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With the release of AutoSocks IV 1.2, Aventail Corp. enables network administrators to "socksify" their Windows desktop TCP/IP applications, letting them cross Socks IV firewalls across all three Windows platforms.
Socks IV is an Internet Engineering Task Force-approved protocol that serves as a proxy mechanism to ensure secure communications through firewalls.
AutoSocks intercepts WinSock communication requests issued by the TCP/IP applications and processes them based upon a set of predetermined rules.
AutoSocks is built on the WinSock Component Architecture.
On larger networks, AutoSocks can address multiple Socks servers based on end destination …