The Port Defender Secure Network uses Open Source Software where ever possible. Open Source Software has proven itself more reliable and better supported than any proprietary packages. A portion of your membership fees will go to support the Open Source Community. This is just some of the software that makes up The Port Defender Secure Network.
- OpenSSL is based on the excellent SSLeay library developed by Eric A. Young and Tim J. Hudson. The OpenSSL toolkit is licensed under an Apache-style licence, which basically means that you are free to get and use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes subject to some simple license conditions.
- OpenVPN is a full-featured open source SSL VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, Wi-Fi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, fail-over, and fine-grained access-controls.
- Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996, and celebrated its 17th birthday as a project this February.
- PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
- Horde Groupware is a free, enterprise ready, browser based collaboration suite.
- Oxwall is unbelievably flexible and easy to use PHP/MySQL community software platform.
- MySQL is the world's most used relational database management system (RDBMS). It is named after developer Michael Widenius' daughter, My. The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language.
- Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x86-based personal computers. It has since been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. It is a leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and supercomputers: more than 90% of today's top 500 supercomputers run some variant of Linux, including the 10 fastest.