HCST Edgeguard Network Gateway

The HCST Edgeguard network gateway provides an integrated family of applications that simplify and consolidate the network and security products that businesses need at the network gateway.

HCST combines the Untangle Open-Source software, conveniently-sized 1U rackmountable server hardware, and HCST services to make the HCST Edgeguard Network Gateway.

deployment_firewallThis appliance provides the following network services:

Standard Features Enhanced Features
  • Web Filtering
  • Spam Blocker
  • Spyware Blocker
  • Protocol Control
  • Virus Blocking
  • Phish Blocker
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Attack Blocker
  • Firewall
  • OpenVPN
  • Routing and QoS
  • Reporting


  • Professional Support
  • Policy Manager
  • Kaspersky Virus Blocker
  • PC Remote
  • Remote Access Portal

The HCST Edgeguard server can be installed in your network in either routed or bridged configurations.

The routed configuration acts as a dedicated server performing the full routing and firewall services of high-end firewalls such as the Cisco ASA,  SonicWALL, or Baracuda as well as providing all the additional features outlined above.

In the bridged configuration, the HCST Edgeguard server drops seamlessly behind existing firewalls and routers, but is still able to provide all the additional features not provided by your existing firewall or router.

The HCST Edgeguard powerful capabilities allow you to control Internet access according to your company's requirements and policies.

Check out these screenshots of the powerful webfiltering capability as an example of the power of the HCST Edgeguard server.

wcc02Web Filtering Controls allow the administrator to Block or Pass any website or URL, and create a custom message to display to the user when that website is blocked. Blocked websites prevent users from accessing inappropriate content

wcc07Daily reports provide details on utilization through the HCST Edgeguard server, including Internet Usage overviews, and individual user reporting options.

wcc08Individual user reports (clickable within the utilization summary) show specifics about individual user violations. This information can be used to properly educate users on appropriate web access patterns, or whatever response your organization requires.


Edgeguard pricing, including hardware, professional support package (1 yr),and Kaspersky Virus Blocker subscription (1 yr) starts at only $1628.00. Leasing is available at approximately $58.43/month.