterWadell wrote.
“An organization that is not fully compliant with these certificates and certificates issued by a trusted third-party can be subject to denial