FwPlatinum came into being because we needed this realtime analysis of our logs. The first program we tried was Gianluca Rotoni's FwGold, but unfortunately it was too inefficient for the amount of traffic we received, and ate up all the CPU on our firewall management server. After a ground up rewrite, FwPlatinum was born, and our Ultra 10 now only uses 5% CPU when dealing with 33,000 connections per minute.
For compatibility reasons, FwPlatinum uses the same configuration files (with a couple of additions) and overall logic as FwGold.
FwPlatinum is free software protected by the GPL license, read the file LICENSE for further information. I make no warranties, implied or otherwise, about the suitability of this software. I shall not in any case be liable for special, incidental, consequential, indirect or other similar damages arising from the transfer, storage, or use of this software.
To download FwPlatinum, go to the SourceForge FwPlatinum File List and click on the latest fwplat-x.yy.tar.gz package.
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Steve Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 10 Oct 2001