The Sphirewall team is pleased to announce today the release of version 0.9.9.7, the latest version of the Sphirewall open source firewall. We feel that this is an important release and a significant achievement that brings users some of the most powerful features yet.
What sets Sphirewall apart from the pack?
Sphirewall is a network router/firewall built from the ground up to offer what others cannot. Sphirewall is designed to allow network administrators an unparalleled level of control over their network through a carefully designed set of core features. The Sphirewall system is designed to be easily incorporated into existing networks, so end-users and administrators can immediately benefit from its powerful and extensible features without unnecessary complication.
Key components of Sphirewall include its unique ability to manage network users and define complex rules based on group membership. Other unique features include highly configurable HTTP/HTTPS web filtering and a powerful analytics engine that allows administrators full network visibility.
What’s new in 0.9.9.7 Stable?
- Native Debian 7.1 support
- 3.2 Linux Kernel support
- Significant improvements to the web filtering system
- Performance and stability improvements
- Improvements to the web management interface
- Network bridge support, transparent filtering ability.
- Release of the S3 Network Firewall Appliance! (see more below)
For a more detailed description of all updates and changes please view the Release Notes.
S3 Network Firewall Appliance – Shipping now
In parallel to this milestone release, we are also pleased to announce the availability of our competitively priced S3 Network Firewall Appliance, for which there has been much interest.
The S3 is the latest generation of Sphirewall devices, utilising Intel Atom technology to provide high performance for a demanding network environment. The S3, coupled with 4x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, loves high traffic volume networks. It is our flagship network appliance and is designed as a workhorse, delivering rock-solid stability that you can depend on. All new S3 devices include a 1 Year Support Contract.
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