Hands-On pfSense 2.x for Firewalls and Routers

Video description

Elite network security with open source software!

About This Video

  • Install and navigate pfSense and become familiar with the key concepts and vocabulary essential to network security
  • Selectively control access to sensitive services with Network Address Translation (NAT) and advanced firewall rules
  • Manage multiple independent internal networks using custom routes and provide secure remote access to internal resources with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Maintain continuous security compliance with advanced logging, monitoring, and notifications (LMN)

In Detail

pfSense is an open-source security suite based on OpenBSD, the world's most secure operating system. It is used by top-notch network security professionals to provide highly versatile network control complete with advanced traffic routes, firewalls, and monitoring tools.

This course will teach you how to install and configure core pfSense services such as firewalls, routing, and network segregation. You will also learn how to successfully secure, monitor, and maintain your networks with pfSense. Advanced topics include custom firewall rules, automated blocking, virtual private networks, and more!

We will create a virtual network with two secure LANs, a DMZ and a public Internet connection with robust security features. By the end of this course, you will be confident using pfSense to secure physical and virtual networks using the industry's most exciting network perimeter defense system.


This course is intended for aspiring network security professionals who want to quickly get started with advanced firewalls and network monitoring using pfSense. No prior knowledge of pfSense or OpenBSD is required, although an understanding TCP/IP and standard network topologies is.

Product information

  • Title: Hands-On pfSense 2.x for Firewalls and Routers
  • Author(s): Jason White
  • Release date: February 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789805017