Mastering pfSense - Second Edition

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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, and to implement Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • 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.

Mastering pfSense - Second Edition, covers features that have long been part of pfSense such as captive portal, VLANs, traffic shaping, VPNs, load balancing, Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP), multi-WAN, and routing. It also covers features that have been added with the release of 2.4, such as support for ZFS partitions and OpenVPN 2.4. This book takes into account the fact that, in order to support increased cryptographic loads, pfSense version 2.5 will require a CPU that supports AES-NI.

The second edition of this book places more of an emphasis on the practical side of utilizing pfSense than the previous edition, and, as a result, more examples are provided which show in step-by-step fashion how to implement many features.

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 potential threats
  • Put the principles of better security into practice by implementing examples provided in the text
Page Count 450
Course Length 13 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781788993173
Date Of Publication 8 May 2018

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.