LAD: LateralAccessDevice

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Features: Local Access Control

LAD's local access control features let you control the local network communications. Don't want your printer to be able to connect to your Internet-enabled entertainment system? LAD can do that for you. Don't want your kids' computers to have access to the Internet after 10:00PM? LAD can do that for you. Don't want any computer to go to Facebook? LAD can do that for you, too.

With LAD, you get options for controlling network and Internet access, including on-demand and scheduled web filtering and access control. You can block just certain websites, or the entire Internet, with scheduled times for when you would like them to be available, for either all devices or only specific devices. You may also set up limited logins for individual computer users to enable and disable internet access for their computer on demand, either with or without a pre-set timer to return to the default setting. Local network connections may also be filtered and controlled, letting you decide whether the file server should be accessible when no one should be in the office, or whether computers from different workgroups should be able to freely send data communications back and forth, or whether a computer with sensitive information should be generally accessible or only accessible to the computer user's who need it. LAD's local access control gives you the control over who can communication with whom, letting you segregate computers and other devices as you see best to improve security and operability.

The versatility of LAD's local access control features allows you to both remain connected and be disconnected at the same time, allowing just the connections you want, when you want them.

Other LAD Features

  • Multi-Dimensional Firewall: Thousands of sophisticated rules let you control specifically what is allowed and what is not allowed, down to as granular a level as you like [read more].
  • Date & Time Scheduling: Want your computer to disconnect at the end of the day, when you do? LAD's scheduling features let you cut off Internet access partially or fully on a schedule of your choosing.
  • Packet Capture: LAD's packet capture feature lets you capture as much or as little of the Internet and network traffic as you like. This information comes in handy should a network incident require investigation [read more].
  • Network Visualization: This fancy term means that LAD can visually plot network activity on a graph.
  • NAT: Network address translation obscures private/internal IP addresses from the public internet, so that only the Internet-facing IP address is used for communications leaving the private/internal network.
  • DNS: LAD's domain name resolution feature lets you control DNS at a granular level, making it possible both to resolve domain names and block the resolution of specific names, for example, to prevent adware and spyware from connecting to their control servers [read more].
  • Switching & Routing: LAD provides switching and routing services, meaning you can plug all of your devices directly into your LAD without an intervening switch or router.
  • Remote Access Control: Lets you securely access specific devices or applications from a remote location on demand, without opening up your network to the whole Internet. LAD grants access on a per-device and per-application basis, meaning that access is only granted to your specific remote device or application and only for the time that you need it.
  • Local Access Control: Locally you can limit which devices on the network can talk to each other and with the Internet, as well as specify the types of communications allowed [read more].
  • Daily Activity Report: Automatic daily reports on aggregate network traffic give you an overview into your network traffic, plus individual graphs on bandwidth usage for each device on your network.


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LAD: LateralAccessDevice is software that turns a computer chassis into a high-performance, multi-purpose Internet / network tool that combines multi-dimensional firewalling, network monitoring, access control, packet capture, DNS, NAT and a host of other applications into one easy to use, integrated, high-security package. You can get it already preinstalled on a computer from your own vendor or you can download it directly from this website. The software is the same either way, though the version might be different.