Murus Lite
Murus Lite
1.4.22

4.7

Murus Lite free download for Mac

Murus Lite

1.4.22
22 May 2019

Simple GUI for OS X PF firewall.

Overview

Murus Lite is the entry-level member of the Murus family. It's a simple frontend for the OS X PF network firewall and features inbound filtering, bandwidth throttling, logging, presets, and port management. Interface is based on icons, LEDs, and collection views. Set the firewall rules by dragging-and-dropping icons and selecting checkboxes. No need to type code or to understand PF syntax. An expanded PF configuration view shows the PF ruleset with a clear representation of rules with icons, symbols, and dynamically generated comments for each rule. Murus Lite is free for both personal and commercial use.

What's new in Murus Lite

Version 1.4.22:
  • Bugs fixed

12 Murus Lite Reviews

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iMiNiMaL
07 March 2015

Most helpful

I have used DNSCrypt + Murus Lite and I'm loving it!
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Version 1.1
Sir1963
10 April 2017
No downloadable manual. I am old school, I print manuals out, I then write on them, high light passages etc, especially when I am learning how software like this works. I gave up on trying to read the manual on line, so although I paid for the software its unlikely to be used. I don't care if it becomes out of date in 6 months, by that stage I will have a good enough grasp on the software to either figure it out, look at the online version for the specific changes or download a new copy of the manual. THIS is how I learn stuff. Its crazy, they make PDF manuals for their other software, just not for their main product. So now I am looking for some firewall software yet again. Maybe I will have to pay for a hardware firewall so I can get a manual.
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Version 1.4.9
Dana-Sutton
25 November 2016
It would be enormously helpful if MU carried screen shots of the various Murus products so we could see what they actually do (the screenshot on the developer's site is too small to be legible).
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Version 1.4.5
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
31 January 2017
Why you telling US instead of MU staff? http://support.macupdate.com/support/tickets/new

I contact them almost weekly about one site issue or another, and have alerted them to many issues of missing, duplicate or poor screenshots.
The person I contact usually corrects it within a day, or forwards it to the appropriate team members when necessary.
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Tim-Holman
04 December 2015
I had been looking for a product to prevent Chinese hackers from constantly attempting brute force SSH logins on one of my workstations (I have to keep SSH enabled on it for a security application that I run). I tried Fail2Ban first, and had no luck getting it running on El Capitan. Then I ran across this product, gave the Lite version a try, and immediately bought the Pro version. Murus works, it's easy to configure, and the documentation is quite good. Now I can watch as Chinese IP addresses bang on port 22 a few times and then get locked out for good. The Pro version is worth every penny I spent just for that alone.
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Version 1.3.5
Chaloots
28 November 2015
How well does this play with Little Snitch being also installed?
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Version 1.3.5
1 answer(s)
info-239
info-239
04 December 2015
Murus (PF) works at network level, while Little Snitch, Hands Off, RadioSilence and other appfirewalls work at application level. You should be able to use both a network firewall and an application firewall on your Mac without issues. However we are not going to officially support the interaction between Murus and third party closed-source proprietary appfirewalls. Please note that Murus development is going on and we will for sure add very interesting new features and companion apps.... so stay tuned ;)
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cubanpete
01 September 2015
This front end to the firewall has excellent documentation online also. ' am switching from IceFloor to Murus. Just bought Murus Basic from their website http://www.murusfirewall.com Pricing is slashed 50% for a short time, so I got it for just $10. Thanks Murus!
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
nickc-1
nickc-1
09 November 2015
Wow, so many fake 5* reviews on here.

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ErvinsStrauhmanis
22 July 2015
It is just amazing that thanks to this tool I now have a quick and user friendly way to leverage the firewall that is already at the core of Mac OS X. Great job Murus team! NB! At the moment, a more advanced version of this tool, Murus Basic, is on sale with 50% off! Personally, I have bought Murus Pro that in addition to even more features also includes Murus Logs Visualizer. DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with Murus and simply would love to promote them.
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Version 1.3
Sdmike
21 May 2015
This app is brilliant! it takes what would be fairly complex for most folks and makes it drop-dead simple. Awesomesauce!
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Version 1.2 beta 2
471467101m98b
12 March 2015
Very good, except totally blocking everything at the beginning. Need sometime to figure it out but definitely good!
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Version 1.1.1
iMiNiMaL
07 March 2015
I have used DNSCrypt + Murus Lite and I'm loving it!
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
31 January 2017
I use DNSCrypt with Little Snitch.

Once you allow DNSCrypt to connect to ports 80 and 443, it shouldn’t require further interaction to work with your firewall.
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Spank-Me-Baby
08 January 2015
Is there any reason why Murus Lite cannot be made to work with versions of OS X earlier than Mavericks? Of course, I am assuming that all OS X versions have always had some kind of a built-in firewall feature and are configurable, but I'm not sure what's so special about Mavericks or Yosemite that requires this app to work specifically for those versions. Or is this more to do with the version of Xcode that the developer has which doesn't quite provide backward compatibility for older OS X versions? Anyway, I'll give it a generous 3.5 star rating (better than average) just for the fact that any app that can make life easier to configure the in-built firewall without any form of manual programming and coding skills is a godsend in my books. I'll definitely give it a higher rating once the app has more backward compatibility with older OS X versions (assuming it is even vaguely possible). Thanks
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Version 1.0.1
4 answer(s)
info-382
info-382
09 January 2015
the reason is because it is written in Swift
https://developer.apple.com/swift/
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info-239
info-239
10 January 2015
Murus is OS X native application developed using Swift, Objective-C and C++. This is the only reason why it needs OS X 10.9. PF configurations created by Murus can be used also on OS X 10.8 but you have to copy PF configuration files manually. Compatibility with OS X 10.7 has not been tested because PF syntax changed from 10.7 to 10.8. Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier versions lack PF and uses IPFW as primary network firewall. If you need a IPFW frontend you can try WaterRoof, while if you need a PF frontend for 10.7 or 10.8 you can try IceFloor. Both are open source and freely available at www.hanynet.com (my personal web site).
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
19 January 2015
I am a bit perplexed about one thing.

I see that apps can now be written as a mixture of C++, Objective C and Swift code:

Swift code seems to be the latest and newest programming language made available in Xcode 6 by Apple for develoeprs to use. Its main benefit, as far as I can tell, is to make programming easier and more intuitive.

Despite having Swift as the latest in the developers' Swiss Army knife of programming languages, once an app is developed and ready, all the developers have to do is compile the programming code into the common native machine code language used by all Intel-based machines.

The native machien code language shouldn't have changed with each upgrade of OS X.

With apps now capable of having Swift, Objective-C and C++ combined, would this not tell us that at least on the C++ side of things this would allow for some form of backward compatibility? Or doesn't Swift have access to all the libraries it needs to run the compiled app on older Intel-based Macs running slightly older OS X versions?

Come to think of it, isn't there a check box in Xcode 6 that says, "Make app compatibility on OS X version......during compiling" and let Xcode do all the work for the developers?

Or is Xcode 6 limited to just compiling apps for compatibility with OS X Mavericks and Yosemite? If this is true, Xcode 6 is about as useful as holding water in a colander (unless everyone is using the latest OS X, which I hear isn't exactly the case according to stats for users running certain OS X versions eg. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2494651/mac-os-x/os-x-snow-leopard-stubbornly-rejects-retirement.html).

I see that Swift is being used in this app, which probably makes it a bit harder to work on older OS X versions (we must thank Apple for making the decision to include Swift in Xcode 6 especially if it can't access the relevant libraries of older systems), but with the presence of C++, all the app needs is access to the relevant common libraries to permit easy running of the app on a broader range of machines.

Maybe I am just whistling in the wind over this issue and the problem is really with Apple. Third-party developers are just making do with whatever apps they are provided with by Apple (e.g., Xcode), which are not backward compatible to a reasonable degree for some reason.

I take the point though that WaterRoof is an alternative app for users running the ancient OS X Mountain Lion systems (which isn't being updated and maintained since December 2012) . Or perhaps the developer of WaterRoof can somehow work together with the developers of Murus Lite to combine relevant codes to allow for greater compatibility of more Macs and their OS X versions.

Probably wishful thinking....
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info-239
info-239
20 January 2015
The developer of WaterRoof (and IceFloor as well) is already working with the developer of Murus... actually it is the same developer! :-).
Murus is mainly a swift application. C++ is used only for the loader, while ObjectiveC is used only for 2 small classes, not more than 0,5% of code.
I'm sorry but this is an Apple choice. Swift applications cannot be compiled with targets prior to 10.9. If you set the target as, let's say, 10.8, the XCode 6 will tell you "can't compile swift app for 10.8". There is nothing we can do. Murus will never work on older OSX systems.
Actually the right choice for OSX 10.8 is not WaterRoof, but IceFloor, which is free and open source like WaterRoof. IceFloor is a frontend for the PF firewall, exactly like Murus, while WaterRoof is a frontend for the old and deprecated IPFW.
About XCode 6: it's a great tool, you can use it to compile apps for very old OSX versions, provided that you use ObjectiveC only. Many ObjC projects created with older XCoder versions are maintained using XCode6. The problem is not XCode, but the way Swift works.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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