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Looking for software based firewall supporting mutiple WAN links

Posted on 2013-06-22
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Hello

I'm looking for advices about procuring a software based firewall solution that would (in order of importance)

supports multiple WAN links
allows load balancing / traffic shaping / fail-over
works within VMware VM
offers an intuitive management UI
based on open source solutions
has a friendly cost structure

Now I guess I could hack an openBSD VM and get something running for free but I'm looking for a little bit of comfort, as long as it doesn't break the bank :)

Any suggestion most welcome
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Zephyr ICT earned 2000 total points
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Pfsense comes to mind: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-WAN_2.0

There's plenty of open-source firewall applications available, pfsense can be installed in a VM without a problem.

There's also http://www.vyatta.com/, this one comes in 2 flavors, free and enterprise, also works in VM (they have a appliance available).
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Thanks - both seem to tick all items on my checklist and seem promising.
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