Internet Security You Can Afford: The Untangle Internet Gateway

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Untangle is an Internet gateway and firewall that provides a powerful solution for protecting computer networks, whether at home or on the job—stopping viruses, hackers, and other unwanted Internet traffic from interfering with your life. In its basic form, Untangle is free, so getting started is easy on the budget. Although the software is available in a variety of configurations, the free version of the Untangle Next Generation Firewall (Untangle NG) and its accompanying software modules can handily meet the ...

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Internet Security You Can Afford: Using Untangle as Your Internet Gateway

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Overview

Untangle is an Internet gateway and firewall that provides a powerful solution for protecting computer networks, whether at home or on the job—stopping viruses, hackers, and other unwanted Internet traffic from interfering with your life. In its basic form, Untangle is free, so getting started is easy on the budget. Although the software is available in a variety of configurations, the free version of the Untangle Next Generation Firewall (Untangle NG) and its accompanying software modules can handily meet the Internet security needs of just about any home or small business. With INTERNET SECURITY YOU CAN AFFORD: USING UNTANGLE AS YOUR INTERNET GATEWAY, you will learn everything you need to know to secure your network, including downloading and installing Untangle, implementing network and user-protection best practices, scaling up your Untangle installation, and much more. Protect your network and its users without wrecking your budget—get INTERNET SECURITY YOU CAN AFFORD: USING UNTANGLE AS YOUR INTERNET GATEWAY.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435461369
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/18/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 968,462
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Dawson earned his degree in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. While there, he began a career in health and educational information systems. Positions at Johns Hopkins and a large biotech company in Cambridge, several years teaching and managing technology in his local school district, and executive leadership in a virtual classroom company have culminated in his current work consulting, writing, and bootstrapping educational startups. He has written and broadcast extensively for ZDNet, Ziff Davis, CRN, and Edukwest. He lives in New England with his wife, kids, and an assortment of farm animals who care far less about technology than he does.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: OK, I'm convinced. Now what? Chapter 1: Get a Computer. Chapter 2: Networking 101. Chapter 3: Download and Install Untangle. Part 2: So about This So-called "Server"…How Do I Protect My Network? Chapter 4: What's Happening Inside My Untangle Gateway? Chapter 5: Network and User Protection Best Practices. Chapter 6: Implementing Best practices (or not) with Untangle. Chapter 7: User Considerations. Chapter 8: Advanced Topics. Part 3: I Don't Think This is Enough for Me - What's This "Scalability" of Which You Speak? Chapter 9: Paid Features. Chapter 10: Bigger Box? Bigger Network? Or Both? Appendices Appendix A: Repurposing a Computer. Appendix B: Building Your Own Computer. Appendix C: Untangle Appliances. Appendix D: Untangle Alternatives. Appendix E: Applicable Laws and Rules Regarding Content Filtering. Appendix F: Glossary. Appendix G: References.

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