Protect Your Wi-Fi Network With Untangle

By Eric Geier

February 24, 2011

Untangle can protect an entire network, adding layers of protection for mobile devices and personal computers, providing router and firewall capabilities along with a list of other features including anti-phishing, anti-malware, and even captive portal for your Wi-Fi network.

Untangle can protect an entire network, adding layers of protection for mobile devices and personal computers, providing router and firewall capabilities along with a list of other features including anti-phishing, anti-malware, and even captive portal for your Wi-Fi network.


As you're likely aware, guarding your PCs from malware - viruses, trojans, spyware - and hacking is crucial for protecting your files and data. However, don't forget about your mobile devices. Malware and hacking will be becoming more prevalent on smartphones, pads, and tablets. This makes network-wide security protection even more beneficial. It can cover your entire network, giving you protection for your mobile devices and adding a second layer of protection for your PCs.

There are several ways to implement network-wide security. Today we'll be discussing the Untangle platform, which you can install on a dedicated PC or run as a virtual machine (VM). It can also serve as your network's router and firewall, plus can give you many more additional features.

Untangle offers a free open source distribution called the Lite Package (which we'll discuss), in addition to premium offerings that start at $50 a month for up to 10 users.

Read "How to Protect an Entire Network with Untangle" at eSecurity Planet



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