Pfsense default security question

  • Assuming fresh install of pfsense with 2 port nic, one for wan and 1 for lan.

    With only the default rules in place is a pfsense box more or less secure than your basic consumer router?

  • It would be equal.

    pfSense allows by default any traffic from LAN to WAN, but no one from WAN to LAN.
    A consumer router does the same, unless there is no "service port" opened or something like that. You should take a look at the configuration to be on the safe side.

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