Vultr Adds a Free Firewall Service



  • https://www.vultr.com/news/Protect-Your-Cloud-with-Vultr-Firewall/

    We've listened to the needs of our customers and designed a robust firewall that is versatile, secure, and easy to use. Vultr Firewall Service is a free add-on security solution that can be deployed worldwide using the customer portal and our API.

    Running a secure cloud environment is vitally important in today’s world. Vultr Firewall Service adds flexibility and simplifies firewall management across all of your instances by allowing you to manage multiple groups and multiple rulesets from one location. Using our API or the customer portal, you can control traffic for common IP protocols such as TCP, UDP, ICMP, and GRE. Rulesets created in Vultr Firewall Service can be applied to any number of your Vultr instances, allowing for fine-grained control over your resources. As you've come to expect we've also future-proofed this new feature with native IPv6 support from the get-go!

    https://www.vultr.com/docs/vultr-firewall

    Released just 45 minutes ago.



  • Very nice, that's a great upgrade, and for free! That does a bit to set them apart from Digital Ocean and Linode. I don't think that either of them offer firewalls, do they?



  • @Reid-Cooper said in Vultr Adds a Free Firewall Service:

    Very nice, that's a great upgrade, and for free! That does a bit to set them apart from Digital Ocean and Linode. I don't think that either of them offer firewalls, do they?

    Not that I am aware of. It's definitely a good feature.



  • That's great! I was just talking with some people today about this, saying how I think it's coming soon. I heard a rumor on the Vultr forums.

    Free is a great price point too.


  • Service Provider

    This is definitely a huge announcement. This is one of those features that AWS and Azure tout as a major point of differentiation. Really glad to see the small players adding things like this and load balancers.



  • Is it just me, or is Vultr killing it recently?


  • Service Provider

    @aaronstuder said in Vultr Adds a Free Firewall Service:

    Is it just me, or is Vultr killing it recently?

    Are they? With Linode's improved pricing, Vultr still is trailing for us in most use cases. It's a bit too costly and a bit too slow. We just get way more bang for the buck with Linode and Linode has load balancers which I think are a bit more important than firewalls. Vultr is doing well, but killing it seems a bit far as we are migrating off in several cases because it just isn't the best value compared to it's more mature competitor any longer. It's definitely doing better than Digital Ocean these days, though.



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