pfSense Other Solutions Considered

Ray Ost
CEO at Private
I used to be a Cisco network expert. I used to train people and I've done some Cisco projects myself. I know Cisco by heart but I was less excited about Microsoft, so I went researching for open source solutions and I came across pfSense. I was able to compare pfSense with Cisco. I used it for a client of mine as well, and it was interesting. After that, I started my own company and I came across pfSense again. I looked into pfSense. You have OPNsense from the Dutch and then you have pfSense. I've tried both and I like pfSense more. View full review »
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
Cisco, WatchGuard, Sophos, Fortinet, Untangle, Juniper. View full review »
Koen Van Cauwenberghe
Network and Office Manager with 11-50 employees
From Sonic Wall, their price is much higher, because for every feature that you want to add, you have to pay. I can do the same things with pfSense, but everything is included in one price. We originally evaluated Cisco, WatchGuard, and Barracuda. We chose pfSense because of the price and it was open source software. At the time, our team was called OpenERP (now called Odoo), so open source software was an advantage. View full review »
Christopher Collins
IT Support Engineer
We looked at some other solutions, but pricing and licensing was the problem. I looked at Palo Alto and SonicWall. View full review »
Reinhardt Jansen
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
We originally looked at SonicWall, but we chose pfSense because of pricing (since it is free) and it has issues that pfSense does not have. We are currently migrating over to Meraki and are having a lot of issue with it. Also, with Meraki, you pay through your neck for it. I would not have made the decision to move away from pfSense. pfSense has been giving us better options than what Meraki is giving us at the moment. I have got login problems with Meraki which takes about two days for them to sort out. If I was on pfSense, I would sort it out myself. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
We also evaluated Fortigate. View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We evaluated Cisco, Fortinet, and Sophos. View full review »
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Fortinet, SourceFire. View full review »
Gustavo Rendon
Owner with 51-200 employees
I did, I evaluated Untangle, IPCop and MikroTik. View full review »
Matt Bilbrey
IT Director
Monowall, Tomato, DD-WRT. View full review »
Svetoslav Bakalov
IT Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
As I already had experience with pfSense and I knew how it would help me and my company, I didn't evaluate other options. View full review »
Jinlong Ye
HTS Engineering - Heat Transfer Solutions at a construction company with 201-500 employees
We evaluated Cisco . View full review »
Winston Barbosa
Infrastructure Manager at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
Of course, the tools he knew and those that are offered in the local market including FORTINET and SONICWALL View full review »
Snr. VOIP Specialist at Digital Globe Services
We evaluated FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto. View full review »

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