pfSense Review

The pfSense OS is stable, but if the service packages are not updated to their new version when the OS is updated, we can't use those features.


What is most valuable?

  • Load balancer
  • Multi-WAN

How has it helped my organization?

Network security and speed have both improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it since 2010. I have used both the free version (5/10) and as a gold member (9/10).

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When they make an update available, the problem is that pfSense service packages are not updated, it's just the OS. The pfSense OS is stable, but if the service packages are not updated to their new version when the OS is updated, we can't use those features.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

5/10.

Technical Support:

5/10.

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

We used -

  • Debian IPtables
  • Squid
  • I7 Patch
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
3 Comments
author avatarSr. Sys Admin at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant

Hi,

Recently We purchased pfsense device. So could you please give me more details about pfsense. like..
1) Is this device support multi WAN, if yes, could you give me your experience
2) Is this device support web filtering , if yes, could you tell me what we do?
3) Is this device support domain integration?
4) is this device support user based restrictions?

Regards,
Giridharreddy Daida

author avatarSait Fırat Nemiş
TOP 20Real User

Hello Daida,

First of all which model you bought pfsense ? Some pfSense models are supporting multiwan some not but all of them supporting web filtering with squid3 or squid with squidGuard. You can make also user based restrictions with Firewall Rule or Squid LDAP, Radius, Kerberos. It's already supporting Active Directory Integration with LDAP.

For Document wiki : https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Main_Page
For Community Forum : https://forum.pfsense.org/

Regards,

author avatarSr. Sys Admin at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant

Hi,

SG-4860 pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance which we bought.

Also could u please tell me how will contact pfsense support?

Is there any on call facility to pfsense?

How many times they will support if we device buy?

Regards,
Giridharreddy Daida.

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