Network Security with pfSense

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Learn
  • Understand what pfSense is, its key features, and advantages
  • Configure pfSense as a firewall
  • Set up pfSense for failover and load balancing
  • Connect clients through an OpenVPN client
  • Configure an IPsec VPN tunnel with pfSense
  • Integrate the Squid proxy into pfSense
About

While connected to the internet, you’re a potential target for an array of cyber threats, such as hackers, keyloggers, and Trojans that attack through unpatched security holes. A firewall works as a barrier (or ‘shield’) between your computer and cyberspace. pfSense is highly versatile firewall software. With thousands of enterprises using pfSense, it is fast becoming the world's most trusted open source network security solution.

Network Security with pfSense begins with an introduction to pfSense, where you will gain an understanding of what pfSense is, its key features, and advantages. Next, you will learn how to configure pfSense as a firewall and create and manage firewall rules. As you make your way through the chapters, you will test pfSense for failover and load balancing across multiple wide area network (WAN) connections. You will then configure pfSense with OpenVPN for secure remote connectivity and implement IPsec VPN tunnels with pfSense. In the concluding chapters, you’ll understand how to configure and integrate pfSense as a Squid proxy server.

By the end of this book, you will be able to leverage the power of pfSense to build a secure network.

Features
  • Explore pfSense, a trusted open source network security solution
  • Configure pfSense as a firewall and create and manage firewall rules
  • Test pfSense for failover and load balancing across multiple WAN connections
Page Count 152
Course Length 4 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781789532975
Date Of Publication 29 Jul 2018

Authors

Manuj Aggarwal

Manuj Aggarwal is an entrepreneur, investor, and technology enthusiast. Over the last few years, he has been a business owner, technical architect, CTO, coder, start up consultant, and more. Currently, he is the principal consultant, architect, and CTO of a software consulting company, TetraNoodle Technologies, based in Vancouver, Canada. He works with various start-ups on a number of cutting edge and interesting problems. Whether it is ideation and the refining of your start up idea, or building a dream team to execute the idea, he provides a diverse set of solutions that help these start-ups to succeed in their plans. He has been active in the software industry since 1997, and has worked with early-stage businesses through to Fortune 100 mega-corporations. He is passionate about sharing all the knowledge that he has acquired over the years. He is particularly interested in helping technical and non-technical entrepreneurs, founders, and co-founders of tech start-ups.