The Endian Team is glad to announce a new release of the Endian Firewall Community verison 2.1.2. The Endian Firewall Community is a "turn-key" Linux security distribution that turns every system into a full featured security appliance. Designed with “usability in mind”, Endian produced a software that is extremely flexible and very easy to install, use and manage. The Community version has been warmly embraced by the open source community and has so far enjoyed over 150.000 downloads.
This new release contains several minor though significant new features and major bugfixes. The 2.1.2 has build up from the 2.1.1 version, fixing the SATA support system and allowing for a wizard after installation that ask to set up the passwords (root and administrator). In addition, this new release enables the possibility of restoring a backup directly after installation, and of blocking incoming connections coming through the VPN [#210].
Moreover, the Endian Firewall Community now includes a 1:1 NAT (for ALL port-forwarding protocol types) and provides added support for EFW as a XEN domU instance. Kernel, glibc, clamav and havp have all been upgraded, and the proxy authentication can now be bypassed for specific ip/mac addresses.