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    Thanks for all the replies - I will give pfSense a go!

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    @cpjitservices is spot on. None are 100%. Its also recommended you have 2 firewalls anyway, preferably by 2 vendors so if one has a weakness the other can compensate. Our system is protected by both Cisco ASA and Smoothwall.

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    Our internet connection is provided by our LEA so this would technically be a second firewall. Our main reason for this, is so we can VLAN the network and not be limited to the IP range that our LEA have provided us with.

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    Just to be different linux and iptables, ok it lacks a intuitive gui tho I believe you can get a gui app to manage it and it has been around ages meaning loads of documentation. I used to use it on my home server.

    I heard something that there's a newer linux firewall with slightly better, easier configuration. NFtables.

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    PFsense basically is built on PFTables.. from BSD.

    One of the most stable secure firewall platforms, configured correctly you'd be very secure.

    PF: Tables

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