I am new to Networking. In our organization we try to setup gateway for security purpose so that we can block certain harmful websites. All I know is gateway is a device. What we have is the LAN setup, Mikrotik router (to assign static IP for every computer in our company).

The details I know is default Gateway, subnetmask and assigned IP address for our company.

I want to know how can I achieve these requirement with gateway. we ready to have a CPU for this process with UNIX/LINUX OS. I guess I can access the gateway from this installed OS, but I don't know how to do this?

Simply, my requirement is achieve security in gateway level, what else I can do with gateway and how to use it.

I hope I can able describe what I want, please let me know If you guys don't understand.

  • Please tell me your organization isn't a bank. – Adi Oct 13 '13 at 11:43
  • No my organization is not bank – niren Oct 14 '13 at 6:02

To secure the gateway, you need a UTM/NGFW. A UTM (Unified Threat Management) box will provide you with the features you are looking for. By sending all traffic through the UTM, you will be able to control/sanitize the traffic. Try the free SOPHOS UTM to get an idea on what you will be able to achieve.

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