In Cuba: Local Company Updates Computer Network Security Software
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- 03 / 20 / 2009
AvilaLink is software used for controlling computer use time and managing a set of computers in a given network. The program can also detect pirating and block access to systems as a defense mechanism.
Desoft began its work as ESICA, offering internet and email services to local hotels. When it was hired by the national telecommunications company, ETECSA, Desoft began developing AvilaLink to manage internet access.
AvilaLink’s biggest client is ETECSA but the software is also employed by the hospital computer network, the national Community Computer Centers (Joven Club de Computación), educational centers and several other entities.
Next Stop: 3.0
Joining Yaliuva Castillo as part of the team that created version 2.1.3 are: Asniel Marrero Alegría, Miguel Ernesto Zaldívar Hernández, Julián Miguel Marrero Lezcano Pérez, Moissane Hernández Campos, Yudelsy Iparraguirre Felipe and José Julián (Johnny) Martí Pérez.
“The latest version allows work as server or client. The first administers networks at the office or home and grants access according to the established hierarchy.
“The software was designed for use in cybercafés where an essential elements is controlling the amount of time allotted for a client. The software is an essential tool that the country might have had to import if Desoft hadn’t created it,” said Yaliuva.
“In the case of ETECSA, client access to computers is provided through cards that are bought. The software identifies the cards and controls the allotted time.
“Some of the new concepts incorporated into version 2.1.3 is registering who bought the card, when, where and who sold it. Another element is blocking proxy violation. The program has the option of blocking internet navigation if it detects a threat of pirating.”
“It has been eight years since the first version. Now that we have finished this update, we have started working on the 3.0 project that will move the software into a freeware platform,” concluded Yaliuva.