A router can make or break your serving potential. Besides controlling traffic flow, assigning IP addresses, and acting as a DNS server, it also has to forward packets to your server. Not having solid routing capabilities can limit your potential.
Going with a premade router can be an easy option, but it is not future-proofing and cannot be scaled. If a premade router stops meeting your needs, you can only buy another with. With open source router operating systems, you can virtually turn any computer into a competent router.
pfSense🔗 is one of the most popular open-source routing software in the world. With community plugin support, you can deploy enterprise-grade environments and tools such as Snort🔗 - a network intrusion detection system.
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