Protection for free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Secure your Wi-Fi hotspots and meet possible legal requirements: IKARUS monitors all accesses over your wireless network and protects your network efficiently from malware and abuse.

Additional features like personalized landing and block response pages allow to use your customer-service for promotional purposes. Define different network areas und access options for employees and guests, block unwanted contents and limit download possibilities.





With minimum effort, IKARUS can be set up on premise or it can be used as a cloud solution. It is compatible with all firewalls. Many setting options offer professional security and interesting options to configure your network: Block unwanted contents by URLs or categories, add black and white lists, define different network areas, set up various administrative authorization levels, create user profiles and time-based access controls, limit downloads per session and use landing and block response pages for your information and advertising purposes.

Thanks to its multi-client capability, IKARUS is also perfectly suited to companies with several locations or business areas. Every instance can be individually adapted and branded: Set up and design landing pages and use the integrated data collection tool to sign in to your WLAN, report data or start newsletter campaigns. The block response page that informs customers if their web requests conflicts with your terms of use, can also be individually adapted and branded.

Comprehensive log information and automated reports complete the feature set.


  • Powered by the IKARUS scan.engine for solid detection
  • Virus protection for web protocols
    • HTTP
    • FTP over HTTP
    • FTP
  • Simple creation of access profiles using URL, file name and content type
  • Custom creation of administrative access levels
  • Differentiation of network areas via GRE/WCCP
  • Activity monitor via IKARUS Configuration Center
  • Time-based access control
  • Transfer limits per user session
  • Comprehensive logging of all activities with reporting functionality
  • Regular updates for real-time protection from the latest threats
  • Personalised landing pages
  • Personalised block-response pages
  • Multiple landing pages (different brandings and contents)
  • Setup packages for Microsoft Windows and Linux (for IKARUS

System requirements

The following minimum requirements must be met to run IKARUS

Requirements for using it as IKARUS
  • Processor from 2 GHz (Intel/AMD)
  • x86/x64 architecture
  • Min. 512 MB RAM
  • Min. 2 GB hard disk memory
  • Router with GRE/WCCP function or Linux iptables
  • Windows Server 2008 and higher (32/64-Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS 5/6/7 (64-Bit)
  • Debian (64-Bit)
Requirements for using it as IKARUS

  • Internet access
  • Router with GRE/WCCP function

    • Fixed/static IP address of the router



FilesOperating SystemSize
Setup-GatewaySecurity-3.36.7win.i386.exeWindows 32 Bit20.349 KB
Setup-GatewaySecurity-3.36.7win.x86_64.exeWindows 64 Bit20.696 KB
ikarus-gatewaysecurity-3.36.7rh5.x86_64.rpmLinux 64 Bit 22.932 KB
ikarus-gatewaysecurity-3.36.7_amd64.debLinux 64 Bit22.926 KB
Setup-gatewaysecurityCC_1.9.0.exeWindows 32 Bit GUI Setup7.444 KB
Data sheet:
Download IKARUS Data sheet
User manual:
IKARUS User Manual
Success stories:
A1 Telekom Austria AG: A1 Internet Security
Unwired Networks: IKARUS

In order to activate and use IKARUS you need a valid license key. 

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