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Cintra ensure it meets with a Cloud-based OpenVPN



Cintra has been helping big names in financial services, retail, aviation, healthcare, and gaming for over 20 years. Cintra designs, builds and supports business-critical information management solutions.

The cloud engineering team at Cintra, led by Mattia Rossi, is chartered with designing, deploying, and maintaining cloud architectures – including connectivity to customer premises and Cintra-hosted environments. Mattia’s primary focus is creating best practices for deploying and maintaining these environments, including finding cost-effective solutions that provide users with secure, controlled, and monitored remote access. Cintra needed a cloud based OpenVPN concentrator, for a better approach for high-volume remote access.


Like many of our enterprise users, Mattia had been using PfSense software professionally for business premises deployments (as well as personally in his home) since 2009. It was an easy decision to consider inserting pfSense software for cloud needs. He also figured his team could be onboarded quickly, as pfSense software is not only comprehensive in its feature set, but also straightforward for IT teams to install, configure and manage.

But he knew his team would view a low-cost alternative as short-sighted if it could not address key operating requirements:

1. Must be able to stand up and support complex network scenarios involving multiple LAN/WAN interfaces with failover and high availability
2. Must be able to rapidly deploy IPSec tunnels
3. Must be able to quickly stand-up VPN concentrators integrated with existing Radius/AD environment, including 2FA scenarios

pfSense covers these bases with ease. With core requirements addressed, Mattia selected pfSense software over alternatives due to product ease of use, familiarity, cost, feature add flexibility, and the ability to purchase support from Negate where needed.

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The use pfSense Plus software allows the networking team gets onboarded quickly due to the software’s straightforward installation, configuration, and management.

Utilize AWS and Oracle Cloud environments to ensure their cloud-hosted networking VM scales interface connectivity and throughput proportionally to the number of allocated vCPUs. Whether you want to ‘scale out’ or ‘scale up’ you will be able to do this with their pfSense instances in the cloud.

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