Last Updated on 3 Dec. 2012, Company: Securepoint GmbH
All Securepoint Security UTM Systems can be configured and administered either with the Security Wizard for a quick start or with the Security Manager for the system-expert.
Firewall with Deep Stateful Package Inspection: Monitoring of incoming and outgoing internet-data-traffic on an application level inn order to protect critical network resources; VPN: Safe connection of subsidiaries and the provision of remote-access of the company net by staff through the internet. AntiVirus-Filtering: Protection against viruses, trojans, worms, destructive code and harmful spyware. For the protocols Web (http, ftp) and Email (pop3, smtp). And more...
Sorry but I am entirely dissatisfied with Securepoint's performance so far. Especially the lack of fine-grained access control on application level is a major drawback. You can allow an application to fully access the internet or you can forbid it completely. Nothing in between. Of course you could add some extra IP-filters (clumsy compared to some other free products out there) - but this doesn't nescessarily solves the problem. A lot of programs use their official port only to negiotate connection policies and than communicate using some random port numbers.
Furthermore I was unable to specify designated subnets (from where Netbios is allowed to access my PC etc..). Adobe Acrobat was able to circumvent the firewall after I deactivated it for some moments. And uhhm yes the VPN-Client: get something that is working - the cisco VPN client for example. If you need a firewall consider something different - maybe you want to give Kerio a closer look - which is one of the many choices available.
Securepoint PFW & VPN Client
It neeeds a little work, but it has great promise. I'd rate it between a 3 and a 4, out of 5. The interface is still a bit confusing, and the English translation is a bit clumsy. The help manual need more explanation. But those are all things that can be easily fixed.