Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls vs pfSense

Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls is ranked 16th in Firewalls with 3 reviews vs pfSense which is ranked 4th in Firewalls with 19 reviews. The top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls writes "Centralized policy creation simplifies matters more than previously. URL, Malware and IPS built-in has been a great help". The top reviewer of pfSense writes "Users can work offsite through the VPN. ". Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, FireEye and Fortinet FortiGate. pfSense is most compared with Sophos UTM, Fortinet FortiGate and Cisco ASA. See our Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls vs pfSense report.
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It works quite well for an open source product.If you need to buy hardware onto which to install PfSense, go with their boxes on their website, they are great.It's open source (and free - as in beer and speech), but also has commercial support.Spend at least $300 or more on a good pfSense box. Use a hard drive, and not a USB flash drive for pfSense storage.Unless they have specific requirements that demand a particular device, I always suggest pfSense specifically because of the absence of pricing and licensing.PFSENSE turns out to be very economical, the license is free and for little money you get very good support

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Ranking
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12,569
Comparisons
9,199
Reviews
2
Followers
1,595
Avg. Rating
7.5
Views
60,552
Comparisons
44,733
Reviews
19
Followers
3,635
Avg. Rating
8.6
Top Comparisons
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Sophos logo
Compared 32% of the time.
Fortinet
Compared 17% of the time.
Cisco
Compared 9% of the time.
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Also Known AsSourcefire Firewalls
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OverviewSourcefire Firewalls help ensure your network's availability and the security of your company's resources by protecting the network infrastructure against network- and application-layer attacks, viruses, and worms.Providing comprehensive network security solutions for the enterprise, large business and SOHO, pfSense solutions bring together the most advanced technology available to make protecting your network easier than ever before. Our products are built on the most reliable platforms and are engineered to provide the highest levels of performance, stability and confidence.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAegean Motorway, EllisDon Corporation, Linz AG, Nerds On Site Inc., RKC Development Inc., Expertech, Fisher's Technology, Ncisive, Consulting, CPURX, Vaughn's Computer House Calls, Imeretech LLC, Digital Crisis, Carolina Digital Phone, Technigogo Technology Services, The Simple Solution, SwiftecITInc, Rocky Mountain Tech Team, Free Range Geeks, Alaska Computer Geeks, Lark Information Technology, Renaissance Systems Inc., Cutting Edge Computers, Caretech LLC, GoVanguard, Network Touch Ltd, P.C. Solutions.Net, Vision Voice and Data Systems LLC, Montgomery Technologies, Techforce, Concero Networks, ASONInc, CPS Electronics and Consulting, Darkwire.net LLC, IT Specialists, MBS-Net Inc., VOICE1 LLC, Advantage Networking Inc., Powerhouse Systems, Doxa Multimedia Inc., Pro Computer Service, Virtual IT Services, A&J Computers Inc., Envision IT LLC, CommunicaONE Inc., Bone Computer Inc., Amax Engineering Corporation, QPG Ltd. Co., IT 101 Inc., Perfect Cloud Solutions, Applied Technology Group Inc., The Digital Sun Group LLC, Firespring
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
22%
Energy/Utilities Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Government
7%
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University
17%
Comms Service Provider
17%
Healthcare Company
11%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
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Comms Service Provider
16%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Non Tech Company
6%
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Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
16%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
65%
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Small Business
67%
Midsize Enterprise
21%
Large Enterprise
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
38%
Midsize Enterprise
38%
Large Enterprise
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