Untangle NG Firewall Feature Requests
As an administrator I want to create IP Address group objects that I can use in multiple rules.
I would love to see aliases and groups implemented in Untangle. Every other firewall I've used has some form of this and it saves a lot of time and hassle, especially as a setup gets more complex.
One Untangle client is doing serious network updating so server IPs are changing. This means manually searching through piles of port forwards and rules and manually changing each and every instance. If Untangle had aliases, we'd just have to go to one place and chance, eg, mailserver1 from 10.10.1
Even as a home user with lots of devices (including cameras, NAS, etc) I would love to have this feature rather than duplicating IP's constantly in rules.
pfSense calls this a firewall Alias...very useful +1
I would also very much like to see this implemented. All the other firewalls I have worked with have some form of this where you can set up a group of ports, IP's, etc. and then use those in any rules that you are writing on the system. Complex configs in Untangle get tedious to maintain because all the IP's and ports must all be individually specified.
This is a must. Cisco, Juniper and most FW's have this option. This is great for a small or large network. It allow easy creation of FW rules for applications. SRC-IP-GROUP + DEST-IP-GROUP + IP-PROTO-GROUP = easy management!!!!!
Yes, grouping devices and then applying a rule makes the system usable in a larger setting. Not sure how this firewallOS is used in an enterprise where there is a high rate of change? Making a simple IP address change in a group is trivial versus updating many rules whenever something as trivial as an IP address changes.
@mark, we suggest using Policy Manager for this purpose. With Policy Manager, you create a complete set of app configuration and use rules to specify who and when to apply each policy. So when you need to add or remove an IP address for example, you do this in Policy Manager rules. https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/Policy_Manager
Use objects on rules - IP address (name / alias) group of it. Application groups, where you can select several apps and use them as one object.
Policy Manager enables you to define objects and apply them to one or more apps in the form of policy rules.
This would be a great feature and is available on other firewalls.
Adding this ability would greatly improve the configuration ease of the Firewall app, and it would make the product appealing to a wider based of firewall administrators who are accustomed to having them, which is most. Not having the ability to do groups results in many more firewall rules required to carry out basic tasks.
pfSense has an option to point an alias to a URL. They implement it in two forms - one that pulls the contents one time, and another that checks periodically for updates. I don't know how tenable the second option would be but I really think this would be a useful addition to aliases and groups implementation in NGFW.
Absolutely critical feature to have in any enterprise NG firewall. Since there is currently no way to split up the current firewall rule view it gets to be a messy disaster in a hurry. Likely will be switching back to pfSense after my trial mainly due to lack of this functionality. The policy manager goes a short way to help this but is not the correct solution on it's own.
Would like to also support this request. The ease of use improvements are huge, especially when implemented properly. I think Sophos currently has the best implementation as it is not only Groups and Aliases, but also drag and drop. When you click on a field the appropriate list of Aliases is displayed and you can drag and drop them into the field. It actually forces aliases; you can either use an existing alias or the system will create one for future use based on your input.
This is a basic feature and frankly a big turn off. All other firewalls I have worked with support this. Please implement.
In the Trust Prevention module it would be useful to have the possibility to use lists that you can then use in the rules. Now I have to manually add the IPs separated by ",". The same list feature would also be useful in the config module, for example you want to redirect the ftp port 21 only when the connections come from the X list IPs.
"Add lists to Trust Prevention and configuration" (suggested by Bogdan NEMTANU on 2020-03-30), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Untangle needs this. Policy Manager adds to much unnecessary complexity when alias/groups would simplify many setups.
Although not the entire functionality of competing products, 'Tags' does make this possible for Hosts (IP Addresses)That feature needs to be refined, expanded and documented.For example, when utilizing Tags in a rule, provide a drop-down that shows the defined tags to pick from, for accuracy. This would assist in recognizing spelling errors, and other inconsistencies.See this forum thread:https://forums.untangle.com/firewall/43115-aliases-2.html#post242118Thank You!
This needs to be combined with the suggestion"Implement IP Address Groups to simplify rule creation"Policies don't take the place of this functionality.please see this forum thread:https://forums.untangle.com/firewall/43115-aliases-2.html#post242118
This needs to be combined with the suggestion"Implement IP Address Groups to simplify rule creation"Policies don't take the place of this functionality. (Alias)please see this forum thread:https://forums.untangle.com/firewall/43115-aliases-2.html#post242118
This is probably the only feature I've missed coming to Untangle from Sophos XG.
"Objects creation" (suggested by Edwardo Rivera on 2019-08-20), including upvotes (6) and comments (3), was merged into this suggestion.
"aliases and groups" (suggested by ntguru on 2019-01-14), including upvotes (86) and comments (8), was merged into this suggestion.
With such a powerful product as Untangle it is stupid at best they don't consider this a high priority. EVERY product any of us has used in the past 20+ years has it and it is needed more now then ever. Untangle, please list just TWO of your competing products that doesn't have this ability? Why do you continue to keep you head in the sand on this feature?
Also encountering the lack of aliases while testing Untangle to replace my pfSense implementation. I run a dozen aliases in pfSense, and not being able to easily replicate them in Untangle is a turn-off. Will likely hold off on purchasing a license until that is at least at feature parity with pfSense.
Couldn't agree more! Aliases made things so easy in OPNsense, I couldn't believe this wasn't a feature when I began testing Untangle.
I very much hope this is implemented one day. This makes rules, etc so much to work with on Cisco ASAs, Palos, Fortigates, pfsense, etc.
This is a very helpful feature. In fact, I requested this years ago, since version 10, if I remember correctly.
Still can't believe this hasn't been added yet. I don't know a competing product that doesn't have this functionality.
This feature would be great, that makes untangle a bit more easyer in administration
I can't believe I am even asking for this feature, every other modern firewall has this.If i have 20 DNS Servers I will simply define an object group called [All_DNS_Servers] which contains all 20 IPs or better yet resolvable DNS hostnames and then I simply create a single firewall rules which Permits TCP/UDP 53 to the [All_DNS_Servers] object group in a single ACL/rule. Tomorrow if i replace or add a new DNS server I simply add it to the existing object group, a common task in any enterprise. This minimizes overall changes, mistakes, complexity, rule duplication, overlap, etc.Unfortunately, the lack of this feature is a major drawback of untangle in its use within any enterprise.
This is a really helpful feature that Untangle should have released years ago. A large portion of existing firewalls has supported "ALIASES" for years and are placeholders for real hosts, networks or portsI'm going to add one more needed feature that I'm not sure other firewalls have but in this Covid world would be helpful for creating every changing IP's of remote worker while creating firewall rules.Have a Alias Dynamic lookup table that were we create a list of URL's that we know are Dynamic and have this table refresh IP's every X minutes (60 minutes as an example) This would allow us to add something like:Alias: Hnetwork URL:HomeNetwork.dyndns.org Current IP: Found by Untangle refreshing this URL to get the real IP every X minutes
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