Security: Manage Network Security With pfSense Firewall [Video]

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Learn
  • Understand pfSense, its features and benefits
  • Configure pfSense as a firewall
  • Configure 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

According to a recent study conducted by a major Cyber Security firm, less than half the online population understands the term "Firewalls" - or know if they have one enabled on their PC. Firewalls are even more important in a corporate or work environment. It not only keeps the corporate network safe - but can also optimize traffic routing and provide a whole range of other benefits. If you are connected to the Internet, you are a potential target to an array of cyber threats, such as hackers, keyloggers, and Trojans that attack through unpatched security holes. A firewall works as a barrier, or a shield, between your PC and cyberspace. Basic firewalls such as the one included in your operating systems, only monitor incoming traffic by default. This may give you a false sense of security. Keep in mind, outgoing traffic, with your credit card information, bank accounts, and social security number is not protected. A good firewall will monitor traffic in both directions. pfSense is a highly versatile, open source routing and firewall software. With thousands of enterprises using pfSense software, it is fast the world's most trusted open source network security solution. pfSense has all of the features you would find in a commercial firewall solution and more, and it is absolutely free! If you are serious about architecting, deploying and operating enterprise grade firewalls – then this course is for you.

Style and Approach

In this course, you’ll learn about pfSense, all of its key features, how you can install and deploy it, as well as the different tasks you can perform.

Features
  • You will gain an understanding of what pfSense is, its key features and advantages.
  • You will learn how to configure pfSense as a firewall and create and manage firewall rules.
  • You will learn to configure and test pfSense for failover and load balancing across multiple WAN connections.
  • You will dive into configuring pfSense free and robust remote connectivity solutions using OpenVPN and IPSec.
  • Finally, you’ll learn how to configure and integrate pfSense as a Squid proxy server.
Course Length 4 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781789538991
Date Of Publication 28 May 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.