IPCop 2.1.8: the Firewall distribution

IPCop web interface

As you know, there are hundreds and hundreds of Linux distributions, one for every taste or dedication. We have already seen special distributions for electronics, astronomers, education, pentesting, etc. Well now we present you IPCop 2.1.8, latest version of a distribution that allows you to implement a firewall.

It's free and can be a great security tool for business or home use. You can transform an old computer into a Firewall-UTM that protects your entire home or company network with the help of a simple web interface in which you can make security settings.

Although for some it is unknown, it is good to talk about the amount of options that developers provide us with this type of distribution for specific uses. IPCop for example gives us a great security tool, in the style of m0n0wall (a Firewall, this time based on the FreeBSD operating system).

In addition, IPCop allows easy installation addons that add extra security features, such as: BOT (Block Out Traffic), to block outbound traffic; Advanced Proxy, to improve the default proxy server and have a more advanced one; URL Filter, to create black and white lists of URLs and block their access for network users; etc.

This distribution that emerged as a SmoothWall fork, In addition to all the integrated Firewall and UTM (Unified Threat Management) functionalities, along with its addons, it also allows you to create demilitarized zones (DMZ).

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