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Real User
Network and Office Manager with 11-50 employees
Jun 10 2018

What is most valuable?

* I can manage it easily by myself. * The interaction between the same firewalls is good. We can connect VPNs over the same firewall easily. * It is an open source solution. Therefore, the price is good. * OPNsense. * The performance and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I do not have any big malware in my network, partly because of pfSense. The firewall blocks every malfunctioning malware or virus. Also, the access from outside our network has to be blocked, and I know by experience that our pfSense is very... more»

What needs improvement?

A malware blocker should be included. I do not know if it is included yet. However, until now, we have not experienced a large malware invasion. There are a few features not included, and when you have to use those features, you have to pay... more»
Real User
IT Support Engineer
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

* The VPN and the firewall. They are reliable and easy to manage. * The VPN is valuable for setting up secure remote connections to our network. * pfSense has the OpenVPN package which is a well-supported VPN software. * The "OpenVPN Client... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our security. Users can work offsite and connect to the VPN.

What needs improvement?

Network monitoring and device inventory could use some improvements. I'm using SpiceWorks for this because it never really worked in pfSense. Network monitoring is a big topic and I realize there is plenty of software out there like... more»
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Real User
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Jun 14 2018

What is most valuable?

I have not had one issue with pfSense at all, which is amazing.

How has it helped my organization?

After we started with testing with it a bit, it showed that it can be utilized in a way that we wanted to utilize it.

What needs improvement?

Layer 7 filtering has been taken away from pfSense. They would like us to use Snort, which is a good thing, but I would like them to make the Layer 7 thing easier. The one reason that we did not go with pfSense is that it is not centrally... more»
Real User
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2017

What is most valuable?

I use pfSense because it gives me the flexibility to greatly expand basic firewall features. It's open source (and free - as in beer and speech), but also has commercial support. This can be run on any commodity hardware on the market (I've... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I stood up pfSense in a Large Telecom providers Lab environment for their next generation products. I was able to achieve 10G throughput (about 9.1 true throughput as tested over 4 days solid), and only hit a max of 20% CPU utilization on a... more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI. There are TONS of plugins for pfSense, as such, if a user wants to add quite a bit of functionality, the GUI will feel a little congested.
Real User
Owner with 51-200 employees
Nov 28 2017

What do you think of pfSense?

Primary Use Case Primary we use it for bandwidth limiting and load balancing our ISPs. And Pfsense excels doing that.  • Improvements to My Organization We had two ISPs, and still our Internet connection was awful. By installing pfSense and configuring load balancing and limiting bandwidth, we now have a reliable and stable connection. • Valuable Features Routing, load balancing, Traffic Limiter and queues. Since this company relies on an Internet connection, having these features is a must. • Room for Improvement Reporting and real-time monitoring, since I'm used to Watchguard's reporting features, it would be nice to have an embedded solution for reporting.  • Stability Issues Close to none. One time, while upgrading, the system crashed and had to install from...
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What is pfSense?

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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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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