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Free and Open Source Network UTM Firewalls

Free and Open Source Network UTM  Firewalls

Endian deliver an open source UTM firewall which consists of stateful packet inspection, application layer proxy for protocols including HTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP. The UTM firewall also supports anti-spam security, web content filtering and VPN functionality based on OpenSource VPN.

 Moonwall provide a firewall based on FreeBSD and a combination of other software utilities.

pfSense is a free open source firewall and router.

Shorewall firewall is a tool designed to configure Netfilter.

Smoothwall Express is an open source firewall based on a hardened GNU/Linux OS.

Sophos firewalls (formally Astaro) are offered in appliance, software and virtual based platforms. Sophos is a well regarded security vendor and provides complete UTM functionality within their Astaro range of firewall devices. Sophos offer a free version of their firewall where you can deploy the basic firewall in your environment for free. Modules can then be purchased if other features are required such as content filtering and VPN.

StillSecure deliver a software based firewall solution known as Cobia. Cobia can be installed on VMware as well. Cobia includes the ability to perform Routing, DHCP, DNS, Wireless, Firewall, VPN, Content Filtering, Reporting and more. Cobia can use modules provided by StillSecure or other third party organisations and developers. Cobia software comes as a public community license and a commercial use license. Via the StillSecure Community License, users can freely download and modify the source code.

Vyatta Core is an open source firewall offering IPv4 and IPv6 routing, intrusion prevention , stateful firewalling, IPSec and SSL OpenVPN and more.

Zeroshell is a Linux based firewall. The firewall has some good functionality such as the ability to load balance internet connections, integrate with LDAP, captive portal for web login authentication and more.

Zorp is an application layer firewall based on the Python scripting language.

Firewall Management Software Solutions Vendor List

AlgoSec deliver Firewall Analyzer which provides firewall policy auditing, policy cleanup, risk analysis, change monitoring and more. Algosec supports all the major firewall vendors. Algosec also offer AlgoSec FireFlow which is a change management solution.

Athena Security have a solution known as FirePAC that can clean up firewall policies, provide auditing and optimisation. Athena Security also offer a free tool called Firewall Browser which can help you find rules based on certain network criteria and supports Cisco, Checkpoint and Netscreen firewalls.

Secure Passage is a specialist in managing firewalls and offer a solution called Firemon. Firemon will give you visibility to unused rules and which rules are used and the frequency they are used. Firemon supports a large range of firewalls such as Cisco Checkpoint and others. Firemon also supports routers and load balancers. The solution will help you keep in control of your firewall policies, provide PCI DSS assistance, policy cleanup and provides other advantages as well.

 Skybox Security is a firewall management device that helps controlling firewall risks and provides visibility of network topology and firewall device configuration.
Tufin SecureTrak delivers firewall management, auditing and change control and automation.

List of Firewall appliances Company in India

List of Firewall appliances Company in India

In general, a computer appliance is a computing device with a specific function and limited configuration ability, and a software appliance is a set of computer programs that might be combined with just enough operating system (JeOS) for it to run optimally on industry standard computer hardware or in a virtual machine.

A firewall appliance is a combination of a firewall software and an operating system that is purposely built to run a firewall system on a dedicated hardware or virtual machine. These include:

  • embedded firewalls: very limited-capability programs running on a low-power CPU system,
  • software-based firewall appliances: a system that can be run in independent hardware or in a virtualised environment as a virtual appliance
  • hardware-based firewall appliances: a firewall appliance that runs on a hardware specifically built to install as a network device, providing enough network interfaces and CPU to serve a wide range of purposes. From protecting a small network (a few network ports and few megabits per second throughput) to protecting an enterprise-level network (tens of network ports and gigabits per second throughput).

The following table lists different firewall appliances lists.

Firewall License Cost OS
Check Point Proprietary Included on Check Point
security gateways
Proprietary operating system Check Point IPSO
and Gaia (Linux-based)
FortiGate Proprietary Included on all Fortigate
devices
Proprietary, FortiOS
Palo Alto Networks Proprietary Included on Palo Alto
Networks firewalls
Proprietary operating system PANOS
WatchGuard Proprietary Included on all
WatchGuard firewalls
Proprietary operating system
Sophos Proprietary Included on Sophos UTM Linux-based appliance
Cisco Asa Firepower Proprietary Included on all CISCO
ASA devices
Proprietary operating system
Cisco PIX Proprietary Included on all CISCO
PIX devices
Proprietary operating system
Mcafee Firewall Proprietary Included on Intel Security Appliance Linux-based appliance
Juniper SSG Proprietary Included on Netscreen
security gateways
Proprietary operating system ScreenOS
Juniper SRX Proprietary Included on SRX
security gateways
Proprietary operating system Junos
Sonicwall Proprietary Included on Dell appliance Proprietary operating system SonicOs
Barracuda Firewall Proprietary Included Firewall Next Generation appliance Windows-based appliance
embedded firewall distribution
Cyberoam Proprietary Included Firewall Sophos appliance Windows-based appliance
embedded firewall distribution
D-Link Proprietary Included Firewall DFL Windows-based appliance
embedded firewall distribution
Endian Firewall Proprietary Free / Paid Linux-based appliance
Opendium Iceni Proprietary Free / Paid Linux-based, with optional web filtering / auditing.
IPCop GPL Free / Paid Linux-based appliance
firewall distribution
pfSense ESF/BSD Free / Paid FreeBSD-based appliance
firewall distribution
IPFire GPL Free / Paid Linux/NanoBSD-based appliance
firewall distribution
Untangle GPL Free / Paid Linux/NanoBSD-based appliance
firewall distribution
Zeroshell GPL Free / Paid Linux/NanoBSD-based appliance
firewall distribution
SmoothWall GPL Free / Paid Linux-based appliance
embedded firewall distribution
WinGate GPL Free / Paid Windows-based appliance
embedded firewall distribution
Calyptix Security BSD Free OpenBSD-based appliance
firewall distribution
Halon Security BSD Free OpenBSD-based appliance
Vantronix BSD Free OpenBSD-based appliance