pfSense Review

The proxy filtering is valuable except for blocking HTTPS which it can't do.


What is most valuable?

  • MAC Filtered DHCP and DNS
  • Captive Portal
  • VPN
  • Proxy Server
  • Proxy Filter

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided us with secure internet browsing and a strong monitoring ability.

What needs improvement?

Proxy filters are not supported for the blocking of HTTPS sites.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two to three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered yet.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered yet.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I have not gotten any support from the customer service center because I can get all the solutions on their web blogs.

Technical Support:

I think it is perfect.

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

I was using another product, but it didn't have a bandwidth controller and monitoring tool like this product does. I switched because I can find everything in one window.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation setup & procedure is so simple that a layman could install it.

What about the implementation team?

I installed it by myself and used Google for assistance.

What was our ROI?

It's positive.

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

I just downloaded the program from the website free of chard. The best thing is, this product can be installed on any machine.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

It is recommended, as it is a stable product.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user221874 (Manager IT at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees)
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Planning to try some other firewalls as well...!!

author avatarit_user221874 (Manager IT at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees)
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Can any one have experienced to deploy Pfsense on Hyper-V ... I am planning to deploy this scenario.