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Untangle NG Firewall is an open-source firewall and gateway security platform. It offers a free core firewall platform with paid add-ons, and a cloud-based management platform with a variety of deployment options for smaller teams.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/1G/OL/1ZTB7ZMOO181.pngBalance is everything and NG Firewall is very good at it.Untangle NG firewall is being used as a firewall, as a web filter, as a VPN and most importantly as a way to achieve PCI compliance and as a way to keep the internal network as safe as possible by limiting access in any direction to just what is needed and by checking all traffic.,The firewall is easy to set up and manage. The open VPN while not as feature rich as some other options is rock solid and consistently needs nothing The web filter app is great, it's easy to block broad categories or specific things as well as white list whatever is needed. Support is responsive and accurate.,The dashboard could be a little more customizable. I've run into situations where custom reports do not save correctly. It's not always clear where certain configurations are located, but it's still easy to find them quickly.,10,It's allowed us to be PCI compliant which we need to do business. It's allowed us to not only be PCI compliant but follow best practice to be actually as secure as we can be. It's really presented us with a lot of flexibility in terms of how we connect to other services. There is some maintenance, but it's very minimal.,,Bold360, Adobe Acrobat DC, Microsoft Office 365Untangle NG is an awesome pickI use Untangle mostly for homes, and schools and enterprises where internet filtering is required. Untangle does a fantastic job of integrating with AD and creating user/group based policies, traffic rate-limiting/squashing; permitting pertinent social media, but blocking things like Facebook games that add no value to a day to day business environment. The newly created integration of SD-WAN functionality makes connecting your remote offices a breeze (which I've done with a company that manages 10 different apartment complexes in 3 states).,Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school. Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy. Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low. Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.,The UI could be a little flashier. Getting your license file moved from one firewall to another can be tough at times... but support is great if you need it. Ability to upload reports to a portal versus getting them emailed would be best (some reports can get 100+ Mb depending on all the bells and whistles).,9,Easy setup and implementation made ROI easy to achieve. An Untangle HA solution is 1/2-1/3 the cost of a comparable Cisco/Checkpoint/Palo Alto solution. non-business internet usage has nearly ground to a halt. SD-WAN integration made it easy to connect branch offices quickly without complicated IPSEC configuration.,pfSense,Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series, Cisco ASA, Check Point 4000 AppliancesGreat product, flexible and intuitiveI use Untangle NG Firewall at our main facility, our offsite clinic locations and I installed one for a private clinic. We use it mainly for web filtration but we also utilize the antivirus, intrusion detection, ad blocking etc. Untangle protects our whole organization. Untangle has almost completely stopped malware infections and prevents bandwidth from being wasted on non-business related activities. We have policies configured so that some users are directed through specific racks that are not as restrictive as the default rack. It just works and does not impact the business processes of the organization.,Web filtration works well and is very easy to manage. The interface is intuitive and makes dealing with end user issues quick and easy to resolve. Bandwidth control is a nice feature that quickly lets you determine where the offending bandwidth consumer is. The reporting feature is rich and the emailed reports help you determine any potential problems that may need to be addressed.,Probably the documentation, the online tutorials could be a little more up to date and clearer.,9,The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities. The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.,Barracuda Web FilterUntangle NG Firewall ReviewWe use Untangle NG Firewall to protect our network from viruses, spam, phishing, and advertisements. In addition to those features, we use it to prevent users from going to websites that they shouldn't be going to while at work. It is deployed for the whole organization and has helped reduce malware infections from our domain computers while improving employee productivity.,Filters websites by category. Blocks and quarantines large amounts of spam. The reporting module is very detailed. Support team is very responsive. The dashboard is a great feature.,A network inventory app would be helpful.,10,Before my installation, I was getting called 3-4 times a week to clean malware infections. Now I am getting called 3-4 times a year. Employees are far more productive when they can't access their social media from their work computers. Spam has been blocked and quarantined from hitting our users' inboxes, drastically reducing the time it takes to sort through daily email.,SonicWall Web Content Filtering Services,Microsoft Exchange
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Untangle NG firewall is being used as a firewall, as a web filter, as a VPN and most importantly as a way to achieve PCI compliance and as a way to keep the internal network as safe as possible by limiting access in any direction to just what is needed and by checking all traffic.
  • The firewall is easy to set up and manage.
  • The open VPN while not as feature rich as some other options is rock solid and consistently needs nothing
  • The web filter app is great, it's easy to block broad categories or specific things as well as white list whatever is needed.
  • Support is responsive and accurate.
I think for anyone that is concerned about security or connectivity Untangle has you covered from a home user protecting the family with a free product to a large organization using the full paid service NG Firewall is a very capable tool in the toolbox for anyone looking to keep the bad stuff out while still maintaining full functionality.
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I use Untangle mostly for homes, and schools and enterprises where internet filtering is required. Untangle does a fantastic job of integrating with AD and creating user/group based policies, traffic rate-limiting/squashing; permitting pertinent social media, but blocking things like Facebook games that add no value to a day to day business environment. The newly created integration of SD-WAN functionality makes connecting your remote offices a breeze (which I've done with a company that manages 10 different apartment complexes in 3 states).
  • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
  • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
  • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
  • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
Places where it's well suited:
  • Churches/schools/small to medium businesses
  • SD-WAN
  • Web filtering appliance
  • Captive portal for guest wifi
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I use Untangle NG Firewall at our main facility, our offsite clinic locations and I installed one for a private clinic. We use it mainly for web filtration but we also utilize the antivirus, intrusion detection, ad blocking etc. Untangle protects our whole organization. Untangle has almost completely stopped malware infections and prevents bandwidth from being wasted on non-business related activities. We have policies configured so that some users are directed through specific racks that are not as restrictive as the default rack. It just works and does not impact the business processes of the organization.
  • Web filtration works well and is very easy to manage. The interface is intuitive and makes dealing with end user issues quick and easy to resolve.
  • Bandwidth control is a nice feature that quickly lets you determine where the offending bandwidth consumer is.
  • The reporting feature is rich and the emailed reports help you determine any potential problems that may need to be addressed.
I think the Untangle NG Firewall is well suited for any environment even for home use. It's possible it may not be well suited for very large networks but I think they build appliances to accommodate several sizes of networks.
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We use Untangle NG Firewall to protect our network from viruses, spam, phishing, and advertisements. In addition to those features, we use it to prevent users from going to websites that they shouldn't be going to while at work. It is deployed for the whole organization and has helped reduce malware infections from our domain computers while improving employee productivity.
  • Filters websites by category.
  • Blocks and quarantines large amounts of spam.
  • The reporting module is very detailed.
  • Support team is very responsive.
  • The dashboard is a great feature.
Untangle NG Firewall is well suited in most scenarios where you are looking for a piece of software that can perform many functions, such as web filtering, spam prevention, phishing prevention, application control, and IP Sec VPN. They offer different licensing options with the paid product. The free product comes with a handful of apps and does not include technical support.
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Untangle NG Firewall Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Identification Technologies (1)
10
Visualization Tools (1)
10
Content Inspection (1)
9
Policy-based Controls (1)
9
Active Directory and LDAP (1)
9
Firewall Management Console (1)
10
Reporting and Logging (1)
10
VPN (1)
9
High Availability (1)
10
Stateful Inspection (1)
10
Proxy Server (1)
10

About Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall is an open-source firewall and gateway security platform. It features a free firewall platform with paid add-ons for customizable functionality. These features, many of which have a free version, include intrusion protection, virus blocker, app control, SSL inspection, bandwidth control, reporting, and VPN (including OpenVPN). Untangle also provides a cloud-based management console for remote management. It can be deployed on-premises or as SaaS, and virtualized or cloud-based. The vendor claims the platform is designed for small IT teams with limited budgets.

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