Astaro Security Gateway

Astaro Security GatewayAstaro Security Gateway Home Edition is a Linux-based distro for protecting computer networks. It is one of the very first security products based on Linux, and “integrates complete Network, Web and Mail Security through an intuitive browser-based user interface.”

Origin – Home Page: Germany – Astaro Security Gateway Home Edition (HE).

Price: Astaro Security Gateway HE is free (registration required) for home or individual use.

Comments: Astaro Security Gateway HE is truely a full-featured network security solution. Very few products in its category offer the same set of features. Installation is pretty easy, and the browser-based management interface is just about as polished as it gets.

The following are just a subset of the functions performed by this distro: Provides protection against DoS and DDoS attacks, worms, etc; anti-virus zero-day heuristics; VPN access; anti-spam and anti-phishing protection; transparent email encryption; active/active Clustering with integrated load balancing; stateful VoIP support; user authentication via Active Directory, eDirectory, Radius, Tacacs+, LDAP or Local; IPS with real-time signature updates; SPI firewall, transparent proxies; P2P and instant messenger controls; URL filtering.

You may view the base features of Astaro Security Gateway Home Edition as well as that of other distros in the firewall cum router category in the feature overview of Linux and BSD firewall and router distros.

While Astaro Security Gateway HE is free for home or non-commercial use, you are limited to using it with no more than ten IP addresses. That means that a maximum of ten IP addresses, from your LAN, may be passing through is at any time.

Download You may download a CD iso image for installation here. Commercial entities may visit the Astaro Web site for purchasing information.

Tutorials/Tips: A series of excellent easy to follow video tutorials can be found here. You may also play with a live demo here.

Related Posts

NuFW.Live NuFW.Live is an authenticating firewall that is based on Knoppix. "It was developed as a means of testing NuFW. NuFW, an enterprise grade firewall tha...
ClearOS ClearOS is a Linux distribution derived from RedHat and CentOS. Formerly known as Clark Connect, it is developed and maintained by the Clear Foundatio...
pfSense "pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router." pfSense is a fork of m0n0wall, and use...
Devil-Linux "Devil-Linux is a distribution which boots and runs completely from CDROM. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive. De...
BackTrack BackTrack is a Slackware-based Linux live CD security distro focused on penetration testing. Designed to be run from CD, it provides ready access to ...
Untangle Network Gateway The Untangle Network Gateway is a network security distro based on Debian GNU Linux. It is intended to be run from a hard drive, with application pac...

We Recommend These Vendors

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *