pfSense Review

Highly scalable, open source solution that is fast and simple to set up


What is our primary use case?

At a custom company with several locations.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improve my organization through the services that can be added, which makes it highly scalable, from graphic monitoring services to load balancing or captive portal.

What is most valuable?

It is very difficult to decide one, as they all complement each other, from the DHCP administration to the captive portal. in my case, I would say OpenVPN has helped me to interconnect the company network in a secure and manageable way.

What needs improvement?

ClamAV AntiVirus can cause some crashes. That service should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

For two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I consider it very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is highly scalable. All services are free.

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

No, there was no firewall implemented.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple and fast.

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

It is an open source firewall.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, OPNsense. It is very similar and better than PfSense.

What other advice do I have?

You should try it.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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