What is a UTM ?
- UTM or a Unified Threat Management System is an all-in-one security product with features like Firewall, Proxy, Mail, Content Filter, IDS, Anti-Virus etc. It is a solution which typically sits at your Gateway between your Edge Router and your network. You can read the wikipedia link here.
- The Ubiq-Freedom UTM firmware is based on Linux From Scratch. LFS is a project which gives detailed instruction on how to create your own customized linux distribution (Read here to know more about LFS.
- The Ubiq-Freedom UTM is available as an ISO Image in sourceforge. The size of the downloadable image is less than 150 Mb. Anyone can download this ISO file and use a tool like CDBurnerXP to write to a CD.
- You will need a system which has at least 80 GB Hard Disk and 3 Network Cards.
- To use the different features of the Ubiq-Freedom UTM, it is best that you have at least 2 GB RAM on your hardware.
- Note, that the existing data on the Hard Disk will be completely lost. The CD Installer formats the Hard Disk completely.
- The user can then install the Ubiq-Freedom UTM using the CD on a standard hardware.
- The CD Installer is based on ncurses and has a very simple interface. It offers the user a choice to configure the Ip Address, Netmask, Hostname, Primary DNS Server and the Root Password for the Ubiq-Freedom UTM.
- Once the Ubiq-Freedom UTM has successfully been installed, access the Web Interface by using the URL https://
:40000. If you have not provided any Ip Address during the Installation then, the default Ip Address is 192.168.0.1
- Login with the username "ubiqfreedom" and password "ubiqfreedom". You should change this password before the actual deployment of the Ubiq-Freedom UTM.
- Follow the steps mentioned in the page after the Login. These steps are -
- Create an account to register in the free-utm portal
- Configure the basic setup in the Ubiq-Freedom UTM and then upload that information to the free-utm portal.
- Configure the rest of the settings (like Firewall, Proxy, Mail etc) in the free-utm portal.
- Apply the settings in the Ubiq-Freedom UTM.
- You can now start using the Ubiq-Freedom UTM.
- Change the password for the "root" user in the Ubiq-Freedom UTM, if you have not already done so. The default root password is "ubiqfreedom". This is the system password. You can login to the Ubiq-Freedom UTM using a Keyboard or over a SSH connection.
- Change the password for the user "ubiqfreedom" in the Ubiq-Freedom UTM, if you have not already done so. The default password for this user is "ubiqfreedom". This is the password that is used when you access the Web Interface.
- Take a complete back up of your settings and changes that you have done on the Ubiq-Freedom UTM.
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