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Untangle Security Suite Is Free for All
Untangle Security Suite Is Free for All
Untangle Security Suite Is Free for All
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=== CONTENTS ==================================================
IN FOCUS: Untangle Security Suite Is Free for All
NEWS AND FEATURES
- BSA's New Million Dollar Reward?
- New Trojan Heckles While It Works
- MySpace Profiles Propagate Flux Bot
- Recent Security Vulnerabilities
GIVE AND TAKE
- Security Matters Blog: Trojan.Srizbi in the Kernel
- FAQ: Finding Vista's DLL Cache
- Free Black Hat Briefings Show Passes!
- Innovators Contests Reward Ingenious IT Solutions!
- Share Your Security Tips
- Disk Eraser Supports Vista
- Wanted: Your Reviews of Products
RESOURCES AND EVENTS
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=== IN FOCUS: Untangle Security Suite Is Free for All ============ by Mark Joseph Edwards, News Editor, mark at ntsecurity / net
Late last year, Metavize changed its name to Untangle and launched a
new strategy for marketing its products, offering its unified threat
management (UTM) solutions free of charge to companies with 10 or fewer
employees. Untangle offered its solutions to larger companies for $75
per month. But the company will now give the software to anyone for
The company will base its revenue on support packages along with "a set
of premium products like additional applications, and additional
functionality that extends the platform under a commercial license. So
while the platform and most applications are free, we're selling
applications like Remote Access Portal (an SSL VPN) or additional
platform functionality like Active Directory integration and policy
management," wrote Dirk Morris, founder and CTO at Untangle.
This means that you have absolutely no excuse not to have a decent
gateway security platform protecting your network. You can now get your
hands on a unified platform of 12 vital security tools with no software
acquisition cost. The platform filters email for spam, spyware,
phishing scams, viruses, and other attacks and filters Web content. It
also includes a firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), protocol
controls, VPN, routing, and reporting. The tools are based on tried and
tested open source solutions, such as Snort, SpamAssassin, Vipul's
Razor, Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV), and OpenVPN. Although you can easily
get any of those tools and more on your own, Untangle makes them
available in a customized unified platform, which is definitely an
If you want to buy Untangle's support and other tools such as Active
Directory (AD) integration, prices are based on the number of users you
need to support. The company maintains a forum, mailing list, and wiki
to help you network with other users of the tools. Untangle also offers
preinstalled server appliances if you want to go that route. Overall, I
think Untangle's offer is affordable and attractive.
If you're interested, take a look at the demos and screen shots at the
first URL below. The GUI demo is especially helpful. It requires Java
to run, and it lets you log on to a live demo server running on
Untangle's network, so you can go through every aspect of the
management interface and get a feel for using the platform. If you'd
rather watch a Flash video demo of the interface, see the second URL
To get a more thorough overview of the applications, visit the first
URL below. If you want to try the platform, go to the second URL below,
where you can download an ISO image that lets you make an installation
CD-ROM, or you can order a CD-ROM and Untangle will ship it to you for
free. You can also get the source code in an installable ISO format, as
a tarball, or via Subversion. Go to the third URL below and look for
the Get the Code section in the Developers box on the left.
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=== SECURITY NEWS AND FEATURES ================================
BSA's New Million Dollar Reward?
Business Software Alliance--an organization that goes after
companies that violate software licenses--said it will offer up to $1
million for qualified piracy reports. But don't start planning your
earlier retirement just yet.
New Trojan Heckles While It Works
PandaLabs reported the discovery of a new Trojan that talks as it
destroys your system.
MySpace Profiles Propagate Flux Bot
MySpace profile pages are once again being used to launch malicious
code. This time the code turns a computer into a member of a botnet by
installing FluxBot, also known as Fast Flux.
Recent Security Vulnerabilities
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Alerts, which inform you about recently discovered security
vulnerabilities. You can also find information about these
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=== GIVE AND TAKE =============================================
SECURITY MATTERS BLOG: Trojan.Srizbi in the Kernel
by Mark Joseph Edwards, http://list.windowsitpro.com/t?ctl=5D91C:57B62BBB09A692791642447F9ECE4A4A
Have you read about the Srizbi Trojan? It runs in kernel mode and is
supposedly a bit difficult to remove.
FAQ: Finding Vista's DLL Cache
by John Savill, http://list.windowsitpro.com/t?ctl=5D91A:57B62BBB09A692791642447F9ECE4A4A
Q: Where is the Windows File Protection dllcache folder in Vista?
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