Creating a secure environment for network users and eliminating the possibility of external intrusions is a very serious endeavor, one that requires both knowledge and powerful tools in order to be carried out successfully.
One of the preferred weapons against the perils that may menace a network are the firewalls and one of them is
. This particular application is clearly bent only on functionality as the looks are against it.
The program comes with a simple interface, making all the functions easily accessible from a well organized window that hosts all the available modules. The usage RusRoute may seem a bit different from that of other utilities because the first visit you should pay is to the ‘Settings’ area, where the main configurations have to be set in order.
Inside that module you will be able to customize the optimization options, those for flood protection, port scan blocking, VPN client or Ethernet. Determining the process priority is also possible and the choices at your disposal consist of ‘Normal’, ‘Above Normal’, ‘ High’ and ‘Realtime’.
With regard to the network information that RusRoute can provide, this includes adapter details for all detected devices, as well as routing and ARP tables. There is a dedicated ‘Lists’ area from where you can check out the adapters, IP addresses, time table and network protocols with data about the source, destination, filter or broadcast included.
RusRoute offers HTTP and DNS filtering capabilities, TCP congestion control and user management facilities also. The VPN function is well represented and you will be able to add and edit firewall rules from the corresponding area.
All in all, this application seems to be capable of securing a network environment, while also providing useful features for the management of connected workstations. Nonetheless, a more friendly interface and some extra functions are needed if this tool is to be mentioned among the top choices in its category.