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pfSense® software includes the same features as most expensive commercial firewall
In some cases, pfSense includes additional features that are not available in commercial
closed source solutions. In all cases, pfSense provides better value for your money.
Let us show you what pfSense can do, and get you started on the path to deploying pfSense
software in your environment.
The pfSense project is a free network firewall distribution, based on the FreeBSD operating
system with a custom kernel and including third party free software packages for additional
functionality. pfSense software, with the help of the package system, is able to provide
the same functionality or more of common commercial firewalls, without any of the artificial
limitations. It has successfully replaced every big name commercial firewall you can imagine
in numerous installations around the world, including Check Point, Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA,
Juniper, Sonicwall, Netgear, Watchguard, Astaro, and more.
pfSense software includes a web interface for the configuration of all included components.
There is no need for any UNIX knowledge, no need to use the command line for anything,
and no need to ever manually edit any rule sets. Users familiar with commercial firewalls
catch on to the web interface quickly, though there can be a learning curve for users not
familiar with commercial-grade firewalls.
Unlike most common commercial firewalls offerings, the pfSense project is just the software
portion of the firewall. This means you get to tailor the hardware you choose to meet your
environment's specific needs. You can use the live CD or memstick to test out your hardware
without installing to the hard drive, or install to a compact flash card for embedded systems.
With hardware you have the option of purchasing pre-installed systems from the the pfSense