Deciso OPNsense Firewall

Deciso B.V. is a Netherlands-based manufacturer of networking equipment that developed and recently released OPNsense, a new, open-source firewall that reportedly "combines the best of open-source and closed-source firewalls". Deciso adds that OPNsense brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources, combined with a simple, two-clause BSD license. The latter permits companies to create a branded firewall based on OPNsense, extend its features, or even create a fork and build upon the same codebase. Key features of OPNsense include load balancing, high availability and captive portal. The easy-to-use Bootstrap-based GUI makes configuring and managing the firewall a comfortable task for administrators. The kicker, boasts Decisio, is that all sources and build tools are freely available without special clauses and without licensing costs. The company also puts a great deal of value on the community surrounding OPNsense, which it says will give users, developers and businesses a friendly, stable and transparent environment. and