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5 Best Linux/BSD Firewall Tools

Dec 17, 2008, 10:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"1. IPCop
At its very core, IPCop is in fact a firewall appliance before all else. And as many of you might suspect, IPCop happens to be a Linux distribution with the sole function of acting as a hardware firewall, thus protecting your network from threats outside and from within. IPCop can be installed via CD, Flash Drive, HTTP/FTP network setups and is fairly straight forward to setup.

"Considering the offering of multiple language support and the fact that this little Linux distribution will run on pretty much anything, it is a proven homegrown firewall. Speaking of support, I should also point out that IPCop has a number of very cool add-ons as well. My two favorites are Banish and Copfilter, which is used to filter out malware and viruses in real time.

"2. M0n0wall"

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