Endian is a Linux distribution that can also be dedicated to routing/firewalling, as well as being a "Unified Threat Management" integrated solution. This means that in a single solution, and from a single control panel, you can manage and configure the Firewall, but also security functionalities such as AntiVirus, AntiSpam, VPN, Load Balancing and others connected to reporting systems. The management interface for all the functionalities is unique and easily accessible online, via any browser.
As well as the Firewall function, like Unified Threat Management, Endian boasts other functionalities including:
- Stateful Inspection Firewall
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- VoIP support
- Dos and DDos Protection
- NAT (Network Address Translation)
- HA (High Availability) - via CARP it is possible to configure two firewalls on two identical Cloud Server Firewalls so that they can replicate each other (pfsync) and replace each other if either one fails
- Load Balancing to distribute the workload between two or more Cloud Servers (very useful for web systems, mail systems and e-commerce systems generally)
- VPN (Virtual Private Network) - option to create and manage IPsec, OpenVPN and PPTP VPN networks.
- Dynamic DNS
- Radius, LDAP, Active Directory and Local supported web authentication
By signing into the IP address of the Firewall Server using your own login details, you can configure any function without needing to use a command-line interface. However, for more experienced users, it can also be accessed via SSH, which is useful to get "backstage" of the virtual machine, but not necessary for configuring and managing the Firewall.
To access the Endian Community 2.5 Cloud Server Firewall all you need to do is sign in via a browser directly to the Public IP address associated with that Cloud Server in https on port 10443 (e.g.: https://22.214.171.124:10443): this will open a page requesting the administrator username and password.
The administrator username for access is "admin" (not "root" or "administrator").
The password is the one chosen during setup.
To access the Endian Community 2.5 Cloud Server Firewall via SSH, you need to sign in with the username "root" and the password chosen during setup.
If you connect the Endian Firewall Community 2.5 Cloud Server to a Virtual Switch and configure its private network, you can protect virtual machines on the same virtual network. All you need to do is create the right rules (NAT or Firewalling) on the web interface depending on the types of service hosted on the virtual machines behind the firewall.
By doing this, you can create a "protected" infrastructure made up of more than one Cloud Server, accessible exclusively via Endian Firewall Community 2.5.
This template includes firewall rules that offer access to the web panel via the RED interface (or the public network).