pfSense Review

The GUI is an all in one solution that includes DHCP, VPN, Squid and Firewall. VPN, Captive Portal user-level and MAC-level filtering need to be improved.


What is most valuable?

The GUI is an all in one solution that includes features such as DHCP, VPN, Squid, Firewall, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

I am using this product as a firewall for site-to-site connectivity and also, the Dynamic DNS (DynDNS).

What needs improvement?

As per my understanding VPN, Captive Portal user-level and MAC-level filtering need to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for the last one and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I am using the community version so there is no need for any support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Earlier, I was using FortiGate. Due to budget issues we moved to pfSense.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is simple, if you have some Linux and firewall administration expertise.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend joining the community and ask questions.

You should also read the installation and configuration documentation on the website.

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