Solved

Looking for software based firewall supporting mutiple WAN links

Posted on 2013-06-22
2
464 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
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
0
Comment
Question by:Alexandre Takacs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Zephyr ICT earned 500 total points
ID: 39267994
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).
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Alexandre Takacs
ID: 39268111
Thanks - both seem to tick all items on my checklist and seem promising.
0

Featured Post

Is your NGFW recommended by NSS Labs?

Ours is! NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Test gives the WatchGuard Firebox M4600 a "Recommended" rating! Curious where your NGFW landed on the  Security Value Map? See the map and download the full report today!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Displaying an arrayList in a listView using the default adapter is rarely the best solution. To get full control of your display data, and to be able to refresh it after editing, requires the use of a custom adapter.
This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
Progress

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question