pfSense Valuable Features

Ray Ost
CEO at Private
I'm still experimenting with some new features. I want to do a high availability configuration. I haven't done that yet, but I'm using OpenVPN, it's very handy. View full review »
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
There are so many packages you can install which extends pfSense's capabilities including consuming from lists such as FireHOL, Pi-Hole, etc. Here are a few packages we use: * IPSec: pfSense allows for both v1 and v2 IPSec configurations to secure your connections. * IPS: You can use Snort or Suricata along with Snort packages, even subscribe to commercial packages if you wish. This alone starts making pfSense on par with Cisco. * Proxy/content filtering: You can install Squid and SquidGuard to act as a proxy and content filter. Yes, it does filter HTTPS, and there's a number of ways you can do it out of the box. pfSense also reformatted their logs so that they're compliant and standardized. We have our logs shipped to our SIEM and Logstash servers. View full review »
Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
The most valuable features are the VPN and the captive portal. Captive portal and VPN are easy to deploy. View full review »
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Eddie Kibuuka
Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited
The solution is very robust. View full review »
System Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is an open-source product, which makes it very cost-effective. Overall, it covers all of the requirements our organization has at this time. The initial setup is easy. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
One of the most valuable features of this solution is that it's almost entirely free and I can do everything with it. View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at AB Edsbyverken
* Super easy to manage. Anyone who has been working with firewalls can handle it. * There is good documentation with a fantastic community and enterprise support. * The strongSwan IPSec is a great implementation. * Proxy features are excellent (except MITM). View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
We generally use it because it's cheap. When we need something more robust we use Barracuda and Sony Wireless Routers. For certain clients, we use pfSense because it's compatible with the VoIP platform. View full review »
Kenwyn Nero
Owner at IKON Business Group, Inc
I like the site-to-site VPN and the basic firewall features. View full review »
CEO and Founder at Indicrypt Systems
The most valuable feature for our company has been the extensibility of the platform which is great. It's a great solution and I have regularly been supplying it to my clients. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are ease of installation and support. View full review »
Arturo Rony-Oncebay Casanova
System Implementer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It is very difficult to decide one, as they all complement each other, from the DHCP administration to the captive portal. in my case, I would say OpenVPN has helped me to interconnect the company network in a secure and manageable way. View full review »
Ross Bennett
Senior Systems Engineer at KeyTrust
The ability to perform packet captures on the command line and via the GUI is useful for diagnosing problems. View full review »
IT Manager at alfascan
The most valuable features are the Proxy IPS and VPN. View full review »
Jaco Lange
Managing Director at VPN Technologies
The most valuable feature is the proactive network protection. We also find the following components valuable: * pFBlocker * Squid * SquidGuard * Firewall View full review »
Learn what your peers think about pfSense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2020.
430,376 professionals have used our research since 2012.