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Mastering pfSense

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Learn
  • Configure pfSense services such as DHCP, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, DNS, NTP and SNMP
  • Set up a managed switch to work with VLANs
  • Use pfSense to allow, block and deny traffic
  • Make use of the traffic shaper to lower and raise the priority of certain types of traffic
  • Set up and connect to a VPN tunnel with pfSense
  • Incorporate redundancy and high availability by utilizing load balancing and the Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP)
  • Explore diagnostic tools in pfSense to solve network problems
About

pfSense has the same reliability and stability as even the most popular commercial firewall offerings on the market – but, like the very best open-source software, it doesn’t limit you. You’re in control – you can exploit and customize pfSense around your security needs.

If you’re familiar with pfSense you probably knew that already. This book builds on any knowledge you may already have, and provides you with a clear route to expand your skills and pfSense’s capabilities. You’ll learn how to customize and configure pfSense to construct a firewall that can protect you from any potential security threats. Find out how to set up a VPN, and build a high-availability system that provides redundancy and fault tolerance – essential when security and software performance are so interdependent.

With further guidance on how to use a diverse range of third-party packages – all of which will help you unlock more from pfSense, this book covers everything you need - and more – to get a high-quality, reliable firewall up and running for a fraction of the cost.

Features
  • You can always do more to secure your software – so extend and customize your pfSense firewall
  • Build a high availability security system that’s fault tolerant – and capable of blocking any threats
  • Put the principles of better security into practice – unlock a more stable and reliable firewall
Page Count 406
Course Length 12 hours 10 minutes
ISBN9781786463432
Date Of Publication 28 Aug 2016

Authors

David Zientara

David Zientara is a software engineer living in northern New Jersey. He has over 20 years of experience in IT. In the mid-1990s, David became the lead software engineer for Oxberry LLC, a digital imaging company headquartered in New Jersey. In this capacity, he played a major role in developing a new software package for the company's equipment. In the mid-2000s, David took an interest in computer networking, an interest that led him to learn about m0n0wall and, eventually, pfSense.

David currently is employed with the Prasad Corporation in a consulting position and is also the author of Learn pfSense 2.4 and Mastering pfSense 2.4, also available from Packt Publishing.