Guarddog is a
firewall generation/management utility.
Guarddog is aimed at two groups of users, namely novice to
intermediate users who are not experts in TCP/IP networking and
security, and those
users who do not want the hassle of dealing with cryptic shell scripts
ipchains/iptables parameters. It allows you simply specify which
protocols should be
allowed and requires no knowledge of port numbers. Generates
scripts for ipchains.
- Easy to use goal oriented GUI
- Application protocol based. Unlike other tools, Guarddog
require you to understand the ins and outs of IP packets and ports.
This also reduces the chances of configuration
mistakes being made which are a prime source of security holes.
- Lets you maintain and modify the firewall in place.
- Hosts/networks can be divided into Zones. Different zones
different security policies for different.
- Supports router configurations.
- Runs on KDE 2 or 3, and Linux 2.2, 2.4 and 2.6 series
- Supports advanced Linux 2.4+ iptables features such as
and rate limited logging.
- Firewall scripts can be Imported/Exported for use on
machines other than
the current one.
- DHCP support.
- Uses a "what is not explicitly allowed, is denied"
philosophy. Fail-safe design.
Guarddog supports a huge list of network protocols:
SSH, Telnet, Linuxconf,
Corba, SMTP, DNS, Finger, HTTP, HTTPS, NFS, POP2, POP3, SUN RPC, Auth,
NETBIOS Name Service, NETBIOS Session Service, IMAP, Socks, Squid,
pcANYWHEREstat, X Window System, Traceroute, ICQ, PowWow, IRC,
MySQL, Ping, Quake, QuakeWorld, Quake 2, Who Is, Webmin, ICMP Source
ICMP Redirect, Real Audio, Line Printer Spooler, syslog, NTP,
Gnutella, LDAP, LDAP-SSL, SWAT, Diablo II, Nessus, DHCP, AudioGalaxy,
DirectPlay, Halflife, XDMCP and Telstra's BigPond Cable, CDDB,
MSN Messenger, VNC, PPTP, Kerberos, klogin, kshell, NIS, IMAPS, POP3S,
CVS, DICT, AIM, Fasttrack, Kazaa, iMesh, Grokster, Blubster, Direct
WinMX, Yahoo! Messenger, AH, ESP, Jabber, EsounD, Privoxy, eDonkey2000,
EverQuest, ICP, FreeDB, Elster, Yahoo games, Legato NetWorker backups,
Novell Netware 5/6 NCP, Bittorrent, rsync, distcc, Jabber over SSL,
PGP key server, Microsoft Media Server and gkrellm.
Guarddog also features in our 'Linux
Equivalents to Windows Software' section.
Unlike their Window counterparts, the vast majority of
the Linux applications listed in the section are available to download
without charge (a few of the Linux equivalents are commercial, or
released under a proprietory license).
You can filter the different types of software included
in the 'Linux
Equivalents to Windows Software' section by using the
category selector below.
Last Updated Sunday, November 03 2013 @ 09:13 AM EST