Rajesh Deodhar

IPCop 2.0.6: The New Watchdog!

This article describes the various functionalities of a network-based firewall, besides taking readers through the installation and configuration of IPCop 2.0.6, especially from the perspective of a small and medium business. It also…

Secure Your SCADA Network Using Honeypot

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is an integrated part of a process control network. By actually damaging some critical infrastructure assets, including a nuclear plant and launch of a satellite, the Stuxnet…

Combat Virtual Threats with IPCop Firewall

This article is an introduction to the special firewall distribution, IPCop. In today’s world, dependence on the Internet has reached such a level that without it, the day-to-day work of many organisations will…

Your First Site-to-Site VPN

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 5: Your First Site-to-Site VPN

The first article in this series discussed the basic installation and configuration of IPCop 1.4.21. Subsequent articles covered six important add-ons: Advanced Proxy, URL Filter, Update Accelerator, Calamaris, Block Outgoing Traffic and Zerina….

About time we guarded this network!

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 4: Configuring OpenVPN with Zerina Add-on

The first article in this series discussed the basic installation and configuration of IPCop 1.4.21. Subsequent articles discussed five important add-ons used to enhance IPCop’s functionality: Advanced Proxy, URL Filter, Update Accelerator, Calamaris…

Encrypt your data

TrueCrypt — Learn the Art of Encryption

When did you last feel that you ought to have secured that important file so nobody else could view it without your permission? Ever lost your pen drive with loads of family photos…

Blocking outgoing traffic

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 3: Block Outgoing Traffic

The first article in the series discussed IPCop 1.4.21, its basic installation and configuration. Though an excellent firewall distro, basic IPCop has limited functionality. To enhance it, various add-ons are available. We covered…

IPCop Add-ons

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 2: Add-ons

A basic installation of IPCop provides minimum firewall functionality such as a proxy, compatibility with various Internet connections, port forwarding, IPSec VPN, etc. To convert it into a complete Unified Threat Management (UTM)…

The cop's patrolling

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 1: Installation Basics

The classic version of IPCop 1.4.20, which was released on July 24, 2008, was immediately upgraded to the 1.4.21 ISO installer. The much awaited version 2.0 has been out since September 23, 2011….

Openfiler

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 4

In the previous article in the series on Openfiler, we discussed configuring RAID. Here, we will proceed with the installation and configuration of iSCSI. This article assumes that Openfiler 2.3 has been configured…

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