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6 Great Virtual Firewalls and their Benefits.

6 Great Virtual Firewalls and their Benefits.
6 Great Virtual Firewalls and their Benefits.

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos runs inline with your current firewall to simply enable Synchronized Security on any network, reveals hidden risks on your network, also unknown apps and top risk users, advanced threats and a lot more, automatically responds to incidents, and immediately identifying and isolating infected systems until they are ready to be cleaned up, It also offers a block against unknown threats with comprehensive suite of advanced protection with IPS, ATP, Sandboxing, and more.


the pfSense project is a completely free network firewall distribution, placed on the FreeBSD operating system along with a custom kernel, containing third party free software packages for extra functionality. pfSense software, using the help of the package system, can easily give the same functionality or more of common commercial firewalls, without any of the artificial limitations. This comes with a web interface for the configuration of all included components. You will not require to have any UNIX knowledge, and won’t have to use the command line for anything, not having to ever manually edit any rule sets, the features of pfsense are flexible and customisable, these features are, Network Address Translation (NAT), Multi-WAN, Server Load Balancing, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Dynamic DNS and more, this stand-alone firewall is great at what it does.

Fortigate Firewall

Made from Fortinet’s security platform, Fortigate allows a one-stop-shop reach to network protection which includes a firewall, Virtual Private Network (VPN), along with application control, antimalware, antispam, IPS, wireless control and web filtering.

It gives two different types of firewall, the enterprise firewall and the next generation firewall, so depending on the firewall you’re looking for, Fortigate may tailor to you, Both are very high-performance firewalls, specifically made for larger businesses.

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Comodo grants an amazing firewall, capable of efficiently filtering ICMP, and outbounds TCP and UDP traffic then monitors any connection that is made within your network, recognizing any connection that isn’t safe.
A downside to this firewall is the pop-ups notifications it pesters users with, so these who’d like a silent firewall that works behind the scenes may use something different, But this could be forgiven because of Comodo’s high-quality response to any outside attempts who try to  methodically uncover user data with things such as keyloggers, Comodo detects it and stops it before any data is stolen.

Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM Essential Firewall is the free version of Sophos UTM software, this provides core security functions for businesses that are medium-sized and are in need of network protection.

This firewall allows network protection for infinite IP addresses, along with features such as DNS server and proxy, bridging, stateful packet inspection firewall and network address translation, as well as a web-based GUI in local languages and more.

Any businesses who need effective logging and reporting capabilities, Sophos UTM can provide hardware reports in real-time.


VirtualPF is an excellent firewall which allows Loadbalance / Failover your firewall for better stability, including attack mitigation, this firewall protects any virtual environment, Hyper-V, XenServer, VMware, Proxmox, all of these are gonna need environment protection against threats and needs a solid and scalable firewall, once VirtualPF is clustered it uses the power of loadbalancing, mixed with the safety of failover services and custom IP addresses, this ensures your network is scalable.

VirtualPF is very powerful with many features and functions and it comes with a user-friendly interface and is completely free, another thing this firewall provides is, built in intrusion detection and prevention, it inspects any inbound and outbound network activity then identifies suspicious patterns which may indicate someone is trying to break into or compromise your network or system.




Updated on December 25, 2017

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