pfSense Review

Secure protection, superior for small business, and support helpful


What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for blocking websites, banking, and malware.

What is most valuable?

I have found the most valuable features to be antivirus and malware protection.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately four months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is good for small businesses but it is not as stable as other competitors such as Fortinet.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We currently have approximately 45 people using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is good when comparing to other solutions.

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

We have used FortiGate in the past and they tend to be more stable, but lacking in other areas.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was not too complicated. We did have some issues with the port forwarding,  some of the server application were not getting through the firewall but we managed to get it to work.

What about the implementation team?

The whole network deployment took approximately three days.

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

We are using the open-source version which is free. We are testing the solution to see if we are going to go to the enterprise version which requires a license and is not free.

What other advice do I have?

For those who want to implement this solution I would advise it is great for a small enterprise, it is best to get started without having any harm getting to their networks.

I rate pfSense an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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