Considerations for a self-made enterprise-class firewall

Product list

big players

heavy-load

also worth mentioning

out-of-the-box OSS products

Low footprint

diy

Hardware

What product can be shipped as dedicated hardware?

What is the alternative?

==> just make sure you got the right NIC!

https://www.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=ix

High Throughput and Offloading Performance

see nic-10gbe

NGFW

Which ones are DPI-capable?

Resources

Open Source NGFW / Top 5 in 2022 https://syncbricks.com/top-5-best-free-ngfw-firewall/

Top 10 Open-Source Firewalls https://em360tech.com/top-10/open-source-firewalls

8 Best Open Source Firewall to Protect Your Network https://geekflare.com/best-open-source-firewall/

oss low footprint

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_router_and_firewall_distributions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_firewalls


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