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I'm struggling between Firestarter and Shorewall. I've used them both, and have made good use of both. Firestarter is easy, graphical (a rarity with IPTables frontends, I find), and good for most new users. Shorewall is immensely powerful and customizable, but requires a manual to even utter its name (but is still better than raw IPTables, IMHO).
This year, I'll pick Firestarter. Last year, I think it was Shorewall. Next year...?
Wireshark is pretty awesome, once you start using all the power it brings you, including scripting; colorizing packets & sessions, tshark for captures.
Security Onion is an entire security monitoring console including many individual security apps including snort, suricata, squert, snorby, sguil, and others. The best (FREE) full system package in the business.
Last edited by thumbelina; 12-24-2012 at 04:15 AM.