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Michal Konecny
Reseller
Consultant at INCONSYS GmbH
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature I find most valuable is that the program helped me to realize all the requested functionality that was needed: - IPsec VPN connections to remote gateways from various Vendors - IPsec VPN… more»

What needs improvement?

Something that needs to improve is the translation. This comes into play when you have a remote and a local site and you have to work with two different transfer networks for each direction. What I'm… more»

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

There are no licensing costs for OPNsense.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are using several VPN gateways. We are using our primary solutions in our company, making all the IT for the complete caller group. The caller group has around about 1,600 people in 10 companies… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to compare all the solutions because they all offer something different. Find out what's available and get a feeling for the product and look at the configurations on the firewall… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had to evaluate other solutions because our primary solution was Juniper SRX, but we were not happy with the features. So we had no other choice and we were forced to look for something else. We… more»
Antonio Eugenio Burriel
Real User
CIO at a tech vendor
Jun 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that we found most valuable is the flexibility. It has nothing to do with operating the firewall. It's that we can program it the way we want. There is no need… more»

How has it helped my organization?

OPNsense has been useful. It's easy to use. We can open a new VPN connection easily. It's much easier than with Fortinet in our experience. It is open source licensed… more»

What needs improvement?

In our experience, OPNsense showed me some problems when using it in different environments. The problem is integration with a virtual server. In general, OPNsense is… more»

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

We are not paying any licensing fees. OPNsense is completely free for us.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we used the Fortinet FortiGate switch because of the devices we have. They were limited to maybe 100-200 MB and were slowing down very drastically with… more»

What other advice do I have?

My first advice is to check the recommendations. They have online information to spec it out in general. OPNsense is a great tool for problem-solving with a VPN. It's very… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other products for defense similar to OPNsense. We weren't happy with the whole difference. We were happy with the company behind OPNsense. We will pay for… more»
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Ercan Aycan
Real User
Founding Partner, General Manager at emsteknoloji
Jul 14 2019

What is most valuable?

I find the solution to be user-friendly. It has a lot of reports and easy settings.

What needs improvement?

On the customer-side, because I'm a small business, I need a cheaper or free solution option. To scale, you need a different package application. It's not compatible with pfSense. Maybe there should be a different package or a different… more»

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

It costs about $1000.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used to use pfSense. I switched because OPNSense is modern and new. The graphic interface is good. And sometimes pfSense is not stable. Sometimes it breaks the line and stops.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution 10 out of 10.
Real User
Owner at a construction company
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use and is accessible. I can also use it without paying. The configuration is very easy, and the website makes it easy to find help if you need it.

What needs improvement?

So far, everything is okay. We've just started using the solution. As long as they continue to ensure that we are protected, it will be perfect.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did previously use another solution, but I don't recall the name. We didn't like the performance we were getting out of it.

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model. I would advise others thinking of implementing the solution to be aware of what you have to do to, and to plan it out beforehand. The solution is not for everybody, but it's not difficult to set up or maintain. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

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What is OPNsense?

OPNsense is an open source, easy-to-use and easy-to-build FreeBSD based firewall and routing platform. OPNsense includes most of the features available in expensive commercial firewalls, and more in many cases. It brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources.

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