pfSense Firewall

pfSense Firewall

pfSense is a free and open source firewall and router software application with many other networking tools included. Some of pfSense’s tools are VPN server, DNS / DHCP server, web content filter, and load balancing.

You install pfSense on a physical computer or a virtual machine to make a dedicated firewall and router for a network, and manage it with a web browser.

pfSense is based on the FreeBSD operating system and is developed and maintained by Netgate. Its initial release was in 2006 and uses the Apache License 2.0.

pfSense Firewall – open-source software is a highly configurable, full-featured solution that meets any need from the edge to the cloud


pfSenseĀ® software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution

The pfSense project is hosted and developed by Rubicon Communications, LLC (Netgate).



  • VPN Server
  • High Availability
  • Load Balancing
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Captive Portal
  • UTM Device
  • Firewall / Router
  • DNS / DHCP Server
  • IDS / IPS
  • Transparent Caching Proxy
  • Web Content Filter

Source: pfSense’s Home, Overview, and Getting Started pages

pfSense dashboard

pfSense dashboard


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