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SmoothWall Express Versus SmoothWall Corporate

If you have a little money to spend and are considering other commercial alternatives, you might look at the SmoothWall Corporate edition. This firewall has all the benefits of the Express version with the following important differences:

  • Enhanced IDS support

  • Connection fail-over capabilities

  • VPN roaming support (dynamic IPs)

  • Additional graphs and reports

  • Enhanced graphical user interface

  • Certificate authentication support for VPN

You can see a complete list of the differences at

Pricing for the commercial version is quite reasonable (check the Web site for the latest prices). The cost is significantly less than what you'd pay to buy a server to run it on. SmoothWall also makes other software products for network monitoring and content filtering. Check out their full product line at

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