pfSense Review

It's stable and features load balancing, although we've rebooted once in six months.


What is most valuable?

  • Snort
  • CARP
  • Load balancing
  • VPN

How has it helped my organization?

  • Reduced the cost of our firewall solution
  • Enhanced throughput compared with similar priced devices
  • Stability
  • Reliability

What needs improvement?

I'm no expert on this subject, and the OS performs all that is required.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for over one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've only had to do one reboot in six months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None as yet, because the solution hasn't reached capacity yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

I'm yet to use the official tech support as the community provides all that I have required.

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

  • Sonicwall
  • Cisco ASA

We switched due to licensing costs and scalability.

How was the initial setup?

It's relatively simple and straightforward, with enough documentation avalable online for the average user to install and setup.

What was our ROI?

£2000+

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