Free web filter, firewall and vpn server

Recently I got asked by one of the clients to install for him, for a temporary period only, because he had some problems with the solution that was implemented, a router with vpn server and web filtering options. Because it was only meant to be temporary he didn’t want to have any expenses so he wanted some free software that he could put on one of his machines that weren’t used at time.

I wasn’t quite sure what to install at the time, but after some time on google I found a perfect solution.  A lite (free) version of Untangle.

As is states on their site it provides an entry-level multi-functional firewall, with:

  • Web Filter Lite
  • Virus Blocker
  • Spam Blocker
  • Attack Blocker
  • Phish Blocker
  • Spyware Blocker
  • Protocol Control
  • Captive Portal
  • Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • OpenVPN
  • Reports

It is a open-source solution built on Debian, and it is a pretty straight forward thing to install and configure, all you need is a clean PC to install it to.

you can download an iso image from this page