what I’m looking for mainly aside from the obvious firewall is threat management. Ie, malware and phishing. I know untangle uses brightcloud, but is there anything similar on pfSense? I’m just starting to dip my toes with pfblockerng, but it doesn’t seem like this is the solution. Of course I could be totally wrong this due to my inexperience.
In short , I have to avoid those phishing links as some in my family are notorious for clicking those. Untangle does a great job at blocking those, but it is rather pricey. If I could avoid the annual fee I would prefer it. If not, then I guess that may be my only option.
The issues mainly come from mobile devices on the network. For the desktops they all have software on them, like Bitdefender which does a good job.
Also on another note, I have 1.5gbps internet and when using pfSense I lose 300Mbps straight off the bat. This is a fresh install, and with untangle using the same appliance I lose nothing. Not sure if it’s a FreeBSD thing with Intel 225 cards.