pfSense Review

The internet is always available and has low balances


What is our primary use case?

I use pfSense for the security of my company.

How has it helped my organization?

With pfSense we have low balances for the internet and the internet is always available. When our service provider fails, it takes communication to another service. The employees always have access to the servers that they need. They always have an abundant flow or they always switch to the lead when the internet fails.

What is most valuable?

It has a good web cache. I used to use a DHCP server and DNS server. For my company, I use pfSense as a load balancing application.

The HA proxy is the main feature that it's used for. 

What needs improvement?

Many people have problems setting up the web cache for the web system.

They should put an anti-spam in a web application firewall.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using pfSense since 2006. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is rock-solid. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think scalability is good enough. 

I do the maintenance for pfSense.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is a lot of information in the online forums. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used other solutions but I chose pfSense because it's easy to use and configure.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very easy.

Before I set up, I wrote down all the levels on a paper and I drew the plan I wanted to protect. After that, I deployed it pfSense. I filtered the access to the users and to the servers. Everyone has the access that they need.

The deployment took less than an hour.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's open-source. You can pay for support if you need. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate pfSense a nine out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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