pfSense Review

The load-balancer function support multiple servers, load balancing two gateways on the same tier. However, the firewall could be improved.

Valuable Features:

The features I've found most valuable are--

  • Proxy server (to filter traffic, act as intermediary between our server and our client, and analyze and load-balance traffic)
  • Load balancer (support multiple servers, load balances two gateways on the same tier)
  • Hot spot (with captive portal, forces authentication or click-through for network access)

Improvements to My Organization:

It's provided us with a fair internet speed for all users. We're also able to control web contents of our users.

Room for Improvement:

The firewall feature could be improved.

Deployment Issues:

We had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues:

We had no issues with instability.

Scalability Issues:

We were able to scale just fine.

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