DeleGate is a multi-purpose application level gateway or proxy server that mediates communication of various protocols, applying cache and conversion for mediated data, controlling access from clients, and routing toward servers. It translates protocols between clients and servers, converting between IPv4 and IPv6, applying SSL (TLS) to arbitrary protocols, merging several servers into a single server view with aliasing and filtering. It can be used as a simple origin server for some protocols (HTTP, FTP, and NNTP).
Vyatta is a Linux-based routing and security distribution. It is meant to deliver a flexible, affordable alternative to Cisco 1800 through 7200 series routers. Vyatta is also a great virtual router, virtual firewall, virtual security solution for VMware, Xen, XenServer, and KVM virtualization projects.
Gibraltar is a Debian GNU/Linux-based router/firewall distribution, fully workable from a bootable, live CD-ROM. Log files can be stored on a hard disk, and configuration data is stored on a USB mass storage media or a floppy disk and kept on a RAM disk during run-time. Due to its Debian base, a vast manifold of firewalling, routing, and proxy packages is available. It comes with an intuitive, easy to use Web administration interface and support, and is free to use for home users.
Nagios is a host, service, and network monitoring system that will watch your network and alert you to problems before your clients or end-users do. The system runs checks on hosts and services that you specify using plugins that return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the system will send notifications to system administrators so that they can take action on the problem. The JumpBox for Nagios gives you a head start to using the system. It eliminates the complexity involved in getting the application installed, and allows you to focus on the configuration for your specific environment. Since Nagios is based on plugins, depending on what you want to do this will vary in complexity.
OpenVPN is a robust and highly configurable VPN (Virtual Private Network) daemon which can be used to securely link two or more private networks using an encrypted tunnel over the Internet. OpenVPN's principal strengths include wide cross-platform portability, excellent stability, support for dynamic IP addresses and NAT, adaptive link compression, single TCP/UDP port usage, a modular design that offloads most crypto tasks to the OpenSSL library, and relatively easy installation that in most cases doesn't require a special kernel module.
mxallowd is a daemon for Linux Netfilter (using libnetfilter-queue) and BSD pf (using pflog) which implements a slightly improved nolisting mechanism. It requires your name server to be configured to return two MX IP addresses, and the one with higher priority must not run a mail server on port 25. mxallowd blocks attempts to connect to the mail server unless the sender tries to connect to the first mail server before the second. Since most spammers will attempt direct connections to each mail server, they will be blocked.
DAXFi is a Python script that helps configure several different kinds of firewalls in a consistent way. It can run as daemon to adapt its behavior to external conditions; rules can be described with XML files, XML strings, or generated directly by the code; the program can be configured and extended with a sort of plug-ins written in Python. It comes with a Python package, useful to build other applications aimed to manipulate different firewalls in a uniform way (some example programs are included).