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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Old and outdated infrastructure procured before I joined the company.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 »
Koen Van Cauwenberghe
Network and Office Manager with 11-50 employees
We came from OneStart. OneStart was out of data and at end of life. Thus, we had to switch. pfSense was originally proposed to us by the dealer and our external IT help. View full review »
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COO998b301
COO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's not that we thought that we needed to invest in a new solution. You reach a certain point where you have to go out and review what you have in place and see if it still is the best solution available for the amount of money being spent. We're much larger than we used to be, and we needed to make sure that this is still the best solution for us. The most criteria for me when selecting a vendor are * Responsiveness * Expense * Performance of the product. View full review »
Reinhardt Jansen
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
We used to use Empalis. We actually started to replace our Empalis with pfSense first to do testing, and see if it would actually work for us. This was just a test phase, before we went over to Meraki. So far, pfSenses outperform Merakis. View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We used to use a lot of different solutions. After comparing a lot of solutions, the choice was Netgate pfSense. View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
We also use MikroTik, Barracuda, and StoneWall. View full review »
Gustavo Rendon
Owner with 51-200 employees
Actually, PfSense replaced a Watchguard firewall, mostly due to costs. But I haven't missed it since. View full review »
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