|Linux System Administration
Many people find Linux far easier to install,
configure, and administer than proprietary operating systems.
It is so reliable that once it is up, it requires almost no
effort at all to maintain. Linux systems typically go 3-12
months without requiring any maintenance or even reboots!
Because of this ease-of-use, many small organizations find
it cost-effective to hire us to do the initial configuration
and the occasional maintenance of their Linux and Unix systems.
This occasional maintenance usually is to change configurations,
add services, or apply updates. Many clients opt to have us
apply security patches as soon as they come out, for maximum
A small monthly charge takes the time and hassle out
of your staff worrying about this. The sad fact is that most
SysAdmins simply do not bother to worry about these security
patches, resulting in an insecure system, due to lack of time.
We also offer 24x7 automatic
monitoring of your important
systems, including firewall, web, email, and DNS servers and
fast response to problems. At your choice, either your people
or ours will be paged with a text message describing the problem.
Our people can detect defaced web pages and various intrusion
attempts, reboot crashed systems, repair systems that have
been compromised or which have suffered simple file system
damage or configuration errors.
Linux is the most popular web server on the Internet because
of its reliability, ease-of-use, security, capability, and
low cost. A Linux system using the Apache web server offers
useful capability that might be found in proprietary servers
and works well with Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Opera
The staff at Horizon Network Security can install Linux systems
to act as a firewall, web, email, and DNS server in organizations
that are otherwise all Windows. This solves the security and
reliability problems that many experience. Linux also can provide
network-attached disk servers and print servers to Windows
and Mac desktop systems. Many organizations are finding that
Linux makes excellent servers to their Windows and Mac desktop
Contact us for pricing and availability.