Moving to freebsd firewall for a small DataCenter network

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Tue Sep 23 08:08:53 UTC 2008


I have been using FreeBSD for many years as a server and have based  
most of my hosting services on this fantastic OS.
Since three years I have been using SonicWall firewall as a firewall  

As my hosting services are growing, It seems that the SonicWall device  
is quite "light" for what I am doing. I have now 10 servers hosted on  
one uniq /28 network with direct connexion to the Net.

I was wondering if there is a good if possible "integrated" firewall  
device running on FreeBSD.
I have deployed local firewall on each of my servers based on ipf.  
Works great, but I am not sure I want to dig all the time into a file  
based config, little visual interface could ease my pain… (of course  
this is optional).

I would like something quite strong but simple that I could deploy on  
a small 1U server or dedicated device.

Any pointer / howto / feed back on experience will be most welcome.

Something similar to this could be nice:

Thanks for your support.

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