and we are ready to implement it!
If you’re directly connected to the internet and don’t have a firewall, your computers are being pounded by botnets and hackers on a daily basis. If you’re running Windows computers, they will get in sooner or later, but even Macintosh and Linux systems can leave you vulnerable although the latter one is probably the best bet in terms of security. A firewall is the solution to having control over the situation.
While commercial “hardware” firewalls may sound better, the fact is that they’re not.
There are a few more and issues bugs to address. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long now!
We have been using m0n0wall and pfSense as a router and firewall solution for clients for quite some time now. Both are rock solid workhorses that rival commercial routers and firewalls in stability, functionality and performance, yet are built on an open platform. The latest version of pfSense brings some enterprise grade features needed in a larger network, as well as complete user administration. It all comes with the GUI that easy to use, yet offers access to practically all the features.
Not only do we support the pfSense and M0n0wall platforms, we will also install and maintain systems for SME’s and corporates.
It’s is a well known secret that Cisco, Microsoft, Apple and most other OEM’s have based their TCP/IP stack on FreeBSD. Some have based their whole OS on it, like for example Apple with Mac OSX. So it should come as no surprise that a firewall built on FreeBSD should be a best of breed product and provide a fully secure platform to be used as access gateway for any network.
With secure wireless support, multiple secure VPN protocol support, logging and failover and load balancing on internet and WAN links, this may just be the solution you have been looking for.
See full specs at the documentation page
More about m0nowall here and pfSense over here.