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SmoothWall, the firewall for home users

SmoothWall Express is an open source firewall distribution based on the GNU/Linux operating system. Linux is the ideal choice for security systems; it is well proven, secure, highly configurable and freely available as open source code. SmoothWall includes a hardened subset of the GNU/Linux operating system, so there is no separate OS to install. Designed for ease of use, SmoothWall is configured via a web-based GUI, and requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use.

SmoothWall Express turns a PC into a dedicated hardware firewall, which sits between your private network and the Internet. It does not allow any unauthorised data to pass through the firewall. There are no services offered to the Internet and SmoothWall Express will not respond to the network messages that hackers use to identify potential targets. It is therefore quite simply invisible to the legions of script kiddies, hackers and crackers looking for an interesting firewall to attack.

Key features

If using analog MODEM, ISDN, USB ADSL, Ethernet connection to the Internet
* network address translation, hide your computer IP address

Stateful packet inspection

* IP address tracking – trace those hackers using the in-build ‘Who is’ feature
* IP address blocking – create your own IP address block list
* Intrusion detection – find out who is ‘probing’ your network
* Comprehensive logging features – all events are logged for evidence
* Monitor network load graphically

No monitor; keyboard or mouse required

* Does not slow down the network or the broadband connection
* Remote access and remote shut down feature

DHCP Server , HTTP Proxy Server
Dynamic DNS
Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
Configuration backup and Secure Shell

Download Smoothwall Express here.


Rohit Srivastwa said...

Try IPCop also
much similar and more effective
it also has an option of VPN

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