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Untangle at Home

Today’s home networks are more complex than ever before. The exponential increase in devices that can be interconnected is never-ending. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, your friends’ devices joining the Wi-Fi…it doesn’t stop there. Now with home automation and the Internet of Things (IoT), home security systems, appliances, stereo systems, and TVs and gaming consoles are all connected to the internet.

Visibility and Control

The biggest challenge facing home networks isn’t necessarily even security, though that is an issue that continues to grab headlines. It’s the lack of visibility into and control over what’s happening on your network. This is where Untangle can help. Unlike today’s home Wi-Fi routers, Untangle NG Firewall logs traffic for rich, robust reporting into every facet of what’s happening online: sites your kids are visiting, neighbors jumping on your wireless network, and your newest IP-enabled gadget phoning home. NG Firewall allows you to create rules for managing access to websites, applications, and content based on criteria like device, user, time of day, day of the week, and more. You can see the effect of those rules through drill-down reports that can be monitored via the 360° Dashboard, a single pane of glass view into what’s happening on your network.

NG Firewall for the Home

You may already be running Untangle at your business, school or organization. Now you can run Untangle at home, at a reasonable price. For only $50 a year, you can run HomePro on your own hardware, in a virtualized environment or on an Untangle appliance.

The HomePro package includes all NG Firewall applications, free and paid, except for:

With HomePro, you still receive the benefit of Virus Blocker Lite. Both Live Support and Virus Blocker applications can be purchased separately.

NOTE: HomePro license available for residential, non-commercial use only.

Features

  • Premium web content filtering.
  • Create web usage restrictions, with different settings for adults, teens, and kids.
  • Leverage multiple Internet Service Providers SPs for better bandwidth availability.
  • Control any application or protocol with a checkbox or use the Integrated Rules Engine to leverage other Untangle apps for complex rules.
  • Restrict access to specific applications simply by clicking a checkbox, or set up rules across Untangle’s wide range of apps for powerful access controls.
  • Block spam messages so that they don’t hit your inbox

Ready to Get Started with Untangle NG Firewall on Your Home Network?

You have a couple of options:

  • Run Untangle inline with your current Wi-Fi router
  • Run Untangle as your Wi-Fi router

To run Untangle inline with your current Wi-Fi router, you need to install Untangle on your own server with 2 NICs or purchase a ready-to-go appliance like the z4 or z4w. You’ll be deploying NG Firewall in bridge mode between your Wi-Fi router and modem.

Whatever option you choose, you’ll want to be sure to get a license subscription for HomePro.

Run NG Firewall at Home

Resources

Securing the Distributed Enterprise Whitepaper
Securing the Distributed Enterprise WP Solutions at Home
Safeguarding Your Network From IoT Device
Safeguarding Your Network from IoT Devices WP Solutions at Home Form

There is no doubt in my mind that your software is miles ahead of the software on any consumer wireless router I have used.
Dan Mann, NG Firewall HomePro Subscriber

Why do I choose to use Untangle? That’s an easy answer: Because it WORKS!
David Adams, NG Firewall HomePro Subscriber

Between Web Filter and Application Control this gives me such fine control of what happens within the home environment.
Jeremy Patrick, NG Firewall HomePro Subscriber

All-in-all I am very thankful that Untangle has offered this product to the home user… It is one more way to try to protect my family and children from various Internet threats and provide education on their activities.
Michael Norton, NG Firewall HomePro Subscriber