PFsense and Netgate Routers
Our company uses PFsense for many of our sites. We utilize PFsense ability to be customized to provide various services to remote and local sites.
We implemented our PFsense routers using the built in CARP based High Availability, allowing us to do maintenance and upgrades on the routers without downtime. We also utilize OSPF to propagate routes through out the company. PFsense can be configured with various parameters to support VoIP phones and various network requirements. We utilize OpenVPN internally to setup SSL based connections with various sites.
On Client sites with locked down firewall rules I’ve deployed PFSense with OpenVPN successfully running on port 443 or 123 or 53 ensuring that our infrastructure runs seamlessly without involving the client.
I’ve built a PFsense configuration building module in PowerShell which will automatically generate configuration files for new Project Sites and locations greatly streamlining the setup process.