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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



Forwarded with permission from: Security UPDATE 

=== 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

PRODUCTS
   - Disk Eraser Supports Vista
   - Wanted: Your Reviews of Products 

RESOURCES AND EVENTS

FEATURED WHITE PAPER

ANNOUNCEMENTS


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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 
free. 

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 
advantage. 

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 
below.
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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?
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million for qualified piracy reports. But don't start planning your 
earlier retirement just yet.
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New Trojan Heckles While It Works
   PandaLabs reported the discovery of a new Trojan that talks as it 
destroys your system. 
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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.
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Recent Security Vulnerabilities
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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.
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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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=== PRODUCTS ================================================== by Renee Munshi, products@windowsitpro.com 

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