pfSense Primary Use Case

Ray Ost
CEO at Private
I had an appliance that died six months ago. Then I didn't want that hardware anymore, so I bought two new servers. A single power supply but dual on a network with three times four network cards. On that, I installed the pfSense (Community Edition). From inside to outside, I have about 15 to 20 node servers and users going outside. From outside to inside, I have only three tech support people, myself and two other ones. With regard to clients using the platform from outside to inside, on the servers inside, I have about 1000. View full review »
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
We use this at all of our locations as our edge device, IPSec site-to-site VPN functionality between our offices and our AWS EC2. No matter what is thrown at this, the system handles it like a champ. We have both dedicated hardware and virtualized versions running in our infrastructure. So far we haven't found a reason why we need to spend thousands for an appliance like Cisco ASA when this handles all of our needs. View full review »
Koen Van Cauwenberghe
Network and Office Manager with 11-50 employees
In the past, we had different locations in different countries, and in every location, we had the same pfSense firewall. Therefore, the connection between our different locations was good and manageable. However, in the last two years, we have had only one location here in Belgium, thus the performance of the pfSense has been good, and we can manage great with the open ports and the closed ports, but now a firewall has to be a little bit more than just that. View full review »
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COO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's our primary firewall and routing solution. It has performed in an outstanding fashion. Our company has been utilizing pfSense for almost a decade as the primary firewall solution for two data center locations and two commercial offices, each with approximately 300 end users. The system is running on top of a BSD/OS and is extremely stable. There are close to 70 additional packages which can be added such as Snort, Squid, and Suricata to name a few. When two chassis are paired together in an HA (High Availability) configuration utilizing CARP (Common Address Resolution Protocol), the system uptime is perfect. In addition to firewall duty, we utilize it for all our routing as well. View full review »
Reinhardt Jansen
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
We have mainly been using for our internet workstations. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
My primary use case for pfSense is as a firewall. We also use it for intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, website filtering, and quality of service (QoS). View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
* Firewalling * Routing * DHCP * Transparent proxy * DNS cache * VPN, etc. View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
We use pfSense as our firewall. View full review »
Gustavo Rendon
Owner with 51-200 employees
Primary we use it for bandwidth limiting and load balancing our ISPs. And Pfsense excels doing that. View full review »
student at a university with 51-200 employees
I have used it in town halls with a number of employees ranging between 40 and 60. I have also used it in educational institutions. View full review »
Analista Senior at a tech services company
I use pfSense firewall, especially as an IPSec VPN Server. There are several VPN connections with equipment of various manufacturers at the other end. I use ServerU as hardware instead of an ordinary PC, as most other people usually do. View full review »
Luis Castro
Specialist in IT Infrastructure, Networks and Software Quality at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Firewall system for small, medium, and large data networks. It allows you to provide security to your environment: DMZ networks, LAN, WAN, etc. A very stable product that lasts over time, easy to understand, and administer. View full review »
Ross Bennett
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
* We only use our pfSense as a stateful packet inspection firewall. * We have around 10 VLAN interfaces with many allow/block policies, VIPs, and NATs. * Running on VMware as a virtual machine. View full review »
Mervin Sosa
Works with: * Routers * Firewalls * Network address translation (NAT) * VPN * OpenVPN * DHCP Server. View full review »
CEO with 11-50 employees
Firewall and VPN, Internet link balancing, as the proxy was installed on another machine. Used redundant firewall as a cluster. View full review »
IT Manager with 1-10 employees
We use this solution as our firewall, proxy, IDS, IPS, and VPN. View full review »
Jaco Lange
Managing Director with 51-200 employees
Our primary uses for this solution are as a network firewall and a VPN Server. View full review »
For security testing in network functions virtualization (NFV). View full review »
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