pfSense Review

Stable, fair price, and user-friendly with a very nice web interface


What is most valuable?

It has a very nice web interface, and it is very simple to use. The way policies are working is also good.

What needs improvement?

I have been using WireGuard VPN because it is a lot faster and more secure than an open VPN. However, in the latest version of pfSense, they have removed this feature, which is one of the main features that I need. They should include this feature.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for probably ten years. As the head of IT, I have used pfSense for the French infrastructure for around ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is working fine for me. I never had any problem with this firewall.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never had to contact their support because everything has been working fine.

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

I have a lot of experience with pfSense but not much with OPNsense. Both OPNsense and pfSense are very easy, but pfSense is a bit more friendly. pfSense is simple to use with a nice web interface. OPNsense is more tricky.

OPNsense has the remote access functionality, which is the main functionality that I need. OPNsense is very easy to set up and very easy to manage. It is also very fast.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is very easy. 

What about the implementation team?

In France, we have less than five engineers. That's why we try to do everything by ourselves. We chose pfSense because it is user-friendly.

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

Its price is pretty fair.

What other advice do I have?

If you don't need WireGuard VPN, pfSense is better because it is easier to use than OPNsense. It is a very good platform. Its web administration interface has been working fine.

I would rate pfSense an eight out of ten. A couple of months ago, I would have rated it a ten out of ten because of the WireGuard VPN feature.

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