Free Tool for Netfilter Firewalls Announced

Mountain View, Calif. – October 17, 2005 – In an effort to support the open source community, Solsoft Inc., the leading provider of network security policy management software, today announced its Solsoft NetfilterOne, a graphical interface that will automate the design, deployment and documentation of security rules and policies as they pertain to a networked netfilter firewall. As the name suggests, NetfilterOne will support one installation of the netfilter firewall and will be available as a free download starting today at

With Solsoft NetfilterOne, IT administrators will realize the advantages of a centralized interface from which to configure, deploy, enforce and audit rules and policies consistently among netfilter firewall(s). NetfilterOne is the ideal tool to remotely maintain security policies on Linux servers, webservers, DNS, Mail servers which often resides on DMZ.

netfilter is an open source-based firewall that offers both stateless and stateful packet filtering. The technology performs a variety of network address and port translations and offers multiple layers of API’s for the development of third-party extensions.

Solsoft NetfilterOne key features include:

” Graphical Security policies with a Visual drag-and-drop user interface

” Automatic Firewall, NAT and anti-spoofing rules generation

” Easy to define granular policy for hosts, server, net or subnets

” Automatic policy validation and deployment

Most recently, Solsoft announced a $4,500 Firewall Manager, a scaled-down version of the company’s automated, multi-vendor security management platform used to support firewalls, routers, switches, intrusion prevention and other security devices by market leaders such as Cisco, Check Point, Nortel, Symantec, ISS and others.

“The addition of Solsoft NetfilterOne to Solsoft’s product line-up broadens the spectrum of customers that stand to benefit from automated policy management to include small businesses, schools, and regional and state agencies,” said Gilles Samoun, Solsoft CEO.

Since 1997, Solsoft has provided its customers worldwide with centralized management of security policies on leading firewall, router, switch, VPN, IDS/IPS, and other security platforms. Using Solsoft’s flagship Policy Server software, network and information security teams collaborate to define, store, deploy, and audit policies across large-scale enterprise, service provider, and government networks.

Availability & Pricing

Solsoft NetfilterOne will be available for download October 17, 2005 at Pricing for multiple installations will be determined.

About Solsoft

Founded in 1997, Solsoft is the leading provider of network security policy management solutions, with production deployments in more than 25 Fortune 500 companies, Government agencies, and some of the largest Telcos worldwide. Solsoft solutions enable organizations to centrally control the design, deployment, and documentation of security policies across single- and multi-vendor networks. The Solsoft product line offers centralized management of firewalls, routers, switches, VPN, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, and other security equipment from market leaders such as Cisco, Juniper, Check Point, Nortel, Symantec, Internet Security Systems, and Linux-based vendors. Enterprise, service provider, and government customers rely on the Solsoft platform for compliance with regulations and standards, collaborative security policy design and maintenance, role-based security configuration change control and deployment, policy audits, and response to network attacks. For more information about Solsoft, please visit, send e-mail to, or call 877-646-8225.


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