OPNsense Beginner to Professional

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OPNsense Beginner to Professional

OPNsense Beginner to Professional


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 464

ISBN : 9781801814058

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Work with one of the most efficient open-source FreeBSD-based firewall and routing solutions to secure your network with ease

Key Features

  • Learn end-to-end OPNsense firewall implementation and management
  • Defend against attacks by leveraging third-party plugins such as Nginx and Sensei
  • Grasp hands-on examples and labs to become proficient with OPNsense firewall

Book Description

OPNsense is one of the most powerful open source firewalls and routing platforms available. With OPNsense, you can now protect networks using features that were only previously available to closed source commercial firewalls.

This book is a practical guide to building a comprehensive network defense strategy using OPNsense. You’ll start with the basics, understanding how to install, configure, and protect network resources using native features and additional OPNsense plugins. Next, you’ll explore real-world examples to gain in-depth knowledge of firewalls and network defense. You’ll then focus on boosting your network defense, preventing cyber threats, and improving your knowledge of firewalling using this open source security platform.

By the end of this OPNsense book, you’ll be able to install, configure, and manage the OPNsense firewall by making the most of its features.

What you will learn

  • Understand the evolution of OPNsense
  • Get up and running with installing and setting up OPNsense
  • Become well-versed with firewalling concepts and learn their implementation and practices
  • Discover how to apply web browsing controls and website protection
  • Leverage Sensei to implement next-generation firewall features
  • Explore the command-line interface (CLI) and learn the most relevant FreeBSD commands

Who this book is for

This OPNsense firewall book is for system administrators, network administrators, network security professionals, and enthusiasts who wish to build and manage an enterprise-grade firewall using OPNsense. A basic understanding of how a firewall works will be helpful to make the most of this book.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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