Endian Firewall Community 2.5.1 released
Monday, January 30, 2012
The update for Endian Firewall Community to version 2.5.1 is now available! This release introduces the following new features:
New features in the 2.5 series:
- Connectivity – Support for most modern UMTS/3G USB dongles
By adding new drivers Endian Firewall 2.5 now supports most modern UMTS/3G dongles. Once plugged in the appear as serial devices and can be configured by choosing Analog/UMTS modem as uplink type. You will find the newly created serial devices in the Serial/USB Port dropdown.
- System – Performance improvements
The whole system startup procedure has been rewritten. Endian’s new jobsengine decreases the startup by 50 percent. Additionally major improvements have been made in memory usage. A fully configured system’s memory footprint has been reduced by more than 200 megabytes.
- Contentfilter – Configurable update intervals
The contentfilter blacklists are now updatable through the GUI like for any other service and updates do not rely on the release of new packages anymore. The interval can be chosen from hourly, daily, weekly and monthly.
- Dashboard – Customizable through configurable widgets
The new dashboard is now fully customizable through the use of configurable widgets. The update interval for all widgets can be set individually now, widgets can be placed by drag and drop and it is possible to deactivate widgets completely..
- Logging – Trusted timestamping
Endian Firewall now supports trusted timestamping using OpenTSA. This feature allows you to make sure your log files have not been modified after they have been archived.
- Routing – Additional gateway options
The policy based routing and static routing modules have been extended. It is now possible to use static gateways for routes as well as to route traffic through OpenVPN connections.
Huge efforts have been made to create a very stable release. On the road to Endian Firewall Community 2.5.1 many small improvements have been made and hundreds of bugs have been fixed.
For detailed information please download the Community Release Note TXT document.
Enjoy the new Release
Your Endian Team