Comprehensive network security provider, Untangle announced that NG Firewall is now available. The latest version includes the addition of WireGuard VPN which enables VPN options to fit any type of deployment and administrative preferences, better addressing the organization’s VPN connectivity needs. With the addition, Untangle becomes one of the few vendors to adopt WireGuard into its solutions.
WireGuard uses cryptography to secure networks and delivers fast, performant connectivity, designed for ease-of-implementation and simplicity of configuration. The company also stated that there are WireGuard VPN clients for all major operating systems, including mobile devices.
NG Firewall 16.0 highlights:
- IPsec VPN and OpenVPN Improvements: Improves the user experience and employee productivity by increasing the speed of VPN connections while reducing VPN connection disruptions.
- UEFI Support: Allows administrators a greater selection of newer hardware appliances to deploy NG Firewall software on.
- Threat Prevention App: Enhancements to the Threat Prevention app provide new settings to customize the app behavior and to monitor the app activity.
- General Updates: Improved system performance, disk management, and SSL certificate handling.
Heather Paunet, Senior Vice President of Products, Untangle said,
“NG Firewall is a powerhouse SMB solution and with the WireGuard VPN addition, customers have access to a modern, fast and secure VPN solution to connect corporate offices together, or enable many of today’s remote workers. Allowing a choice between WireGuard, OpenVPN and IPsec VPN, we empower administrators to set up exactly the networking environment they want to, taking into account ease of configuration, performance, and preference regarding cryptographic technologies.”