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Re: Best firewall applience
From: Charlie Clark <charlie () funkymunkey co uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:14:37 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Paul,
 
One solution which I have been looking into recently is untangle
(http://www.untangle.com/). The really good thing with this is that it's
completely free, has a really easy to use interface and if you have an old-ish
pc with 2 network cards you don't even need to buy any hardware. I got a working
firewall with intrusion prevention, spyware filtering, web filtering, ad
blocking, virus scanning, and even a vpn server up and running in 30 minutes.
Even better, if you have some experience with Linux, the backend is Debian so it
is easily customizable and a lot can be done with it. But even if you don't have
any experience with Linux everything you will need for a home network (or even
up to a medium sized company) can be done with the web interface. It's really
easy to install and can act as the gateway or it can go behind a router/firewall
as a transparent security bridge.
I would advise trying it out as it can't hurt because it's completely free
(install the open-source package using the web interface, this will install all
the free packages in one go) and all you have to do is configure the ruleset.
Each feature is easily turned off/on using the interface.
I would like to see what other people's opinion is on this distribution.
 
Regards,
 
Charlie
 
On 13 January 2010 at 11:24 Paul.Simons () thomsonreuters com wrote:

Hello List

It is about time for me to renew my subscription for my home firewall
appliance.

I am currently allowed to use 5 'nodes' accessing the internet at the
same time and I have a URL filtering subscription along with the usual
software/hardware support.
With Father Christmas being particularly fond of devices that require an
IP address (iPods - Xboxes - etc) I need to upgrade from 5 to 25 nodes.

In total I am going to have to pay around 900 US dollars!!!

What are my alternatives?

I have looked at Sonicwall, Sofaware, etc.
Any recommendations? other solutions to keep my home network and kids
safe? 

Thanks in advance.

Paul

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