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An open source firewall/router computer software distribution
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What is pfSense?

It is an open source firewall/router computer software distribution based on FreeBSD. It is installed on a physical computer or a virtual machine to make a dedicated firewall/router for a network.
pfSense is a tool in the Security category of a tech stack.

Who uses pfSense?

Companies
5 companies reportedly use pfSense in their tech stacks, including Rézoléo, infrastructure, and TekFinest.

Developers
6 developers on StackShare have stated that they use pfSense.

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Why developers like pfSense?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use pfSense
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pfSense's Features

  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  • GeoIP blocking

pfSense Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to pfSense?
OpenSSL
It is a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library.
Let's Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
Sqreen
Sqreen is a security platform that helps engineering team protect their web applications, API and micro-services in real-time. The solution installs with a simple application library and doesn't require engineering resources to operate. Security anomalies triggered are reported with technical context to help engineers fix the code. Ops team can assess the impact of attacks and monitor suspicious user accounts involved.
Authy
We make the best rated Two-Factor Authentication smartphone app for consumers, a Rest API for developers and a strong authentication platform for the enterprise.
Spring Security
It is a framework that focuses on providing both authentication and authorization to Java applications. The real power of Spring Security is found in how easily it can be extended to meet custom requirements.
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pfSense's Followers
4 developers follow pfSense to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Doug Bromley
ArmaanT
Dylan Hunt
mattpoel