is making the Essential Firewall edition of its flagship security solution, Astaro Security Gateway, available for free. The Essential Firewall edition includes all the necessary functionality that small and medium-sized organizations need to secure their networks, the Wilmington, Mass.-based company said in a news release.
Available as software or virtual appliance, it includes
• Internet Router, Bridging, DNS server & proxy, DynDNS, DHCP server & relay, NTP support, automatic QoS;
• Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall & Network Address translation (DNAT/SNAT/Masquerading);
• PPTP and L2TP over IPSec support (including iPhone support) for remote access;
• Full logging on local hard drive, searching, real-time reports for hardware, network usage and network security, daily executive reports
• A Web-based GUI in local languages, setup wizard, configuration backup and restore, administrator notifications, SNMP support, centralized management via Astaro Command Center (also free of charge) .
The software can be downloaded here: