LAD: LateralAccessDevice

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Features: Packet Capture

One of your biggest tools for troubleshooting network problems and increasing network security is information, and LAD's packet capture feature lets you capture as much or as little of your Internet and network traffic as you like. LAD can capture either just the packet headers, or the whole packets in their entirely. It's entirely up to you. While you may not need to consult the captured packet data everyday, this information comes in handy should a network incident require investigation or should a problem with a network appliance need troubleshooting.

By and large, hacks are successful because they take place in the dark, where you can't see them. Packet capture, even if you only look at the data once in while, shines a light and reduces the dark spaces in your network where things can hide unseen.

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.