[olug] Firewall / VPN Devices

Curtis LaMasters curtislamasters at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 02:20:39 UTC 2009

My company mostly pushes Cisco but the ASA line can be a bit tricky to
configure from time to time.  It has all the features you are asking
if you are willing to pay for them.

I personally recommend pfSense.  It has OpenVPN, IPSec, IDS/IPS,
Content filtering and plenty more.  If your boss or whoever has to pay
the bills is one who always thinks commercially backed products are
best, pfSense has you coverd there too.

I've also heard a number of people on forums liking Untangle.  I don't
have any keytime on one so I don't have much more on those.

Curtis LaMasters

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Christopher Cashell <topher-olug at zyp.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Dave Rowe <dave at roweware.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking for opinions / advice on the above.  I'm by no means a network guy, but need to evaluate / recommend a setup for our network at work.  Cross platform client support is a must (nix, mac, and win).  SSL VPN, IDS, etc.  Where should I look?  I'm coming here to prevent marketing / buzzword overload.  Also, while I'm not afraid of configuration, I'd prefer a more 'RonCo' approach, where maintenance is lower.
>> If nothing else, the correct places / companies to look at.
> There's a *lot* of options here, but I'd start by checking out Vyatta.
>  They make "Open Source Routers", everything is built on Linux, and
> they're very fully featured (they call them routers, but they have
> firewall support at least comparable to most commercial firewalls).
> VPN support includes OpenVPN and IPSec.  I believe they have some
> level of IDS (Snort based, probably) support.  Available as a
> (supported) software subscription, or as a hardware appliance.  Or,
> they do "Community Edition" releases regularly, too, if you want to
> roll your own.
>> -Dave
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> Christopher
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