Firewall Builder
Firewall Builder
1.0

3.4

Firewall Builder free download for Mac

Firewall Builder

1.0
10 October 2016

Build firewall configurations and policies.

Overview

Firewall Builder is a flexible and powerful tool that allows you to build firewall configurations and policies for multiple firewalls/machines based on iptables, ipfilter, OpenBSD pf, Cisco ASA and PIX, or Cisco FWSM. fwbuilder uses objects and functionality like drag-and-drop and search-and-replace to help ease configurations. You can install the fwbuilder on a separate machine and then either manually transfer the configurations or securely deploy via SSH or SCP.

Firewall Builder consists of an object-oriented GUI and a set of policy compilers for various firewall platforms. In Firewall Builder, a firewall policy is a set of rules, and each rule consists of abstract objects which represent real network objects and services (hosts, routers, firewalls, networks, protocols). Firewall Builder helps the user maintain a database of objects and allows policy editing using simple drag-and-drop operations.

What's new in Firewall Builder

Version 1.0:
  • Initial release
  • Small bug fixes

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2 Firewall Builder Reviews

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Helmo-Hass
10 October 2016

Most helpful

WoW! amazing 60$ for same freeware here : http://www.fwbuilder.org/index.shtml not even spent 2 minutes changing the icon? So bad, so sad.
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Version 1.0
tom-150
14 March 2017
Thanks for the updated application, the original version hasn't had any development in about five years now.
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Version 1.0
Helmo-Hass
10 October 2016
WoW! amazing 60$ for same freeware here : http://www.fwbuilder.org/index.shtml not even spent 2 minutes changing the icon? So bad, so sad.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Bordeaux Group
Bordeaux Group
10 October 2016
The icon is licensed as GPL, Firewall Builder source and packages are available under the GPL. The complete source code archives are provided on the downloads page and build instructions for Linux are published on the web site.

I suggest that you go purchase a license here : http://www.fwbuilder.org/4.0/netcitadel/

And the source is freeware, now ill wait for you to fix the compile bugs on Mac and you can give it away for free. :)
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X-User
X-User
11 October 2016
Some thoughts about this app and Mac OS X built-in firewall
1) The link provided in the reply by Bordeaux Group (Developer) has a "Download Free Trial" for version 4 for Mac OSX but it produced a 404 error "An error has been encountered in accessing this page"
Not much help there! and version 4 was updated around pre-2012?

2) Going directly to FirewallBuilder at www.fwbuilder.org takes you to Source Forge page https://sourceforge.net/projects/fwbuilder/files/Current_Packages/5.1.0/ showing the last modified version was three years old (2013-04-18)

3) Before spending some money, try to google something like "build mac os firewall"
You may find something like https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201642 or http://www.macworld.com/article/2940180/fire-up-your-macs-firewall.html or with step-by-step illustrations http://www.macinstruct.com/node/165 - last updated in 2011 but still works!!!
It gave the advice "There are several third-party firewall applications available for Macs, but we don't recommend that you purchase them. Mac OS X's firewall utilizes the same industry-standard UNIX technologies that are used to protect web servers."

Mac OS X's built-in firewall may not be as robust as this $60 app but it's FREE and may be good enough for the average folks. For the geeks, they already know how to dive into unix and fine tune the firewall. It's your money so it's your choice!
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