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I am looking for tools that offer firewall visualisation. Google suggests fwbuilder, but to my understanding its visualisation is only a slightly improved table.

EDIT: here's what I had in mind. This is done with basic graphviz. A directed graph visualisation

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what kind of firewall do you plan on installing/manage? And what OS do you use as a client? – cwheeler33 Apr 22 '11 at 22:29
have you looked at fwbuilder and it doesn't do want you want? if so, what type of visualization are you looking for? – vadimk Apr 22 '11 at 22:52
OS doesn't matter, firewall types almost don't matter, but cisco pix and checkpoint fw would be the first choices. I am looking to get a graph out of it. I've looked at fwbuilder and sceenshots don't impress me. – Konrads Apr 24 '11 at 17:41
hmm, what kind of graph ? – vadimk Apr 24 '11 at 19:24
How does OS/firewall type not matter? If you're looking for something that takes a ruleset and generates a graph, it will need to support the ruleset format that you're using... – Jason Antman Apr 29 '11 at 12:39


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This certainly is in the direction that I want, but I've previously looked at it and found it too simple to graph more than say 100 or so rules - the visual clutter is visible even in the screenshot. But thank's for reminding nonetheless! – Konrads Apr 30 '11 at 9:33
I'd say that GV isn't really up to the task to automatically layout huge graphs in a sane way - we all know of the algorithmic problems here. I'd suggest using gressgraph and then manually edit/layout to have some usable results. – pfo May 2 '11 at 8:31

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