NG-Micro Untangle Firewall Appliance

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by TheKid7, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    I currently do not have a full UTM (Unified Threat Management) device for my Home Network. I only have a wired UTM Firewall (No Antivirus). For several years, I have been thinking about building my own UTM hardware and installing/configuring Sophos UTM, but have never done the work.

    I see that very recently a new hardware appliance (NG-Micro Untangle Firewall Appliance) that comes with Untangle Free installed on it has been released.

    I also see that recently Untangle has came out with Home pricing ($5 per month, $50 per year) for their 'NG Firewall Complete' package.

    These look tempting.

    Are there any experienced Untangle Users here? If yes, please comment on Untangle.

    Please give your opinions/comments on the above UTM Operating System/Hardware combination.

    Thanks in Advance.
  2. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    My advice, is to spend the money of the appliance + license, in a good hardware and install on it pfsense or sophos XG in a virtual instance, and the use the remainin power of the machine for server purposes, owncloud, syncthing, music/video/images server...

    For a home use unless you need something very specific there is no a big difference between the features you would use from a UTM and the features of your home router or a good router.
  3. Sprocket

    Sprocket Registered Member

    Dec 24, 2012
    Or take the hardware you already have and install one of the Sophos free-for-home-use firewalls. You've been thinking about it for years - time to give it a try. (The Astaro-based UTM 9 is easier to configure (and more full-featured) than the current XG, but XG appears to be the future for Sophos, so take your pick.)