If one look around for easy to set up, manage and opensource firewall, router or VPN server – pfSense is definitely something worth to look on it closer. I use pfSense in my homelab as a firewall, router and VPN server to simulate different use case scenarios on my homelab in a box. pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform.
- management web interface
- network load balancer
- DHCP server
- DHCP relay
- DNS forwarder
- DynamicDNS support for most of the main providers.
- Traffic shaper
and many, many more. For full list of features check pfSense website.
pfsense summary screen
In the next few days I will blog out couple of post about deployment and basic configuration.