- Open source
- Proximity security
- Content filtering
It has provided us with a low cost security solution using a quality router at a fraction of the cost of our previous solution.
I've used it for eight years.
Rarely as long as the right precautions are taken during migration.
Sometimes there are issues with package deployment and one must refer to the forums for support.
Being open source, scalability is not limited. The limits in place, are only set by available resources and time.
Customer service is available at a rate of $399 for 2 incidents, $899 for 5 incidents and $1,699 for 10 incidents. Most people refer to the forum and/or chat room.Technical Support:
Yes, I have used many other routers but nothing offers the options pfSense does without spending a fortune. pfSense is constantly being improved on.
I switched due to router limitations and vulnerabilities.
It's straight forward for anyone that's installed an OS before, however, I wouldn't recommend it for the novice.
It has been implemented in house and at client locations. If implemented at client locations it does require some care if Snort (The proximity security system) is used as it needs to be fine tuned and touched up from time to time due to newly found vulnerabilities that cause legitimate sites to be blocked.
You can invest as little or as much as you want. Granted, some features require more hardware than others but some end users use old machines that no longer have a purpose.
It's between US$50 to US$1500 depending on the hardware that is used.
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Become familiar with the router before implementing it at customer sites. Realize that basic features require a basic amount of hardware. Advanced features require more RAM and if using an SSD, use the embedded installer to reduce wear and tear on your drive.
I would recommend having the following hardware as a minimum: