Untangle: Open Source Network Security Software

By Eric Geier | Posted February 24, 2011

Securing your small business network today takes more than antivirus software and a firewall. The layered approach (not to be confused with the layered look), where you employ multiple security applications – intrusion protection, encryption, AV, spyware, antispam, to name a few -- to create a stronger business network defense than the individual elements can provide on their own.

With the increase in small businesses using mobile devices, it's important to include them in any network security plan. Our sister site, eSecurityPlanet.com looks at Untangle -- open source network security software that can protect your entire network, including mobile devices.


As you’re likely aware, guarding your PCs from malware – viruses, trojans, spyware – and hacking is crucial for protecting your files and data. However, don’t forget about your mobile devices. Malware and hacking will be becoming more prevalent on smartphones, pads, and tablets. This makes network-wide security protection even more beneficial. It can cover your entire network, giving you protection for your mobile devices and adding a second layer of protection for your PCs.

Read the complete article: How to Protect an Entire Network with Untangle

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