Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall

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Score 9.6 out of 100
Untangle NG Firewall


Recent Reviews

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
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.untangle.com/cart


  • 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
Review Source
  • Multiple security apps (Web Filter, Virus Scanner, Bandwidth Control, Application Control, SSL Inspection, IDS/IPS, Threat Prevention, etc) all work together to provide a multi-layer security approach.
  • The logs and reporting are detailed and extensive. That can sometimes be overwhelming, but also invaluable once you know how to use them.
  • Untangle is much, much more than "just" a web filter. The academic discount is completely worth what is provided.
  • Of course, Untangle support is very good. Their community forums are also very strong.
  • These areas of improvement have already been submitted to Untangle for review. One of them is the ability to filter by user groups the login access used by the Captive Portal app.
  • This is always under improvement, but working on the reports to help them to not be as overwhelming to new users. Also the ability to have a dedicated reporting "dashboard" for specific users, especially if parents request that information. It can be done, but it isn't that easy to set up.
  • Finally, due to recent academic developments, the ability to expand an existing Untangle appliance to the cloud for cloud-based filtering would be amazing for schools. That is easy to say, but obviously more difficult to achieve.
July 19, 2021

Honest opinion

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • VPNs.
  • Access Control.
  • Location Control.
  • Web Filter.
  • Proxy.
  • Threat Prevention.
  • Firewall.
  • Application Control.
  • Reporting.
  • Active Directory/LDAP connections.
  • Intrusion Prevention.
  • Ease of use.
  • Documentation.
  • More access to logs via Web UI.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy to understand with its graphical interface.
  • Runs on Linux so it's durable and safe.
  • Supports major VPN's and is compatible with Cisco.
  • Protecting kids while on internet with modules it has that some cost.
  • Can run on many types of hardware from servers to some home firewall units.
  • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
  • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
  • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
  • 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).
Ken Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Gary Lamontagne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.