DynFi : 20 years in the field of Internet and cybersecurity
Creation of the ToDoo company in 2001
DynFi® initially named ToDoo is a French company based in Paris that was founded in 2001 by Grégory BERNARD (ISG International, then Master ESSEC / Télécom ParisTech promotion 2003).
After five years spent providing consulting in the field of Internet strategy for various French institutions (Cité des Sciences, RESE, La Cinémathèque Française and several cities), ToDoo participates in the development of primary DNS for a large African country from 2007 to 2008.
Distributor of pfSense and OPNsense
From 2009 ToDoo is involved in the distribution of the Open Source firewall pfSense® and becomes the first distributor of the solution in France, until 2014.
ToDoo actively supports the pfSense project during this period, mainly by marketing a complete range of appliances on the French market and in several French-speaking countries.
Todoo publishes and translates in French many articles on its website osnet.eu contributing to the reputation and the diffusion of the software in France and in Europe.
ToDoo organizes the first French language trainings on Open Source firewalls from 2009 onward.
Following the takeover of pfSense by the Netgate company in 2014, we distance ourselves from the project which is progressively moving away from the Open Source model and restricting the freedom of development of its distributors.
ToDoo becomes DynFi and continues its development
ToDoo actively supports the creation of the pfSense software fork: OPNsense®, we were one of the first partners of the project in 2015.
In 2017 ToDoo started developing “DynFi® Manager” software, the first centralized management solution for open source firewalls, compatible with pfSense and OPNsense firewalls. DynFi believes that pfSense and OPNSense software should have a centralized management solution. That is why we have invested so much time, energy and money in developing this software.
We believe that with DynFi® Manager software, we have met a major challenge that neither player had the time or willingness to take on: enabling centralized firewall management in an efficient and seamless manner.
In 2019 the company decided to create a fork of the OPNsense software named “Dynfi Firewall”, 100% based on a compilation of the sources and the FreeBSD kernel.
In 2020 the company ToDoo changes its name to DynFi and continues its development in France and Europe.
The DynFi brand is now a worldwide brand.
We continue to be very involved in the community of open source firewall users. Our CEO Grégory BERNARD regularly participates in international cybersecurity conferences as a speaker, notably in 2019 for the Paris Open Source Summit 2019, and in 2021 for Open Source Experience.
DynFi is dedicated to helping enterprises get the most out of their firewalls.