pfSense Other Advice

Ray Ost
CEO at Private
I definitely plan to increase using pfSense. I am going for a higher capacity. If power fails or one server dies, or one gateway dies, the other servers will take over seamlessly. That's the ultimate for us. I would definitely rate pfSense an eight and a half out of ten. Definitely eight and a half, not lower, could be a bit higher. Because it's stable, it's good. If the small issues I've mentioned are worked on then I would go to a 10. View full review »
reviewer963351
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
I strongly recommend giving pfSense a hard look. I've been in IT for 20+ years, and I've run the gambit on other firewalls. pfSense definitely can hold it's own against any of them. View full review »
Koen Van Cauwenberghe
Network and Office Manager with 11-50 employees
I would recommend it. It is manageable and straightforward. It is not so complex. You have to know the different rules, but you can manage it easily. The performance is good. View full review »
Christopher Collins
IT Support Engineer
The learning curve is steep, but once you get the basics down, it's very robust and easy to use. There are plenty of resources online about setting it up. View full review »
Reinhardt Jansen
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
They need to look at all the communities, comparisons, etc. and read up about the issues and problems people are having with some of the solutions, then see if those problems might be related to what they may be experiencing. Main criteria when selecting a vendor: * How easy is it to learn. * How easy is it to implement. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. I give it this rating because of the rich features available. pfSense is free and I can do everything with it. It works as a firewall for servers also. View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
If you don't have a policy that says "only proprietary software" in your company, there is no reason not to go for pfSense. If you are still in doubt, take the cheap (and excellent) Netgate academy course. It's only for two days, and you will learn how to manage pfSense at a comprehensive level. View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
Any network engineer will understand how this solution works. It's not so complex to understand and be familiar with. It will require a certain level of networking knowledge to use it but we're at an enterprise level and we're a small-medium business and it works. I would rate it a nine out of ten. View full review »
it_user221862
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's an amazing product. There really are few issues with pfSense. View full review »
Gustavo Rendon
Owner with 51-200 employees
Just go with it, can't go wrong. View full review »
Matt Bilbrey
IT Director
Stop googling and head over to pfSense to download the ISO and get started. It will do almost everything the most expensive Cisco device will. View full review »
Svetoslav Bakalov
IT Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The product is flexible, scalable, and has logic in using it. It is easy to integrate and implement into your IT environment. View full review »
it_user461160
GĂ©rant chez
The pfSense product is very powerful in layer 3 but you must add some products to match a viable commercial product which generally has all the functions integrated in one hardware system (proxy, antivirus, etc.). For us pfSense is better for layer 3. We use MailCleaner for the mail relay, and Diladele for the web proxy. We like to split the functionalities for security reasons. View full review »
Jinlong Ye
HTS Engineering - Heat Transfer Solutions at a construction company with 201-500 employees
If your organization has the budget, go with a paid solution. We've had our days with it and went with a paid solution (another firewall) due to the company growing and we couldn't have any downtime. It would likely cost the company more money with downtime than to purchase a good quality firewall. View full review »
Winston Barbosa
Infrastructure Manager at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
It is worth to enter the world of PFsense is rewarding to belong to an open-minded community that does not hesitate to share their experiences and knowledge View full review »
it_user307602
Snr. VOIP Specialist at Digital Globe Services
I would recommend joining the community and ask questions. You should also read the installation and configuration documentation on the website. View full review »

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