pfSense – Free, professional Open Source Firewall for the enterprise (ePub)

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pfSense

Free, professional Open Source Firewall for the enterprise

The guide shows you how to install pfSense the easy way, optionally enabling GeoIP for country based rules, proxy server with virus scanner, high availability failover and syncing different firewalls with rules from a master firewall.

Easy understandable for beginners, helpful for professionals.

Description

pfSense

Free, professional Open Source Firewall for the enterprise

The guide shows you how to install pfSense the easy way, optionally enabling GeoIP for country based rules, proxy server with virus scanner, high availability failover and syncing different firewalls with rules from a master firewall.

Easy understandable for beginners, helpful for professionals.

Best security based on FreeBSD
Easy maintainable
Scalable
Saves your company money

Introduction to security

In the past services offered on the Internet mostly was unprotected and traffic was sent in clear text between server and user. Firewalls was unknown to most users.

Times has changed now, spying on traffic and hacking is all around. Actually it needs less than a few minutes to have the first bots trying all of their exploit scripts against your IP address. Never think you are not important enough for hackers because in the first step bots operates on IP addresses without knowing who is behind this IP address. Things will be exploited pretty fast.

A modern firewall with strong security, combined with other prevention methods like transparent proxy servers scanning for viruses, using modern and state-of-the-art server technologies is a must for every system connected to the Internet.

After using this great solution a long time I finally wrote this e-book for you.

Setup of this guide – Our Goal

This guide will show you how to set up a pfSense firewall in a few minutes. We use a virtual machine setup, but you can use any new or old PC and embedded systems whatever suits you best.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Table of Contents
Legal Notes
Introduction to security
Setup of this guide – Our Goal
Base setup 10
Our final setup 10
Prepare to install
Download the software 11
Install pfSense
Prepare boot 12
Boot and setup the basics 12
First boot 16
Assign interfaces and IP addresses 17
Accessing the web interface
Continue basic settings 20
Complete the Wizard 20
Detailed Setup
System Advanced 23
System Advanced / Admin Access 23
System Advanced / Networking 23
System Advanced / Miscellaneous 24
System Advanced / Notifications 24
System / Certificate Manager 25
System / Certificate Manager / Certificates 25
System / General setup 26
System / High Availability Sync 27
pfsync protocoll / multicast 27
Synchronization Settings (XMLRPC Sync) 27
System / Routing Gateways 29
System / User Manager / Users 29
Interfaces 30
The Firewall
Firewall / Aliases 32
Firewall / NAT 34
Firewall NAT / Port Forward 34
Firewall NAT / 1:1 35
Firewall / NAT / Outbound 36
Firewall / Rules 37
Firewall / Rules / WAN 37
Firewall / Rules / LAN 38
Firewall / Rules / LAN / change default rules 38
Firewall / Schedules (time based rules) 40
Firewall / Virtual IPs 40
Services
Captive Portal 42
DHCP(4/6) Relay 42
DHCP(4/6) Server 42
DNS Resolver 45
Load Balancer 46
NTP 46
The updated rules 46
VPN
Ipsec 48
L2TP 48
OpenVPN 48
Proxy Server Setup
Install required packages 50
Proxy server settings 51
Local Cache 51
General 52
Antivirus settings 67
ACLs 68
Authentication / Users 68
Real Time 69
Sync to other servers 69
URL blocking settings 69
General Settings 69
Common ACL 70
XMLRPC Sync 71
Updated firewall rules 71
GeoIP blocking Setup
Install required packages 73
Setup Country Blocking 73
General Setup 73
Select countries / regions to block 74
System Backup and Restore
More Features
About The Author
Other Books By (Author)
Link List for this e-book
pfSense – Project 81
FreeBSD Project Page 81
CTS Solutions Website 81
7-Zip Website 81
Block Lists usable for URL blocking 81
Can I Ask A Favour?

Karl M. Joch is founder of CTS GMBH with more than 30 years experience in national and international projects. He worked in over 15 countries.

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Karl M. Joch

[DE] Karl M. Joch ist Gründer der CTS GMBH und hat mehr als 30 Jahre Erfahrung in nationalen und internationalen Projekten. Er arbeitete in über 15 Ländern. IT Skills, speziell mit Open Source Lösungen. [EN] Karl M. Joch is founder of CTS GMBH with more than 30 years experience in national and international projects. He worked in over 15 countries. Karl's Website: https://kmj.at/ CTS Website: https://cts.at/