Live staging and SMTPUTF8 coming up in Halon 4.0

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Halon 4.0 a.k.a. “forty” is around the corner, and it has a strong focus on developer friendliness and deployment. Let’s take a peek on what’s about to happen! […]

This year, wish lists will be sent to Santa via email

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Ever got an email from Santa Claus? Me neither, but in this day and age I’m assuming it’s just a matter of time. And when I do, I want to see his face in the ”From”-field. Yes, I said face, not name. […]

What’s new in Halon 3.5 “sunny”

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Photo by Reginald Pentinio Spring is here, and so is the 3.5 release (codename sunny) of the Halon SMTP software! It includes major features such as an IDE-style script editor and object orientation, is based on FreeBSD 10.3 and comes with the latest quarterly packages. In other words, this release marks another milestone for Halon’s developer friendliness. […]

What’s cooking for the upcoming 3.4-r4 release

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

I just love hanging with our tech and R&D team; getting insight and early info about what’s cooking underneath the hood. Recently I had a chat with our lead developer, Erik Lax, who showed me a preview of the upcoming 3.4-r4 release. The next release will include lots of new features and improvements, of which [...]

New email gateway release 3.4 “rocky”

By | September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

We're very proud to announce the 3.4 release (codename rocky) of the Halon email gateway software! It’s based on FreeBSD 10.2 and comes with updates to virtually all components of the system; the CYREN anti-spam engines (now implemented using ctasd), OpenSSL, and many more. Being a major release, it also comes with hundreds of new, [...]

Security router 3.5 based on OpenBSD 5.7

By | May 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Image by OpenBSD We've just released 3.5 (codename "star"), based on OpenBSD 5.7 which was released a few weeks ago. It comes with many improvements such as full SNMP and source-hashing of L3 traffic in the load balancer, TCP/TLS/IPv6 support in syslogd and support for new hardware. A few things have been deprecated, such as [...]

New email gateway release 3.3 “frosty” with powerful queue scripting and transparent proxying

By | February 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Photo by Matei Domnita The release candidate of the upcoming email gateway release 3.3 (codename frosty) is currently being tested, and it's packed with news. To start with, it's based on FreeBSD 10.1 and compiled with clang/LLVM 3.4.1 which brings overall performance improvements. Seemingly small changes, such as the LSI MegaRAID controller (mfi, found in many servers [...]

Seamless migration to 64-bit

By | January 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

AMD announced what would become x86-64 in 1999, and the first CPU was shipped in 2003. A few years later, we released the first version of our email gateway. At that time, many 1U servers and network appliances used the new "Pentium M" processor, thanks to its energy efficiency. It was 32-bit. That's how our [...]

Security router 3.4 based on OpenBSD 5.6

By | January 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Although not as catchy as 3.3 on 5.5, we are proud to announce the latest release 3.4 (codename "angel") of our firewall/router side project. It's a maintenance release that brings our codebase in sync with OpenBSD's latest advancements, which includes Added hardware support; most importantly (for a firewall) network adapters Much improved filter syntax in [...]

Security router 3.3 based on OpenBSD 5.5

By | May 15th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

With the coincidentally even version numbers 3.3 and 5.5 respectively, the new security router release (codename "amber") was rolled out during the last few days. As usual, updating is as simple as pressing the "update" button, which downloads, verifies and writes the latest software image over the system partition. New users can grab the full [...]