Linux Firewall Distro

frozenEyesfrozenEyes Member Posts: 18 ■■■□□□□□□□
hi guys,

i am looking for linux firewall distribution to deploy at a branch office to connect directly to our HQ site as a VPN Site to Site connection which has fortigate FW, i have seen Endian Firewall and pfSense. what do you suggest?



  • EV42TMANEV42TMAN Member Posts: 256
    I've used ClearOS in the past and its pretty good.
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  • MrAgentMrAgent Member Posts: 1,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    How about m0n0wall? Its BSD based, but Ive heard lots of good things about it.
  • jm0202jm0202 Member Posts: 87 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I asked kind of a similar question a few days ago...
    i think pfsensor is a good alternative
  • frozenEyesfrozenEyes Member Posts: 18 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • jm0202jm0202 Member Posts: 87 ■■□□□□□□□□
    This is a vulnerable ONLY if snort is installed with pfsense "Snort Package for pfSense /snort/snort_log_view.php logfile Parameter Remote Path Traversal File Access"
    It has been reported that this issue has been fixed. Upgrade to version 3.0.3 or higher to address this vulnerability<-- the fix is migrate to V3
  • Cert PoorCert Poor Member Posts: 240 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I discovered pfSense last fall and have been using it for home use (to give my home environment more enterprise features as well as a good learning experience) and I'm absolutely thrilled with the User Interface, available packages, and highly active community/forums. The development team is superb too. There, there's my bias. It's FreeBSD based so uses the BSD pf firewall instead of Linux's. IPsec and OpenVPN capabilities out of the box for a quick site-to-site VPN deployment. I believe it's a fork of m0n0wall so the interface resembles the older one. Definitely comes across to me as an "enterprise-ready" open source firewall distro that's an easy choice for SOHO and enterprises.

    There's my pitch. No commercial interest -- just a satisfied n00b/home user.
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