clearOS 5.1 one more great UTM at free of cost

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    as most we guys already know about powerfull opensource router/firewall/gateway

    such as astaro, untangle, endian, ipcop, pfsense, smoothwall, at free of cost for home users.
    Now we see one more good utm adding to list clearOS 5.1 (formaly knows as clark connect)

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=260014

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    pfsense and smoothwall are firewall not utm but good for basic home user


    as for clearOS endian astaro and untangle ....... you dont need to learn linux they are very easy to install and use by browser gui just like a router all you need is a extra PC :D

    i personally found clearOS and endian most easiest and powerful :)
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Yeah it's more like an open source version of Small Business Server..you get e-mail and webserver and other infrastructure stuff.

    eBox is another similar product that's pretty cool.
     
  3. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    yes YeOldeStonecat thanks for ebox it feel like more user friendly i tried it long time ago

    but new one look definitely good its and it also got i7 filter, DansGuardian,snort....etc

    here its screenshots

    http://trac.ebox-platform.com/screenshots?index=9
     
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  4. lordraiden

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    Somebody know if i use the windows version of untangle and I install a normal AV this AV will scan in the same way like the AV included in untangle? or it's a concept totally different?

    Where i can find the feature list of clearos?

    I have been doing a little research and:
    Clearos has clamAV
    Untangle has clamAV but you can buy kaspersky
    Astaro has for free for home users AVira and ClamAV.
     
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  5. mack_guy911

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    previously i dont like astaro security gateway as their product is unclear for home users

    today i install astaro and trying it i must say its one of best security distro i ever used

    very smooth what i love about astaro is their dual scanning with avira

    in features astaro is pretty complicated to set as compare to clearOS which is pretty easy to setup

    astaro pros 1. very strong firewall built on SUSE Linux Enterprise
    2. very good forum support
    3. dual scanning with avira
    4 very good ips/ids
    5. inbuilt ping check/traceroute/dnslookup tools


    many more features i am not sure about vpn/ipsec where is its free or not now as i just installed it today on trial mode i can tell about it full feature for home after 30days.....:p

    cons: 1. hmmm complicated not easy to configure but once you got grip very rich features indeed
    2. by default ping test visible you have to disable it and manually set a rule for internal ping

    for astaro check this

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=260106



    as clearOS

    pros: 1.nice simple gui
    2. all best opensource features like snort/DansGuardian /i7 filter/Squid/selinux built on centos/fedora
    3. you can upgrade it via yum install
    4. snort is very strong ips/ids filter
    5. DansGuardian one of best content filter i ever seen
    6. very easy to understand and use so much gui features very powerful in features indeed and very easy
    7. protocol filter nice feature you can block p2p skype .jpg flash many ........etc with just one single click

    cons: still in rc1



    i used to have endian firewall over a year and didnt get any virus till date so cleasOS is kinda endian upgrade version with many more rich features


    its pictures give you a little idea

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/images/stories/screenshots-ClearOS-5.1-Final-Release/picture 12.png

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/images/stories/screenshots-ClearOS-5.1-Final-Release/picture 15.png


    features

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/Foundation/integrated-code.html

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/introduction.html

    please check online demos before using it i also say its on rc1 so wait if you can little while for full final release

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/live-demo.html

    you have to open outbound http port to 81 to check its demo

    as for untangle i say if you install on window mode

    it will install virtualbox and run form inside it its kinda heavy on resources

    i tried it with norton 2010 internet security suite installed and also untangle i run both on vista 32 bit :gack: its make my browsing slow and pc kinda using high cpu 60+ and ram usage upto 2 gb + :D its fair because vista+norton internet security 2010+untangle.exe


    your untangle work between your computer and internet in a virtual mode in virtualbox so you can install a av/firewall/internet security suite on your computer as well but it might be heavy on your resource and make your browsing slow

    if you got xp and atleast 2-3 gb ram with avira or kis guss it run better than that of my pc

    as for untangle to be honest its not one of my favourite

    at end all i wanna say if you got a spare pc upto p3 with 256-512 ram go for pfsense firewall based on bsd or endian firewall 2.3 and if you got a spare pc p4 or core with 1-2 gb ram go for astaro or clearOS for free home user :thumb:
     
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  6. lordraiden

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    But I think that Astaro is free for home users but you have to renew the license each year
    https://www.astaro.com/user/login
    In my opinion Astaro is the best that I have found maybe ClearOS can be a good alternative but they have to release the home verstion yet

    High Availability: OFF
    Protected IPs: 50
    Concurrent Connections: 32000
    Special: Home use only
    IPSecConnectionLimit: UNLIMITED
    HardwareAccelerator: OFF
    SiteLicense: OFF
    AVEngine: Astaro
    ClusterNodes: 0
    OEM: off
    LicenseMode: classic

    Subscriptions:
    EmailFiltering: ON - 10 Dec 2009 - 11 Dec 2012
    WebFiltering: ON - 10 Dec 2009 - 11 Dec 2012
    MaintenanceSilver: ON - 10 Dec 2009 - 11 Dec 2012
    EmailEncryption: ON - 10 Dec 2009 - 11 Dec 2012
    MaintenanceGold: OFF
    MaintenancePlatinum: OFF
    MaintenancePlatinumPlus: OFF
    ImP2p: OFF
     
  7. mack_guy911

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    i got a license but i loaded it. It say it support for year 2012 then i set my astaro to factory setting due to some problems of connection and reset every thing again now its on trial mode for 30 days i goona enter license after that

    as for ClearOS

    http://www.clearcenter.com/Services/services.html

    free security updates for 18 months.

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/introduction.html

    both are very good in their own kind astaro got few advantges like dual avscan and ClearOS as easy gui base features to set it give user more power it make me feel like i am using pctools outpost kinda window firewall very easy indeed
     
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  8. YeOldeStonecat

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    Untangle scans at the layer 7 level....it's done at the gateway. Any/all computers sitting behind the Untangle router are protected.

    If you're running Untangle for Windows (the virtual machine "demo" version)..that computer is not protected behind Untangle. I use Untangle at a lot of clients of mine, I don't like the Untangle for Windows...use that only as a way to quickly "test drive" the product to see its features, but Untangle is hungry for system resources, should really be used on dedicated hardware if you want to see how well it performs. I don't like putting edge/firewall devices in VMs anyways, IMO a firewall should have its own dedicated RED/WAN NIC.

    Untangle also has additional protection...the Spyware module, separate from the AV module..and utilizes a few different technologies.
     
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