Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall

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Score 9.6 out of 100
Untangle NG Firewall


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Honest opinion

9 out of 10
July 19, 2021
Currently used for both hosted and on prem services. This covers multiple services within our company such as VPNs, Access controls, Proxy …
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Untangle not just for Schools

10 out of 10
April 20, 2020
Untangle is a modern firewall/router platform that you can buy their hardware or use your own. I purchased a used Dell R720 server to run …
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Untangle NG is an awesome pick

9 out of 10
November 05, 2018
I use Untangle mostly for homes, and schools and enterprises where internet filtering is required. Untangle does a fantastic job of …
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Popular Features

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  • Content Inspection (5)
  • Policy-based Controls (5)
  • Visualization Tools (5)
  • Identification Technologies (5)

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Open Source Firewall


free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)

NG Firewall Complete


per month

z4 appliance


On Premise
one-time purchase

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $25 per month

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Product Details

What is 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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Untangle NG Firewall Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsNA
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Untangle NG Firewall starts at $25.

Reviewers rate Firewall Management Console and VPN and High Availability highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Untangle NG Firewall are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Hospital & Health Care industry.


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Reviews and Ratings




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Bryce Holland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations.

As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Midsized business is where I have used it. Have used it to connect to other Untangle boxes across town and in other countries with NO issues and works with MS Domains across these VPN connections. Probably less appropriate for small home networks or large businesses.
January 10, 2020

Awesome Firewall

Matthew Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
Untangle NG Firewall is excellent in just about any business. It doesn't matter if you have three workstations or 1000, it will work well. Of course, you need the hardware power. I'm not sure where it would not work. Maybe if you only have 1 or 2 workstations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.
Gary Lamontagne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.