Ad Censor is a Web proxy which filters out annoying ads by matching requested URLs with a blacklist and by checking the HTML code for suspicious tags which the user can define with Perl regex patterns. It can work in tandem with another HTTP proxy, it has an easy-to-use GUI config editor, and it can also block cookies.
Alex's Firewall ByPasser is another TCP tunnel for HTTP proxies. It has been tested for MSN Messenger, emule, BitTorrent, FTP (passive only), Yahoo! messenger, IRC (xchat), and FireFox on Fedora Core 3, FreeBSD 6.0, and Mac OS X. It should work under all POSIX complaint systems and all proxies allowing HTTPS CONNECT. It features a multi-threaded design, multiple proxies, the ability to check proxy lists, a curses interface, a daemon mode, and support for the Socks4a and Socks5 protocols.
AlmostVPN is an SSH tunnel manager with a twist. It is packaged as a Preference Panel, so you do not have to use yet another application to configure your tunnels. Instead, it uses creative network configuration techniques to provide almost VPN-like access to remote services, so you can keep using real IP addresses and port numbers while accessing service on the other side of your tunnels. It provides a simple way to mount remote volumes, use remote printers and faxes, access iTunes, iPhoto, and almost any other Bonjour-based application, transfer and execute files, and more.
The Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy (ASSP) Server project aims to create an open source platform independent SMTP Proxy server which implements whitelists, Bayesian, and virus filtering to help stop unsolicited commercial email (UCE). Anti-spam tools should be adaptive to new spam and customized for each site’s email patterns. This easy to use tool works with any mail transport and achieves these goals requiring no operator intervention after the initial setup phase.
Anti-censorship tools (proxyTools) consists of a huge Perl application (localProxy) and a set of tools to analyze the user's network (proxies, firewall rules, name servers, etc.). LocalProxy abstracts external services in an uncensored, reliable, fast manner to the localhost, where they may be used by standard clients (Web browsers, Usenet news clients, SOCKS-capable clients, etc.). Various combinations of strategies are tried to ensure the non-censored nature of the information, and multiple, parallel services (e.g. HTTP proxies) are used to ensure reliability and speed. The tools are capable of automating collection of the data required for localProxy. LocalProxy builds a configuration for the user and dynamically adjusts to using the fastest strategies and proxies available to it. The tools are useful for network analysis (firewall rules, proxy capabilities, etc.) independently of localProxy.
Synapse is an ESB engine and XML router built completely on open standards. It is a mediation framework for XML messages and Web services that allows messages flowing through, into, or out of an organization to be mediated, including aspects such as logging, service lookup, performance mediation, versioning, failover, monitoring, fault management, and tracing.
AppSamurai is a mod_perl based system to protect vulnerable or sensitive Web applications. The target use is in reverse proxy configurations, with an Apache/mod_perl reverse proxy inside a DMZ and a backend Web server in another DMZ or an internal network. AppSamurai's features include a modular, multi-factor authentication system, form based or basic auth based logins, encrypted storage of session data on a proxy, the ability to use any Apache::Session storage type (including databases for clustered deployment), and the ability to configure it from httpd.conf.