pfSense Initial Setup

Ray Ost
CEO at Private
Ever since the first time I used it, it's very straightforward, it's very easy. View full review »
reviewer963351
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
Not only was it straightforward, but if you know nothing about firewalls, you can install this. Especially since they recently made their entire guidebook free to use. Not to mention the countless blogs and how to's. Low to intermediate level IT pros should be able to handle this baby. View full review »
Davy MOUSSAVOU
Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
It's not very complex to set up. However, it can become complex as you're using it, and when you are learning the systems. In that sense, it might not be straightforward for everyone. When it comes to using pfSense, you need to have extreme skills in Linux and in troubleshooting. If you don't have any form of troubleshooting competency, it could be very difficult to use, and very hard to set it up. View full review »
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Eddie Kibuuka
Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited
The deployment didn't take too long. I have experience in pfSense, as does my junior. We were able to deploy it within a couple of hours - at least for what we wanted it to do off the bat. Basically, you need to get all the rules together. We were able to do that within a couple of hours. Obviously, I must say, if we wanted to do a lot more, it would take us quite some time. Unfortunately, we're quite a small team, so we've got quite a lot on our plate and we just honestly did not have the time to get really granular. That's the reason why we're moving to something a little bit more user friendly for our size. View full review »
reviewer1388052
System Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup of the solution is not complex at all. It's quite straightforward. It's also not our primary firewall. We have another solution for that. This operates as our secondary firewall, and we were able to add it rather easily into our security network. Deployment is very quick. It only took us an hour or so to set up. Our provider handled the maintenance for us as needed. We don't handle that in house. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
Lots of reading and trial and error. It's tough for the network engineer, but it is magnificent in performance from my point of view. View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
The initial setup is fairly simple, not complex. We can get the deployment done in around half an hour. View full review »
Kenwyn Nero
Owner at IKON Business Group, Inc
It's harder to set up pfSense than SonicWall. Only a couple of people in our company can do that. View full review »
VinodGupta
CEO and Founder at Indicrypt Systems
The initial setup is a little complex, of intermediate difficulty. It takes about a day. In terms of deployment, the entire system has been installed and configured to basically take care of a network of roughly around 35 to 40 computers. We have a dedicated physical machine which has been configured and installed throughout. View full review »
reviewer1356246
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Arturo Rony-Oncebay Casanova
System Implementer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was simple and fast. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about pfSense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2020.
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