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2 CPE Credits

Firewall Configuration with pfSense

Firewalls provide an essential line of defense against network attacks and are an indispensable tool. pfSense, a widely used, free, and open-source firewall software, can be installed on any physical or virtual machine for use as a firewall on a network. During this lab, cybersecurity professionals or anyone new to firewalls will learn how to harden, secure, configure, and operate a firewall using pfSense. You will create and apply firewall rules and discover how to leverage pfSense aliases to simplify a rule set. Finally, you will view statistics and logs collected to monitor, report, and resolve security problems.

Lab Activities:

  • Manage Network Access Times
  • Restrict Access to Firewall
  • Secure SSH Access to Firewall

Who Should Take This Course:

Security practitioners or anyone hoping to learn more about firewall configuration and operation using the open-source firewall software, pfSense. Familiarity using the Unix/Linux command line and a working understanding of networking and filtering concepts (TCP/IP, DNS, etc.).

About This Course:

Lab content within this course takes place within a Linux virtual machine environment. Learners are introduced to each section of the lab and will have the ability to work through the entire lab at their own pace. Included within each section is a video walkthrough for additional support. Learners will have seven days to work through the lab before progress resets. To receive a certificate of completion and earn 2 Group A CPE credits towards (ISC)² credentials, all objectives within the virtual lab environment must be met, a course evaluation completed and a score of 70% or higher on the final assessment.