Sophos UTM Home Edition

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by TheKid7, Nov 6, 2012.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Has anyone given Sophos UTM Home Edition a try? Feedback?

    I have a 'not so old PC' with two NIC's. I am thinking about given it a try sometime in the future.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Rules

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    Thanks for heads up, i'm going to try it today.

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    "Our Free Home Use Firewall is a fully equipped software version of the Sophos UTM firewall, available at no cost for home users – no strings attached. It features full Network, Web, Mail and Web Application Security with VPN functionality and protects up to 50 IP addresses. The Sophos UTM Free Home Use firewall contains its own operating system and will overwrite all data on the computer during the installation process. Therefore, a separate, dedicated computer is needed, which will change into a fully functional security appliance. Just right for the spare PC you have sitting in the corner!"
     
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    It is my understanding that the Sophos UTM Home Edition has the option of using two (2) Antivirus Engines (Avira & Sophos). One (1) is used with the default settings. It sounds good to have scanning with two different AV Engines.
     
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    Very interesting indeed!

    Use a spare PC as a dedicated firewall gives you Entreprise strength protection.

    On the other hand, I suspect your home electric bill will take a hit.:(
     
  7. TheKid7

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    The spare PC that I am thinking about using has an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and 4 GB of RAM (Hardware Dated around the Year 2007). I purchased an Intel PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC a couple of years ago thinking that I was going to use the PC as an UTM. I tried out Untangle at that time but something did not seem to work out (It was probably me.).
     
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