ubiQ-Freedom is a Free & Open Source UTM (Unified Threat Management) Appliance Software. It is available for free download. The source code is released under GPL v2.
ubiQ-Freedom also offers a free and easy to use web based GUI for cloud based UTM Configurator. The configurator allows to create, modify, delete configurations & download onto the UTM.
The ubiQ-Freedom software is offered worldwide for free to Small & Medium businesses, Schools & Colleges, Software Test Labs, Students, Security Enthusiasts, Open Source Community, etc.. It is recommended that the number of UTM users be limited to a maximum of 100 for free usage.
The company plans to make money from selling low-cost services to businesses that download the software from its Web site.
Unified Threat Management (UTM) is a comprehensive solution for the primary network gateway defense solution for organizations. It is the evolution of the traditional firewall into an all-inclusive security product that has the ability to perform multiple security functions in one single appliance: network firewalling, network intrusion prevention and gateway antivirus (AV), gateway anti-spam, VPN, content filtering, load balancing and on-appliance reporting.
The main advantages of UTM solutions are simplicity, streamlined installation and use, and the ability to update all the security functions or programs concurrently. So, not only are they a cost-effective purchase, but day-to-day network running costs are also considerably lowered. Such a great degree of functionality provided by a UTM appliance is held as the justification for the replacement of older, more basic Firewalls in favor of a Unified Threat Management firewall appliance that does it all.
The ultimate goal of a UTM is to provide a comprehensive set of security features in a single product and managed through a single console. Integrated security solutions evolved as a logical way to tackle the increasingly complex blended internet threats impacting organizations.[wikipedia]