What advice do you have for others considering OPNsense?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering OPNsense, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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We use it as an edge firewall in HA, with license from the developers

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Top 10Reseller

It doesn't need a POC, doing a demo is enough. I would rate it a nine out of ten. The documentation about the malware and APT needs improvement to know more about the vulnerabilities. The product information is fine.

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Top 5Real User

I'm just a customer. I'm not a partner or reseller. I'm not sure which version of the solution our organization is currently using. I understand that it is the most up-to-date version. I updated it two months ago. The solution is good for a small business or home. I'm not sure what the paid version offers or if it has more security features that would be suitable for larger businesses. The version I'm using works well and is simple. It's more reliable than a router. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate OPNsense between and eight or nine-out-of-ten. If I have to choose I would pick nine because it is practically a perfect solution for us. I definitely recommend the product to other people who are considering using this as a solution to use it because it is a good solution.

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Real User

We use the private cloud deployment model. I would advise others thinking of implementing the solution to be aware of what you have to do to, and to plan it out beforehand. The solution is not for everybody, but it's not difficult to set up or maintain. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

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Top 20Reseller

My advice would be to compare all the solutions because they all offer something different. Find out what's available and get a feeling for the product and look at the configurations on the firewall. In the next version, I would like a friendlier user interface where the users can look at and download the configurations for the OPNsense clients. My rating for this solution is a seven out of ten.

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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution 10 out of 10.

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Top 10Real User

My first advice is to check the recommendations. They have online information to spec it out in general. OPNsense is a great tool for problem-solving with a VPN. It's very nice. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate this product an 8. It still needs to mature. It's new, only two years or three in the market. They are doing great improvements. They still need to fix little things with the high availability and the user interface. That needs to be polished, but they are doing a great job.

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