IPCop is a Linux distribution which aims to provide a simple-to-manage firewall appliance based on PC hardware. IPCop is a stateful firewall built on the Linux netfilter framework.
Originally a fork of the SmoothWall Linux firewall, the projects are developed independently, and have now diverged significantly. IPFire, another firewall distribution, has been forked in 2005 because of stagnant development of the IPCop project.
IPCop includes a simple, user managed update mechanism to install security updates when required.
The main goal of Copfilter is to provide a free and easy to use solution to filter and scan traffic from any unsecure network, like the internet, for viruses and spam.
Copfilter is a package of various opensource traffic filtering software and tools, customized and built to work together smoothly.
It scans POP3 and SMTP emails for viruses and spam. HTTP and FTP traffic will also be scanned for viruses. If a virus is found, access to that web page or file will be denied.