pfSense Review

The most valuable features are the open VPN capabilities and the firewall service.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for me and my current company are the open VPN capabilities and the firewall service.

How has it helped my organization?

pfSense has provided my current organization with remote access to the internal services and additional protection via its firewall.

What needs improvement?

I would like more add-ons/packages for extending pfSense which are approved by the main community.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using pfSense for the last five years, in three different companies in Denmark.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We never had any stability issues, even during high load usages.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We never had any scalability issues. It's easy to add additional services, or even a second or third pfSense product which works with the others.

How is customer service and technical support?

Unfortunately, I never used the technical support. However, the community forums provided me with answers to the implementation and configuration questions that I had.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I was using FortiGate and other firewall and VPN solutions. They were all ou0dated and too complicated to maintain. The change was made due to the ease of use of pfSense and the features that it provides.

How was the initial setup?

For an IT person, the setup was more or less straightforward.

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

pfSense is free and open source software. Modification is easy and you can adapt it to your company's requirements.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As I already had experience with pfSense and I knew how it would help me and my company, I didn't evaluate other options.

What other advice do I have?

The product is flexible, scalable, and has logic in using it. It is easy to integrate and implement into your IT environment.

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