I had always wanted my own server setup for various things. I was advised by a friend to get a firewall as well. This is where I started looking into different options for my own home firewall for my network which will be getting quite extensive. I came across pfSense. I watched youtube videos about it and had read the forums for a few weeks before really delving into it myself. Started out with an old Watchguard X750E when pfSense was still supporting x86. When pfSense went fully x64 I was thrilled. I knew that 64-bit can really do a lot more and offer more. Tho I did have some issues getting it going I was able to do so with help from others in the community.
I have since upgraded my old X750E to a Watchguard XTM550 with the latest version of pfSense. Love it. Will not use another firewall for anything. Simply love the setup and ease of use. Am quite happy with the software. Does more than I could ever dream of and allows me the ability to learn more and more as I go. I can't wait for pfSense Plus to be supported across 3rd party hardware as I really want to have it installed on my XTM550. It will offer so much more for me at home and it will be able to be setup quite easily. Thanks for offering a really nice piece of software. I really don't know what else I can say. It is just that much of a nice thing to have.