pfSense Competitors and Alternatives

The top pfSense competitors are
  • Sophos UTM
  • Fortinet FortiGate
  • OPNsense
  • Untangle NG Firewall
  • Sophos XG
  • Cisco ASA
  • Kerio Control
  • SonicWall TZ
Read reviews of pfSense competitors and alternatives
Syed Razvi
Real User
Network and System Engineer at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

I enjoy the interface of Cisco products, especially the CLI version. I think the IPS feature in the product is best... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are an educational institute, and we are required to block many websites that are not suitable for students and... more»

What needs improvement?

Pricing of this product needs improvement.

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

License and appliance costs are more expensive as compared to other vendors on the market.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I worked with Cyberoam and Fortinet UTM at my previous job. When I joined my present company, they were already using... more»

What other advice do I have?

If your company is small or mid-range, it is better to go with other vendors, because of the pricing.
Jeff Berndsen
Consultant
Network Engineer II at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Firewall * NAT * Intrusion prevention * Site-to-Site VPN * Web filter * Anti-virus

How has it helped my organization?

Before using the Sophos appliance, we consistently struggled with users clicking on things they shouldn't be. This led to virus/malware... more»

What needs improvement?

I wish the internet failover worked better. As it stands right now, when we have an internet failure on WAN1, it takes several minutes before... more»

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

The licensing model is very straightforward, it's a bit pricey, but for what you get, it's well worth it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did originally try to use PFSense. The software was hard to use, and the level of technical expertise was not good. Ultimately, after several... more»
SonicWall TZ Logo
SonicWall
Darrel Harvey
User
Vice President with 11-50 employees
Jun 06 2018

What is most valuable?

I really don't know. I'm not really an IT person, per se, but I would say number one is the protection available, and then ease of use and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided the necessary security, that's what it's there for.

What needs improvement?

I'm not an IT guy. What I will say is that the market seems to be going to a cloud-supported, new generation of firewall products. I think... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've used nothing but SonicWall, up until now.

What other advice do I have?

I would say the most important criterion, when selecting a vendor, is probably the technology utilized. The one we've got now is five years old.... more»

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