Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. There are many innovative features implemented in Untangle NG Firewall 13.0, including Tags and Triggers, which promise to speed up enforcement and configuration. While tagging lets sysadmins tag a host, user or device to quickly create policies, triggers allow them to tag same things when a specific event occurs.