Untangle not just for Schools
April 20, 2020

Untangle not just for Schools

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Untangle NG Firewall

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 this on and use it as our main firewall. We also purchased a few other modules that we needed for our organization. It is very easy and intuitive for anyone that has worked with other firewall and routers. It helps protect use while on the internet and provides VPN access to other locations. It has proven itself over and over since I first started using it about 10 years ago. They constantly update it to provide up-to-date security and new features. I have used this for home and office use. It does have a large following for school applications and if anything is good for schools it's great for businesses.
  • 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.
  • Using our own hardware Dell R720 Server having NO problems running this with our company size of 30 users.
  • Connecting to other Untangle running locations as VPN and connecting to other Cisco VPN locations.
  • Provides internet protection.
  • Provides failover for our internet as we have 2 connections.
Simple GUI interface and can run on your hardware a.k.a. old servers with 2 or more NIC's.
Lots of info online but for calling tech support you have to pay.

Do you think Untangle NG Firewall delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Untangle NG Firewall's feature set?


Did Untangle NG Firewall live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Untangle NG Firewall go as expected?


Would you buy Untangle NG Firewall again?


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.

Untangle NG Firewall Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
Visualization Tools
Content Inspection
Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Stateful Inspection