VLAN and firewall setup for network segmentaton on Unifi Dream Machine (UDM)

Previously I have written about my home network setup with Unifi and Untangle. I recently swapped out this setup and replaced it with a single device, the Unifi Dream Machine (UDM). The UDM combines the functions of the Unifi Security Gateway (USG), cloud key/controller, managed four port switch and Wireless Access Point (WAP). The reasonContinue reading “VLAN and firewall setup for network segmentaton on Unifi Dream Machine (UDM)”

My Unifi home network with Linksys Untangle Unified Threat Management (UTM)

When I started on this quest to secure my network I was looking for a solution that would sit inside my network and monitor all internal and out-going traffic. I discovered that the solution is called Unified Threat Management (UTM). There are hardware and software products available for this but they typically require dedicated hardwareContinue reading “My Unifi home network with Linksys Untangle Unified Threat Management (UTM)”

Untangle the mainstay of my home network

A few years ago I realised that commercially available home routers were not sufficient for our household needs. At that time security features were scant and parental controls, if available, were minimalist. The vulnerabilities of home routers have been exposed through the Krack WiFi vulnerability and router exploits since then and we have all becomeContinue reading “Untangle the mainstay of my home network”

Upgrading your home network for continuous access to cloud services

I’ve recently had the opportunity to study cloud computing risk and security which was really worthwhile. Many of us are transitioning to cloud services and considering hybrid cloud services that integrate with our own infrastructure at work. This places a greater emphasis on the network infrastructure so that failover and balancing is important. You mightContinue reading “Upgrading your home network for continuous access to cloud services”

About Digital Aid

I want to share my experience from several decades leading data and information systems and delivering complex IT enabled programs. I am also a father of four who values being productive and believes personal privacy is important. I will share my knowledge and experience to help others understand the benefits of digital transformation and to manage the risks involved.