GUI firewall and router administration tool

Serg B sergeslists at
Sun Nov 11 14:48:08 UTC 2007

Firestarter is something along the lines of Zone Alarm. It is
definately not granular but non-the-less a great FW admin tool to use
on personal desktops.

If you want something advance (e.g. make various policies and deploy
them across the company) I strongly recommend Firewall Builder from If you have ever used Check Point the UI is (sort
of) like it only on lots and lots of steroids. This is basically an
enterprise grade tool with a VERY steep learning curve and enormous
functionality and control (yes it is open Source and installable via


On Nov 11, 2007 9:08 PM, Owen Townend <bowbowbow at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-11-10 at 21:09 -0800, Noah wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I am wondering if somebody could recommend a few GUI based firewalls and
> > router administration tools that has amazing granularity and makes
> > configuration a breeze.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Noah
> >
> Hey,
>   If you're using a dedicated box for routing/firewall then I'd
> recommend Smoothwall ( ).
>   It will most likely do everything you're after and is administered by
> a web gui.
>   It's easy to use and supports up to 4 interfaces (Web, LAN, DMZ,
> Wireless). You can do much the same with an Ubuntu-server install and
> webmin, but Smoothwall is a nice, elegant solution.
> cheers,
> Owen.
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