Help - Software-based (free) solution in replacement of Fortigate Appliance



  • Hi All,

    Good Day!

    We are currently using Fortigate 300A for the head office and 16 Fortigate 60b for other sites. I was assigned to look for a software-based solution lieu of using Fortigate appliance. So far I've seen great reviews about using PFsense as a Firewall. Please take a minute on the existing Fortigate services that we used.

    Head Office with Fortigate 300A uses the following service:

    • Secure connection from Internal servers to public access ( Don't know the exact term.)
    • IPsec for secure remote connection for local and AD users
    • UTM (Several types of Web content filtering for every users)
    • Policy Manager (Combines web, application filtering and port restrictions)
    • Application control.

    Remote Site with Fortigate 60B:

    "Main Connection via IPVPN or Frame Relay and separate ISP for Internet access.

    • IPSec VPN will connect to head office using ISP when IPVPN is down.
    • UTM (Several types of Web content filtering for every users)
    • Policy Manager (Combines web, application filtering and port restrictions)
    • Application control.

    If using PFsense, what other software do I still need to make a complete solution?..

    Thank you in advance..


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