Mastering PfSense Second Edition

Mastering PfSense   Second Edition

About This Book You can always do more to secure your software - so extend and customize your pfSense firewall Build a high availability security system that's fault-tolerant - and capable of blocking potential threats Put the principles of ...

Author: David Zientara

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ISBN: OCLC:1105784228

Category: Computer network protocols

Page: 450

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Install and configure a pfSense router/firewall, and become a pfSense expert in the process. About This Book You can always do more to secure your software - so extend and customize your pfSense firewall Build a high availability security system that's fault-tolerant - and capable of blocking potential threats Put the principles of better security into practice by implementing examples provided in the text Who This Book Is For This book is for those with at least an intermediate understanding of networking. Prior knowledge of pfSense would be helpful but is not required. Those who have the resources to set up a pfSense firewall, either in a real or virtual environment, will especially benefit, as they will be able to follow along with the examples in the book. What You Will Learn Configure pfSense services such as DHCP, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, DNS, NTP and SNMP Set up a managed switch to work with VLANs Use pfSense to allow, block and deny traffic, and to implement Network Address Translation (NAT) Make use of the traffic shaper to lower and raise the priority of certain types of traffic Set up and connect to a VPN tunnel with pfSense Incorporate redundancy and high availability by utilizing load balancing and the Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP) Explore diagnostic tools in pfSense to solve network problems In Detail pfSense has the same reliability and stability as even the most popular commercial firewall offerings on the market - but, like the very best open-source software, it doesn't limit you. You're in control - you can exploit and customize pfSense around your security needs. Mastering pfSense - Second Edition, covers features that have long been part of pfSense such as captive portal, VLANs, traffic shaping, VPNs, load balancing, Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP), multi-WAN, and routing. It also covers features that have been added with the release of 2.4, such as support for ZFS partitions and OpenVPN 2.4. This book takes into account the fact that, in order to support increased cryptographic loads, pfSense version 2.5 will require a CPU that supports AES-NI. The second edition of this book places more of an emphasis on the practical side of utilizing pfSense than the previous edition, and, as a result, more examples are provided which show in step-by-step fashion how to implement many features. Style and approach Practical guide to learn the advanced functionalities of pfSense with minimum fuss. Downloading the ...
Categories: Computer network protocols

Mastering pfSense

Mastering pfSense

This book takes into account the fact that, in order to support increased cryptographic loads, pfSense version 2.5 will require a CPU that supports AES-NI. The second edition of this book places more of an emphasis on the practical side of ...

Author: David Zientara

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788993470

Category: Computers

Page: 450

View: 502

Install and configure a pfSense router/firewall, and become a pfSense expert in the process. Key Features You can always do more to secure your software – so extend and customize your pfSense firewall Build a high availability security system that’s fault-tolerant – and capable of blocking potential threats Put the principles of better security into practice by implementing examples provided in the text Book Description pfSense has the same reliability and stability as even the most popular commercial firewall offerings on the market – but, like the very best open-source software, it doesn’t limit you. You’re in control – you can exploit and customize pfSense around your security needs. Mastering pfSense - Second Edition, covers features that have long been part of pfSense such as captive portal, VLANs, traffic shaping, VPNs, load balancing, Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP), multi-WAN, and routing. It also covers features that have been added with the release of 2.4, such as support for ZFS partitions and OpenVPN 2.4. This book takes into account the fact that, in order to support increased cryptographic loads, pfSense version 2.5 will require a CPU that supports AES-NI. The second edition of this book places more of an emphasis on the practical side of utilizing pfSense than the previous edition, and, as a result, more examples are provided which show in step-by-step fashion how to implement many features. What you will learn Configure pfSense services such as DHCP, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, DNS, NTP and SNMP Set up a managed switch to work with VLANs Use pfSense to allow, block and deny traffic, and to implement Network Address Translation (NAT) Make use of the traffic shaper to lower and raise the priority of certain types of traffic Set up and connect to a VPN tunnel with pfSense Incorporate redundancy and high availability by utilizing load balancing and the Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP) Explore diagnostic tools in pfSense to solve network problems Who this book is for This book is for those with at least an intermediate understanding of networking. Prior knowledge of pfSense would be helpful but is not required. Those who have the resources to set up a pfSense firewall, either in a real or virtual environment, will especially benefit, as they will be able to follow along with the examples in the book.
Categories: Computers

Learn pfSense 2 4

Learn pfSense 2 4

Get up and running with Pfsense and all the core concepts to build firewall and
routing solutions David Zientara ... within this book, you might consider another
book I authored, Mastering pfSense, which covers intermediate-level topics.

Author: David Zientara

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789349009

Category: Computers

Page: 346

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Install, Configure and Setup different connections with pfSense Key Features Build firewall and routing solutions with PfSense. Learn how to create captive portals, how to connect Pfsense to your https environment and so on. Practical approach towards building firewall solutions for your organization Book Description As computer networks become ubiquitous, it has become increasingly important to both secure and optimize our networks. pfSense, an open-source router/firewall, provides an easy, cost-effective way of achieving this – and this book explains how to install and configure pfSense in such a way that even a networking beginner can successfully deploy and use pfSense. This book begins by covering networking fundamentals, deployment scenarios, and hardware sizing guidelines, as well as how to install pfSense. The book then covers configuration of basic services such as DHCP, DNS, and captive portal and VLAN configuration. Careful consideration is given to the core firewall functionality of pfSense, and how to set up firewall rules and traffic shaping. Finally, the book covers the basics of VPNs, multi-WAN setups, routing and bridging, and how to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting on a network. What you will learn Install pfSense Configure additional interfaces, and enable and configure DHCP Understand Captive portal Understand firewalls and NAT, and traffic shaping Learn in detail about VPNs Understand Multi-WAN Learn about routing and bridging in detail Understand the basics of diagnostics and troubleshooting networks Who this book is for This book is towards any network security professionals who want to get introduced to the world of firewalls and network configurations using Pfsense. No knowledge of PfSense is required
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pfSense 2 x Cookbook

pfSense 2 x Cookbook

Mastering pfSense - Second Edition David Zientara ISBN: 978-1-78899-317-3
Configure pfSense services such as DHCP, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, DNS,
NTP and SNMP Set up a managed switch to work with VLANs Use pfSense to ...

Author: David Zientara

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789808087

Category: Computers

Page: 298

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A practical, example-driven guide to configuring even the most advanced features of pfSense 2.x Key Features Build a high-availability fault-tolerant security system with pfSense 2.x Leverage the latest version of pfSense to secure your cloud environment A recipe-based guide that will help you enhance your on-premise and cloud security principles Book Description pfSense is an open source distribution of the FreeBSD-based firewall that provides a platform for flexible and powerful routing and firewalling. The versatility of pfSense presents us with a wide array of configuration options, which makes determining requirements a little more difficult and a lot more important compared to other offerings. pfSense 2.x Cookbook – Second Edition starts by providing you with an understanding of how to complete the basic steps needed to render a pfSense firewall operational. It starts by showing you how to set up different forms of NAT entries and firewall rules and use aliases and scheduling in firewall rules. Moving on, you will learn how to implement a captive portal set up in different ways (no authentication, user manager authentication, and RADIUS authentication), as well as NTP and SNMP configuration. You will then learn how to set up a VPN tunnel with pfSense. The book then focuses on setting up traffic shaping with pfSense, using either the built-in traffic shaping wizard, custom floating rules, or Snort. Toward the end, you will set up multiple WAN interfaces, load balancing and failover groups, and a CARP failover group. You will also learn how to bridge interfaces, add static routing entries, and use dynamic routing protocols via third-party packages. What you will learn Configure the essential pfSense services (namely, DHCP, DNS, and DDNS) Create aliases, firewall rules, NAT port-forward rules, and rule schedules Create multiple WAN interfaces in load-balanced or failover configurations Configure firewall redundancy with a CARP firewall failover Configure backup/restoration and automatic configuration-file backup Configure some services and perform diagnostics with command-line utilities Who this book is for This book is intended for all levels of network administrators. If you are an advanced user of pfSense, then you can flip to a particular recipe and quickly accomplish the task at hand; if you are new to pfSense, on the other hand, you can work through the book chapter by chapter and learn all of the features of the system from the ground up.
Categories: Computers

Mastering Proxmox

Mastering Proxmox

For firewall virtualization, pfsense is a great choice to set up. It is easy to set up,
yet extremely powerful and customizable. Get pfsense and more information from
https://www.pfsense.org. The following diagram is an example of a multitenant ...

Author: Wasim Ahmed

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785889509

Category: Computers

Page: 418

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Master the skills you need to build a rock-solid virtualization environment with the all new Proxmox 4 About This Book Formulate Proxmox-based solutions and set up virtual machines of any size while gaining expertise even on the most complex multi-cluster setups Master the skills needed to analyze, monitor, and troubleshoot real-world virtual environments This is the most up-to-date title on mastering Proxmox, with examples based on the new Linux Kernel 4.2 and Debian Jessie (8.x) Who This Book Is For The book targets Linux and system administrators and professionals working in IT teams who would like to design and implement an enterprise-quality virtualized environment using Proxmox.Knowledge of networking and virtualization concepts is assumed. What You Will Learn Install the basic Proxmox VE nodes Get to know the Proxmox Graphical User Interface (GUI) See and understand Proxmox's internal structure and mechanics Create and manage KVM- or LXC-based virtual machines Understand advanced virtual networks Leverage the power of the built-in Proxmox firewall to provide protection at any level Configure high availability Proxmox nodes Learn different backup strategies and to restore a VM in the event of a disaster to ensure data safety Monitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using Zabbix Plan large virtual environments for mission critical virtual environments Work through real-world scenarios to troubleshoot Proxmox In Detail Proxmox is an open source server virtualization solution that has enterprise-class features to manage virtual machines, to be used for storage, and to virtualize both Linux and Windows application workloads. You begin with refresher on the advanced installation features and the Proxmox GUI to familiarize yourself with the Proxmox VE hypervisor. You then move on to explore Proxmox under the hood, focusing on the storage systems used with Proxmox. Moving on, you will learn to manage KVM Virtual Machines and Linux Containers and see how networking is handled in Proxmox. You will then learn how to protect a cluster or a VM with a firewall and explore the new HA features introduced in Proxmox VE 4 along with the brand new HA simulator. Next, you will dive deeper into the backup/restore strategy followed by learning how to properly update and upgrade a Proxmox node. Later, you will learn how to monitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using Zabbix. By the end of the book, you will become an expert at making Proxmox environments work in production environments with minimum downtime. Style and approach This book walks you through every aspect of virtualization using Proxmox using a practical, scenario-based approach that features best practices and all the weaponry you need to succeed when building virtual environments with Proxmox 4.
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Mastering Puppet

Mastering Puppet

... project (hehasbeena technicalreviewer for MailScannerUser
GuideandTraining Manual, Julian Field), but he has also given time todifferent
open sourceprojects suchas Mondo Rescue, OTRS, SpamAssassin, pfSense,
anda few others.

Author: Thomas Uphill

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783982196

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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Presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial format and packed with examples, this book will lead you through making the best out of Puppet in an enterprise environment. If you are a system administrator or developer who has used Puppet in production and are looking for ways to easily use Puppet in an enterprise environment, this book is for you. This book assumes an intermediate knowledge of Puppet and is intended for those writing modules or deploying Puppet in an enterprise environment.
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Network Security Firewalls and VPNs with Cloud Labs

Network Security  Firewalls  and VPNs with Cloud Labs

The cybersecurity Cloud Labs for Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs provide fully immersive mock IT infrastructures with live virtual machines and real software, where students will learn and practice the foundational information ...

Author: J Michael Stewart

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ISBN: 1284184625

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Print Textbook & Cloud Lab Access: 180-day subscription. The cybersecurity Cloud Labs for Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs provide fully immersive mock IT infrastructures with live virtual machines and real software, where students will learn and practice the foundational information security skills they will need to excel in their future careers. Unlike simulations, these hands-on virtual labs reproduce the complex challenges of the real world, without putting an institution's assets at risk. Available as a standalone lab solution or bundled with Jones & Bartlett Learning textbooks, these cybersecurity Cloud Labs are an essential tool for mastering key course concepts through hands-on training. Labs: Lab 1: Assessing the Network with Common Security Tools Lab 2: Defending the Network from a Simulated Malware Attack Lab 3: Designing a Secure Network Topology Lab 4: Configuring the Windows Defender Firewall Lab 5: Planning and Configuring a Physical Firewall Implementation Lab 6: Monitoring and Logging Firewall Traffic Lab 7: Planning and Configuring Custom Firewall Rules Lab 8: Configuring a VPN Server with pfSense Lab 9: Configuring a VPN Client for Secure File Transfers Lab 10: Penetration Testing a pfSense Firewall Supplemental Lab 1: Analyzing Protocols with Wireshark Supplemental Lab 2: Using Wireshark and NetWitness Investigator to Analyze Wireless Traffic Supplemental Lab 3: Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack Supplemental Lab 4: Attacking a Virtual Private Network Supplemental Lab 5: Drafting a Network Security Policy
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