pfSense Stability

Ray Ost
CEO at Private
pfSense is very stable. My own disappointment is the appliance only worked for a year and two months. It might be just bad luck, but that was very disappointing. I had to use pfSense Community Edition on a general desktop. That was done within three hours. It took me three hours just to get the hardware, download the software, and then set it up to get everything working again. After that, I ordered the new server with two servers: one has to be active and the other standby. I am going to try higher scalability on it using pfSense. The configuration is already on the servers. I did all this myself because of my experience. The utilization of the CPU, etc., it's very low. I like pfSense. It doesn't take too many resources and it's very stable. View full review »
reviewer963351
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
We have not encountered any stability issues and have upgraded to each version over the years. They've really made a rock solid solution. View full review »
Davy MOUSSAVOU
Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
The stability isn't bad, but there can occasionally be bugs within the system. The likelihood is lessened if you follow a few key protocols. It's important to have a proper license, otherwise, you run the risk of bugs. It's important to upgrade the solution regularly. This also helps users avoid running into bugs. If you experience a bug, it's a good idea to check the release and make a grid. Those that have experience in troubleshooting will benefit from their knowledge when using this solution. Sometimes packages will not work and you'll have to be strategic with workarounds. View full review »
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reviewer1388052
System Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The stability is questionable. There are glitches. Since no one is really managing the solution, and no one takes ownership of it, there aren't many fixes that happen on it. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
I depend on and use VMware ESXi with vSphere in my deployment, virtualization. pfSense is more stable and reliable if you install it directly on the server, i.e. not being installed as a virtual machine. That makes it very stable. View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
The solution is pretty stable, that's why we use it. There aren't any problems. View full review »
Kenwyn Nero
Owner at IKON Business Group, Inc
The stability is very good, it's just that it's not as easy to use as SonicWall. There are limits as to who we can put to work on the solution, a limited number of our engineers work with it. View full review »
VinodGupta
CEO and Founder at Indicrypt Systems
This solution is absolutely stable. With some systems there's a necessity to regularly redo the configurations inside the system. With Pfsense that's not the case. I have no issues with it at all. View full review »
reviewer1356246
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
pfSense is quite stable. It is one of the pros. View full review »
Arturo Rony-Oncebay Casanova
System Implementer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I consider it very stable. View full review »
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