Security

M0n0wall and Soekris embedded firewall and VPN solution

The M0n0wall software runs on a large variety of hardware, but the most popular is a small but very powerful embedded system made by Soekris engineering. This particular board, the NET4521, supports two 100Mbit Ethernet interfaces and 2 PCCard/PCMCIA slots which can be used to add wireless (WiFi) cards; there is also a CompactPCI slot that can be used with a hardware encryption accelerator to speed up VPN access.

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