pfSense Review

Easy to deploy and easy to use, traffic graphics are excellent.

How has it helped my organization?

Use it to filter traffic and restrict browsing by profiles, use ACLs with Squid.
When using the load balancing functionality the performance is excellent, the best I could have 3 operators at the time.

What is most valuable?

Among the most valuable features I have found in PFsense are: Easy to deploy and easy to use, traffic graphics are excellent and tools that can be included as squid, snort, squidguard, ntop, pfblogNG, support wonderfully the purpose of generating PFsense.

What needs improvement?

Easy to deploy and easy to use, although the support of the community in the forums is excellent and there is always a solution

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No, in fact I have one more than 4 years ago in production and it works perfect

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


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

Fortinet, TMG Microsoft, SonicWall, scalability, cost

How was the initial setup?

After istalar pfsense the initial configuration is simple, and works without problems

What about the implementation team?

The implementation was internally, clear before in production were made several laboratories

What was our ROI?

The power to use old hardware allows an exceptional ROI the investment is little just a few network cards

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Of course, the tools he knew and those that are offered in the local market including FORTINET and SONICWALL

What other advice do I have?

It is worth to enter the world of PFsense is rewarding to belong to an open-minded community that does not hesitate to share their experiences and knowledge

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarreviewer963351 (IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees)
Real User

Good info. How do you think PFsense compares to Fortinet or sonicwall? Personally I found certain competitors a little more cumbersome.