[fpc-pascal] Mac OS X api cals

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Aug 28 11:52:09 CEST 2008

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008, Paul wrote:

> >I don't see the problem if you use a good and strong VPN. If was the  case in
> >my last job and we worked for a bank.
> Probably not if properly setup on both sides by IT personnel.
> But what if you want a 100% save connection with someone that has never seen a
> computer in Zimbabwe, completely central managed for control within 10 seconds
> passing every firewall ?
> Most of our clients came to us for the latter and never looked back.
> If needed, our enterprise clients can lock special features or instructions
> passing the server for particular sessions, automatically and centrally
> managed..
> Actions can be limited per admin console.
> Vnc will work in most cases, but not as secure and certainly not thru every
> firewall without user intervention.
> Also, the features you can build in if you have complete control are
> unlimited.

Banks are very paranoia about security (and rightly so), and having a proprietary
protocol which they can control is then to be preferred over a mash-up of
open source components.

We made here a program for controlling FTP sessions to a mainframe, control
which goes very far beyond anything that a regular FTP client or server
does. It's used mainly by banks and insurance companies.

It's a special breed of client...


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