Paul Venezia, InfoWorld.com, wrote this article about the “fast and feature rich, free and open source” firewall, pfSense, and why it may be the best one.
Those of us who work in the depths of high technology are not immune to the age-old adage of the shoemaker’s children having no shoes. We probably have the most technologically advanced homes of anyone we know, but we also tend to leave various items alone if they’re not causing problems. After all, that’s what we deal with at work. Who needs to saddle themselves with network upgrade projects at home when nothing’s broken?
That’s how your home winds up with a circa 2001 “small”-form-factor Dell GX110 as a firewall, running an oldish version of IPCop, booting from a CompactFlash card, dutifully whirring away for 12 years. I finally decided to put it out to pasture a few weeks ago.
Read the full article here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2861574/network-security/you-should-be-running-pfsense-firewall.html