"IPCop" tag

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…

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….

It's time we file

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 3

The first article of this series discussed basic installation and configuration; the second described some advanced Openfiler features including bonded interfaces and RAID 1 data storage, with some important setup instructions and troubleshooting…

Network monitoring time

Quick Setup Guide to Network Monitoring using Zenoss Core

Today’s businesses demand 24×7 uptime of IT infrastructure. To meet this need, a number of technologies are used, which include failover, clustering, redundant devices and high availability. Despite having more fault-tolerant and rugged…

Verify firewall security

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Firewalls Continued

The previous article detailed methods to scan an IPCop-based firewall in a test environment. The scan output revealed several open ports, which could lead to various vulnerabilities. Based on the scan results, several…

Firewall Scan

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Firewalls

After four articles on Nmap [1, 2, 3 & 4], which explained a number of command-line options for scan technique specification, target specification, port specifications, host discovery, evasion techniques, etc, it is time…

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