Home Internet Security: Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall – Part 3

And now we get to the meat (or if you are a vegetarian, the tofu) of Untangle: the Apps. Apps extend the basic functionality of the system and add the real security capabilities. I'll take you through the four free ones ("Lite" versions) that I use for my home.Web Filter LiteThe Web Filter Lite app allows... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall – Part 2

Let's dive deeper into the configuration options of the Untangle Firewall.NetworkThe "Network" config option has all the info to set up the device to talk on your network. I should mention now that to "close" a panel, you need to visit the lower right of your screen and choose an option. I say this because, on my... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Let’s Meet ELSA

Today we are continuing this Home Internet Security series by examining one tool built into the SecurityOnion product: ELSA (Enterprise Log Search and Archive).What is ELSA?The ELSA web site has a good description of what this tool is/does:ELSA is a centralized syslog framework built on Syslog-NG, MySQL, and Sphinx full-text search. It provides a fully asynchronous... Continue Reading →

Home Internet Security: Unwrapping the Onion

If you've read my last post, then your home network is configured for monitoring.CAVEAT - I'm not an expert in IDS alerts, SNORT/Suricata rule-writing, network traffic analysis, making waffles from scratch or SecurityOnion and the projects that are implemented within SecurityOnion. I'm just a guy that has put this up and home and found it... Continue Reading →

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