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 »
reviewer963351
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 »
Davy MOUSSAVOU
Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
I use pfSense as a firewall. I use it also as a VPN server and for the captive portal. Those are the main purposes. View full review »
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Eddie Kibuuka
Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited
The solution pretty much is our only firewall security at the moment. It handles the integration with our active directory and makes sure that all communications are channeled through a secure network. View full review »
reviewer1388052
System Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We primarily use the solution basically for the firewall, UTM content versioning, bandwidth shaping, routing, and IPS. 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 »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
We use pfSense as our firewall. View full review »
Kenwyn Nero
Owner at IKON Business Group, Inc
We have a hosted platform with our client. We've built a VPN site and the solution is deployed as a VM. The client connects to it and it protects anything that's behind it like a regular firewall. Everything we have there is hosted in a data center, all our servers and things that clients connect to. So we're using it as our gateway device. We are customers of pfSense and I'm the owner of our company. View full review »
VinodGupta
CEO and Founder at Indicrypt Systems
reviewer1356246
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use pfSense for our firewall protection. View full review »
Arturo Rony-Oncebay Casanova
System Implementer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
At a custom company with several locations. View full review »
SherifSafwat
IT Manager at alfascan
We use this solution as our firewall, proxy, IDS, IPS, and VPN. View full review »
Jaco Lange
Managing Director at VPN Technologies
Our primary uses for this solution are as a network firewall and a VPN Server. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about pfSense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2020.
441,672 professionals have used our research since 2012.