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Ray Ost
CEO at Private
I previously evaluated eSoft by Untangle. Untangle is an open source company but you have to buy custom add-on's to get it to work. I bought eSoft and it's very good. I am also the CEO of my company. This technical part, it's not my profession, but I get less and less time to invest, and more time playing around with this stuff. When we were growing, a small company, eSoft was small, so I needed a bigger one. I had to reset eSoft every week because of the growing traffic over it. I wanted a bigger one and it was not available. What I wanted to do was not possible with Untangle. Untangle was basic stuff. I bought the pfSense appliance and it's open source, but I support the project. I bought it and I got disappointed because I again wanted a bigger one. My first choice would be Cisco because of my background but Cisco is expensive. eSoft was good. Before switching from eSoft to pfSense, Cisco at that time was not an option. Every software in our company, every desktop, every server, is open source. If it isn't CentOS then it's Red Hat or Ubuntu. Open source was preferred and pfSense was number one on the list. View full review »
reviewer963351
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
Old and outdated infrastructure procured before I joined the company. View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at AB Edsbyverken
We used to use a lot of different solutions. After comparing a lot of solutions, the choice was Netgate pfSense. View full review »
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Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
We also use MikroTik, Barracuda, and StoneWall. View full review »
Arturo Rony-Oncebay Casanova
System Implementer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
No, there was no firewall implemented. View full review »
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