pfSense Pros and Cons

pfSense Pros

Bojan Oremuz
CEO at trendnet
The classic features such as content inspection, content protection, and the application-level firewall, are the most important.
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Tony Williams
Managing Director at Midgard IT
I'm the expert when it comes to Linux systems, however, with the pfSense, due to the web interface, the rest of the staff can actually make changes to it as required without me worrying about whether they've opened up ports incorrectly or not. The ease of use for non-expert staff is very good.
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Leon Pinto
Consultant and Head of Services at ILANZ LLC
I am happy with the EPLS, the radius, and I am happy with the captive portal.
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Bojan Oremuz
CEO at trendnet
Content protection, content inspection, and the application level firewall.
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Malik Yusuf
Solution Architect, Managed Services & System Integration at Transmeet Technologies
The flexibility of adding new kinds of services without spending any money can't be beaten.
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Davy MOUSSAVOU
Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
The most valuable features are the VPN and the capture photo.
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Peter
Technical Project Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very easy to use and has a very nice GUI.
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Eddie Kibuuka
Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited
The solution is very robust.
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reviewer1423032
CTO, Software Architect, founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup is straightforward.
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reviewer1021278
IT analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've found the stability to be very good overall.
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pfSense Cons

Bojan Oremuz
CEO at trendnet
Ease of use is a problem for a user who is unfamiliar with this product because, in the interface, everything has to be set manually.
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Tony Williams
Managing Director at Midgard IT
We are at the moment looking to use it as a proxy service so that we can limit what websites people go and view and that sort of thing. That's an area I've struggled with a little bit at the moment and it could be a bit easier to set up.
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Leon Pinto
Consultant and Head of Services at ILANZ LLC
It could use a little bit of improvement in the reporting.
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Bojan Oremuz
CEO at trendnet
Could be simplified for new users.
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Malik Yusuf
Solution Architect, Managed Services & System Integration at Transmeet Technologies
The interface is not very shiny and attractive.
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Davy MOUSSAVOU
Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
If a user doesn't have a large amount of experience in Linux systems, they will have problems using this solution. Users need to be highly skilled in troubleshooting competency. Users who do not have such skills will find the product difficult to use.
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Peter
Technical Project Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product could offer more integrated plugins.
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Eddie Kibuuka
Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited
The solution requires a lot of administration.
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reviewer1423032
CTO, Software Architect, founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
If you want to take advantage of all of the solution's options, you need to have a bit of a technical background. It's not for a layperson.
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reviewer1021278
IT analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
The access control aspect of the product could be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about pfSense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
501,818 professionals have used our research since 2012.