Netify for pfSense
Up-to-date Netify packages are maintained in our pfSense repository. To install Netify, run:
curl http://download.netify.ai/netify/pfsense/2.4.x/stable/netify-install.sh | sh
pfSense 2.5.x is still in development, so please use it with caution. To install Netify, run:
curl http://download.netify.ai/netify/pfsense/2.5.x/stable/netify-install.sh | sh
Once the Netify app is installed, use the pfSense web-based administration tool and navigate to:
Please make sure the netifyd service is running. Once complete, navigate to:
Click on the Provision tab, and then click on the Enable button to initialize the Netify system. After a few seconds, you will see the Provision Code along with provision status. You can then provision Netify on your pfSense system by going to this link.
You can follow the links to create a Netify account if you do not already have one. The online account system will then provide a wizard to guide you through the provisioning process. Once complete, network metadata and analysis will start to be available in under a minute.
To remove Netify from your installation, use the command line. Netify has a few package dependencies that are installed during installation but are not removed by default as you could inadvertently remove packages that share these requirements. If you absolutely need to remove all packages that were pulled in during the Netify install, a list of packages that Netify requires is listed below:
To uninstall Netify, run:
pkg remove pfSense-pkg-netify-fwa pfSense-pkg-netify netifyd
What is pfSense
pfSense is an open source, FreeBSD-based firewall and routing software solution. The pfSense software provides similar functionality to common commercial firewalls. The solution has successfully replaced numerous installations around the world, including Check Point, Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA, Juniper, Sonicwall, Netgear, Watchguard, Astaro, and more.
pfSense features include:
- Web-based Interface
- Captive Portal
- Traffic Shaping/QoS
- High Availability
- Load Balancing
- and more