pfSense Scalability

reviewer963351
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
Extremely high. We tested it on VMs running different configurations from extremely lightweight to overkill. It will run on anything and maintain it's high performance. Obviously the more you give it, the more amazing the solution becomes. View full review »
Koen Van Cauwenberghe
Network and Office Manager with 11-50 employees
Scalability was less important. When we started, we did not have to scale the pfSense. In the seven years that I have used the pfSense, once I had to renew it because the hardware was broken or was defective. The second one was a little bit faster and had more memory, so I did not have to scale it again. Therefore, the scalability has not been so important to us until now. View full review »
Christopher Collins
IT Support Engineer
I have noticed that pfSense boots up really slowly as more users are connected to it. Occasionally, you have to re-install or delete broken packages that freeze up the system. However, the core pfSense software runs great. View full review »
COO998b301
COO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It scales very well. We handle several thousand end users with only a few boxes. View full review »
Reinhardt Jansen
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
There is a lot of stuff that you can add-on. You can actually write your own APIs to connect to it and so on. So, there is a lot of scalability in pfSense that other products do not have. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
The scalability is good. You can integrate some nodes of pfSense but it's not very user friendly. View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
pfSense scales well. View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
The scalability is fine. If you need to have a bigger client or something like that, it's simple. You do a backup and then you restore into a new appliance and go from there. View full review »
it_user221862
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No - in our high-speed tests (10G), we were not able to push the CPU over 20% utilization. View full review »
Gustavo Rendon
Owner with 51-200 employees
Haven't tested this part since the company hasn't grown much. View full review »
Matt Bilbrey
IT Director
No, pfSense can be installed on a decommissioned PC or a brand new 4U quad CPU server. If you need better hardware from the first install it's easy to either simply move the drive to the new firewall or backup/restore to new disks. View full review »
Svetoslav Bakalov
IT Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
We never had any scalability issues. It's easy to add additional services, or even a second or third pfSense product which works with the others. View full review »
it_user461160
Gérant chez
We did not encounter any issues with scalability. It depends on the hardware, not the software. View full review »
Jinlong Ye
HTS Engineering - Heat Transfer Solutions at a construction company with 201-500 employees
We had a scalability issue. The fail over did not work automatically. View full review »
Winston Barbosa
Infrastructure Manager at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
Rildo Cezar Pordeus
Sócio at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
There were no scalability issues. View full review »
it_user307602
Snr. VOIP Specialist at Digital Globe Services
There were no scalability issues. View full review »

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