HttpVPN™ is a combination of a software
component and a
hosted web Portal that
lets web application developers and site designers create apps that become
accessible on the Internet in a secure, authenticated manner right after
installation on any behind-the-firewall computer with a broadband Internet
connection, without requiring users to know anything about web hosting.
For the first time ever web developers can create
redistributable web applications accessible on the Web immediately after
installation - just add our redistributable HttpVPN Proxy component to
your installation package. HttpVPN™ Proxy hides all the complexities
of traditional web hosting (firewalls, routers, domains, IP addresses, etc.),
allowing creation of web applications for consumers and
small businesses who have no IT skills .
Moreover, HttpVPN™ provides software vendors (ISVs) with the
- an online platform where ISVs will be able to market their products and
collect revenue while rest assured that their applications will be accessible on
the Web only if they were legitimately acquired from the Application Store.
HttpVPN™ can also be used to make non-redistributable
web-based applications accessible on the Internet to external users
without placing the app into DMZ - ideal to demo non-production sites and web
software to clients. Fine-grained security settings of HttpVPN are at your
disposal, making your apps accessible to users ranging from just yourself, to
your selected user groups, or to anyone with a browser.
HttpVPN consists of two pieces: Proxy software that runs inside end users' local-area
and the Portal - an Internet site where end users will access their
behind-the-firewall web applications as if users were inside the LAN. The whole
setup is safe because Proxy does not listen on any port and therefore
is not accessible to outside world. Instead proxy initiates secure, encrypted
communication with the Portal and simply ferries HTTP requests from Portal
to web applications inside the LAN, then sends HTTP responses back from LAN apps
to the Portal. All traffic between client browser and Proxy is SSL-encrypted and
only authenticated users will be allowed to access LAN applications, unless app
operator explicitly allows everyone to use the app. Performance features, like
traffic compression and response caching will ensure user experience similar to
regular hosted web applications.
For web application developers who want to bundle their web applications with our
technology, HttpVPN tools and components are FREE ,
and only when ISVs sell their products at the Software Store, a modest
percentage of the transaction will be retained by UltiDev.
Home users and other consumers owning HttpVPN™ Proxy will be able to run one
instance of the HttpVPN™ Proxy for free, and only pay a small monthly fee
(around $5, subject to change) for each additional proxy they own.
Consumers running just one Proxy pay nothing .
Non-consumer HttpVPN™ Proxy operators, like
businesses , non-profits, sole proprietors, governments and academia
establishments, will have a generous trial period and will be charged small
monthly fee (around $20, subject to change) for every HttpVPN™ Proxy they run
after a trial period is over. Since each Proxy can work with many different
applications running on multiple machines inside the LAN, a single Proxy can go
a very long way.
It already is! Public HttpVPN™ Beta testing is underway.
If you are interested in
making truly redistributable web applications, please check out
If you would like to make an existing local or
intranet web site/application
accessible on the Internet in a secure, authenticated manner, please take a look
at the Operator's Walk-Through. It's also
useful for evaluating whether HttpVPN will fit your needs.
Please keep in mind that HttpVPN is still a Beta and is a bit unpolished. If you
don't like something or simply have a question, please
let us know - we are striving to respond to all inquiries as quickly as we
Download HttpVPN™ Proxy to make
your web apps truly redistributable.