Friday, November 3, 2017

Free Open Source Firewall Solution - Pfsense

PFSense is an open source firewall and router distribution based on FreeBSD .
 Pfsense is tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface.

pfSense can be setup on a lower end PC. It can be configured  and enhanced through a web-based interface, with out any  knowledge in FreeBSD system.

PfSense is very flexible and can easily be adapted to numerous applications ranging from a home router to a firewall for a large corporate network.  PfSense includes many features that are often only found in expensive commercial routers.

Why use pfSense instead of another router?

PfSense is fast, free, and stable offering tons of great features.

If you have an existing router that doesn't offer the features, or performance you need pfSense is a great choice to replace it with. Offering complete control of the hardware you can customize your pfSense system with the components you want.

If you've ever shopped for routers or firewall's before you probably know that depending on the features you are looking for they can be quite expensive. By using pfSense you can save a ton of money without compromising on features.

Popular uses for pfSense

    LAN / WAN Router
    Wireless Hotspot (Captive Portal)
    VPN Router
    DHCP / DNS Server
    Wireless Access Point
    Multi Wan Router
    Multi-WAN load balancing
    Automatic connection failover
    Bandwidth throttling 
    IPv4 and IPv6 support
    Port Forwarding / NAT (Network Address Translation)
User Authentication
    Local user and group database
    User and group-based privileges
    External RADIUS authentication
Proxy and Content Filtering
    Transparent Squid Proxy Server
    HTTP and HTTPS proxy
    Non Transparent or Transparent caching proxy
    Web Content Filter
    Domain/URL filtering
    Anti-virus filtering
    Unified Threat Management
    DNS Blacklist
    GeoIP blocking
    Time based rules
    SafeSearch for search engines
    Website access reporting
    Usage reporting for daily, monthly, etc.

Dashboard with configurable widgets
Local logging
Remote logging
Local monitoring graphs
Real-time interface traffic graphs  and More.........................

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