pfSense Review

The product is stable although there were some small problems with setting up the modules.


What is most valuable?

  • Firewall rules 
  • Modules, e.g. Squid

How has it helped my organization?

It was very useful for our DHCP network (guests) and web browsing filtering.

What needs improvement?

I think the product has improved greatly, so I actually don't know.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, it's very easy to deploy.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Absolutely not, as the product is stable like a rock.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No need to scale in.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've used the community version.

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

We have WatchGuard Firewall and pfSense firewall.  They are used together and not as a substitution.

How was the initial setup?

We just had some small problems with setting up the modules.  However, there was lots of documentation available online so there were no problems at all.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house.

What was our ROI?

Well it was great as I didn't need to buy a new firewal..

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

Close to zero, because we've used an internal server for it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product, and it really could be a valid firewall solution.

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