A powerful solution for protecting a network and filtering all data traffic to make sure no unauthorized attempts to access the PCs gets through
What's new in RusRoute 2.3.1:Optimization by speed of program, descreasing buffers size, descreasing the number of dynamic objects. Displaying the used memory as process' virtual memory size (working set). Advantage of VPN system: increasing open key size for Primary VPN server up to 4096 bits (therefore VPN is incompatible with the previous versions, key generation can take ~10 minutes for checking of 4000 candidates for prime numbers), the additional options of working VPN clients behind the NAT without of requirement of router's port 10004 mapping to a port 10004 of LAN's IP of client, and direct packets transfer between VPN clients when IP address and port of client is reachable from global network or exchanging traffic clients are connected to the same Primary or Secondary VPN server in the LAN. (See VPN client settings on the "Settings" page). The key update interval is reduced to 15 minutes. Increasing of speed of VPN data transferring by approximate 10% (up to 40 mbits/s for receive and 32 mbits/s for send for PC like Core2Quad Q9550 2.8 GHz. (There are not more of 2 cores are used by 100%).
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 RusRoute. 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.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONThe paid version comes with Software router and firewall with NAT, Internet gateway for Windows, users' traffic counter and restriction, ports redirection and other SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSCPU 1 GHz or better