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Security: Manage Network Security With pfSense Firewall

Video Description

Use an open source firewall to protect your network. Use features like Failover, Load Balancer, OpenVPN, IPSec, and Squid

About This Video

  • 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.

In Detail

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction
    1. Welcome and introduction 00:03:27
    2. Course overview 00:03:08
    3. Why learn pfSense 00:02:55
    4. Prepare for the course 00:01:53
    5. Download course resources 00:00:36
    6. About us 00:03:35
    7. About you 00:01:54
    8. Get ready for pfSense 00:01:06
  2. Chapter 2 : Introduction To pfSense
    1. Introduction to pfSense 00:00:39
    2. pfSense features 00:08:35
    3. pfSense requirements 00:07:12
    4. Deploy a virtual machine 00:08:32
    5. Install pfSense 00:08:02
    6. Configure pfSense #1 00:07:44
    7. Configure pfSense #2 00:06:13
    8. pfSense web GUI dashboard 00:10:39
    9. pfSense and DHCP server #1 00:09:26
    10. pfSense and DHCP server #2 00:03:29
  3. Chapter 3 : pfSense As a Firewall
    1. pfSense firewall features 00:01:22
    2. pfSense as a firewall 00:09:27
    3. Configure pfSense firewall rules #1 00:08:10
    4. Configure pfSense firewall rules #2 00:08:53
    5. Configure pfSense firewall rules #3 00:04:09
    6. Manage pfSense firewall rules 00:02:58
  4. Chapter 4 : pfSense As a Failover and Load Balancer
    1. Quick checkin 00:02:05
    2. pfSense failover and load balancing 00:00:44
    3. pfSense as a failover and load balancer server 00:08:10
    4. pfSense gateway groups 00:08:51
    5. Verify failover 00:03:44
  5. Chapter 5 : Remote Connectivity With pfSense And OpenVPN
    1. pfSense remote connectivity with OpenVPN 00:00:53
    2. Get familiar with OpenVPN 00:08:03
    3. Setup certificate authority (CA) 00:10:12
    4. Setup OpenVPN tunnel 00:08:16
    5. Install OpenVPN client 00:07:48
    6. Configure OpenVPN connection 00:04:35
  6. Chapter 6 : Remote Connectivity With pfSense And IPSec
    1. pfSense remote connectivity with IPSec 00:00:47
    2. Introduction to IPSec 00:06:48
    3. IPSec and pfSense 00:04:47
    4. Setup IPSec tunnel 00:07:45
    5. Firewall rules for IPSec tunnel 00:03:47
  7. Chapter 7 : pfSense As a Squid Proxy Server
    1. pfSense and Squid proxy server 00:00:40
    2. Introduction to Squid proxy server 00:07:55
    3. Install Squid proxy server 00:07:32
    4. Configure Squid proxy server 00:07:34
    5. Configure Squid proxy server rules 00:09:06
  8. Chapter 8 : Conclusion
    1. Thanks! (Bonus lecture) 00:03:52