Installing the pfSense Firewall

One of the best ways to learn about a technology is to use it. Installation of the pfSense firewall can be completed by a person with a basic understanding of computer hardware using the web interface for configuration.

Because pfSense is based on FreeBSD, the list of compatible hardware is the same. The FreeBSD Hardware Notes webpage at https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.2R/hardware.html includes a detailed listing of processors, system boards, and self-contained devices, including cameras and video recording devices. The website is updated as new options become available.

You can install pfSense on a local firewall, on a large-scale security device, or in the cloud. pfSense is the software element of the ...

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