Cisco ASA 5505 & pfsense



  • Newbie here.. pfsense sound like a perfect one for me as mentioned here very user-friendly more easy to setup.

    I have a cisco asa 5505 lying around that I would to setup as firewall/openvpn

    My question is how can I configure pfsense to work with the ASA or is it possible to use pfsense with ASA?

    Your input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.



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  • Newbie here.. pfsense sound like a perfect one for me as mentioned here very user-friendly more easy to setup.

    This is right but it comes also by side with a steep learning curve.

    My question is how can I configure pfsense to work with the ASA or is it possible to use pfsense with ASA?

    I don´t think you will be able to install pfSense on the Cisco ASA5505! Is this answering your question right!?



  • If the goal is to get VPN going between the ASA and pfsense, the most straightforward approach is to use ipsec vpn on both.

    The ASA doesn't support OpenVPN.

    the ASA does support ipsec vpn client connections and I just saw a package for Synology NAS units that apparently lets you connect to a Cisco concentrator.  I haven't looked at it much yet but it might be possible to get raccoon running on the pfsense box.  There's a discussion of raccoon on BSD here:

    https://matt.bionicmessage.net/blog/2011/06/18/Configuring Racoon on FreeBSD to connect to a Cisco IPSec VPN

    I don't know how much good that will do you - I don't know if you can use clients behind the system to connect to the far side once you've got pfsense connected to the ASA.


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