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Want a free alternative to SmoothWall products ?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Toxic, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I have been talking with the founder of Smoothwall Dick Morrell today.

    and he has a recommended alternative to smoothwall and its products for FREE.

    For those fed up with looking at paying for SmoothWall products or having multiple boxes please keep your cash in your pocket, this advice is pertinent for home, SME and corporate users of up to 250 users who need:

    SPI firewall
    Bandwidth Management
    Anti Spam
    Anti Virus
    VPN gateway
    Total Windows compatibility
    Content Filtering and Proxy Solution
    Snort IDS and automated Intrusion Protection System.
    Webserver with virtual domain support
    Webmail
    SSL support.

    for more information check out his blog here: Want a free alternative to Smoothwall products?

    get m0n0wall here: http://m0n0.ch/wall/
     
  2. esaym

    esaym LI Guru Member

    I don't follow. Smoothwall is free and highly configurable. There is an expensive more noob friendly version though for enterprises. I am guessing that might be what he is talking about which would be smoothwall corp instead of smoothwall express?:confused:
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    erm thats what it said.

    For those fed up with looking at paying for SmoothWall products or having multiple boxes please keep your cash in your pocket, this advice is pertinent for home, SME and corporate users of up to 250 users who need: etc etc.
     
  4. esaym

    esaym LI Guru Member

    oh I missed the corporate user part. If my company would let me I would install the free version of smoothwall in a heart beat though:thumbup:
     
  5. TheBashar

    TheBashar LI Guru Member

    This seems to be offline. Can you provide an up to date link on whatever it was you were posting about, or can you unsticky this thread if it is no longer relevant?

    Thanks
     
  6. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'm not 100% positive but http://ipcop.org/ is considered the Smoothwall alternative that is free. Some of the devs started a new project originally based on Smoothwall.
     
  7. nimby

    nimby LI Guru Member

    There also is a "free" smoothwall as well, called "Smoothwall Express" http://www.smoothwall.org/


    IPcop was started when the smoothwall development team basically forked because of differences of opinions. I think it's mentioned somewhere on the ipcop site.
     
  8. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  9. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

  10. ciscostu

    ciscostu LI Guru Member

    Or run PacketProtector on your WRTSL54GS to get IPS, web AV, content filtering, and gateway VPN without the extra hardware.
     
  11. KreditMe

    KreditMe Addicted to LI Member

    heycan you please tell me how can i install smoothwall???please help me.
     

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