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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, chromebooks, 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, pools and spas, HVAC, music and podcasts, 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 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:

*Each of these applications can be purchased separately.

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

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

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 u25 or u50. You’ll be deploying NG Firewall in bridge mode between your Wi-Fi router and modem.
 
To run Untangle as your Wi-Fi router, you’ll need to purchase a u25w, a Linksys WRT1900ACS, or a Turris Omnia router. The u25w is available pre-imaged with NG Firewall, so you’ll be ready to plug-and-play. The Linksys WRT1900ACS can be purchased pre-imaged through our partner, FlashRouters, or you can build your own router by following the instructions for flashing. The Turris Omnia router is available for purchase in Europe.
 
Whatever option you choose, you’ll want to be sure to get a license subscription for HomePro.