pfSense Review

It's got a fabulous web interface but lacking in VPN abilities.


What is most valuable?

The Captive Portal (pass through MAC) feature.

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to gain control of our bandwidth and improve our web security.

What needs improvement?

VPN ability needs to be improved.

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 issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

9/10.

Technical Support:

8/10.

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

Before pfSense I was using a different solution, but I like this product due to the low cost of hardware, its stability, web interface, and the fact its open source etc.

How was the initial setup?

it's a straightforward setup.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented this, in our office, myself.

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

There was no cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't look at any other options.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend that you use and implement this product. I say that because it is open source, has a low hardware cost, its fabulous web interface, the backup and restore feature, the pass through MAC, and many other features etc.

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