Firegate Firewall Appliance - VPN Services

Firegate UTM Appliance provides two kinds of VPN services, PPTP and IPsec.

Firegate's VPN implementation employs 3DES encryption with a 2-hour rotating key on each IPsec tunnel to provide security against brute force decryption attacks. Firegate Firewall Appliance uses 3DES for security which also provides compatibility with other systems and components, where used by the customer. Firegateís VPN service is interoperable with industry standard routers and firewalls including Cisco firewall/routers and SonicWALL Pro firewall/VPN appliances.


Remote offices as well as users and tele-users can access securely without purchasing any additional modules or paying any additional license fees. This provides highest network security for remote users without additional cost. The Firgate All in One Unified Threat Management (UTM) provides unlimited user VPN access.

Firegate Content Filtering Web Filtering

The proliferation of Internet access by workers has significantly raised the liability of companies. Firegate offers the peace of mind that it offers website filtering in other words only websites approved by the company are being accessed.

Firegate uses an on-board in-line web filtering system and is located as described in the ANA white paper as being placed between your organization's network and the Internet. No user in the company knows itís there. Because the system sees every packet, it can examine each one to decide if it needs filtering. Web Filtering can be done through various types of options. Firegate offers blocklist by URL, blocklist by key word, acceptlist by URL, and a changeable security scale. In-line filters handle 100% of the network traffic because every packet goes through the filtering system. In addition, each packet, no matter to what port it is directed, can be examined for HTTP, IM, and P2P packets.

Because Firegate requires no reconfiguration of any user system and no network configuration, all that's required is for the administrator to configure it for use.

The Firegate process is fast and provides a total solution. The Firegate uses "zero latency" filtering. When a request for a new Web site comes in, it is passed through and sent to the Firegate, which then makes the "block-no block" decision, while the Firegate is processing the request. If the decision is made to block, the system redirects the user to a screen explaining the situation. If the decision is made to not block, the system will let traffic from the Web server reach the user. Content Filtering and Web Filtering is included in all our models as standard unlike our competitors who charge a high premium for this surface.