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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.