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2019-06-27T08:13:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering OPNsense?

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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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Reseller

From my experience, the OPNsense firewall is a good choice for terminating a lot of site2site IPSec connections with a need for various NAT combinations due to network complexity. The NAT possibilities of OPNsense are really flexible and can cover all necessary combinations. The StrongSwan functionality is able to cover almost all possible proposal combinations. 


Sophos UTM/SG has still no possibility of IKEv2 and Sophos XG has a strong limitation in NAT - especially the lack of possibility to configure DNAT greater /24 makes the configuration really awkward. The OPNsense debugging of IPSec connections is quite simple with various levels of detail. For using OPNsense as described above I´d rate it with 9 of 10. 


For home office us,e I would recommend Sophos UTM or XG firewall as home edition because the features described above are not needed there.

2021-11-30T13:04:55Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recomend, sophos UTM Home edition, or sophos xg firewall there is a frees vertion to, cmoaring the free features vrs OPNSense there are a lot of pros. I tried for many years pfsense, opnsense and many other opensource distros, until i started using sophos free vertion, and let me tell you, that was the key for many limitation of the opensource solution.

2021-11-29T13:58:28Z
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Real User

We do supply the solution and we do use it for ourselves. I'd advise users to get the Geo functionality. It's a nice add-on, which we make use of a lot. It allows which countries are allowed to access your instances, which is very helpful. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-11-11T14:38:22Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate OPNSense five out of 10.

2021-10-13T13:28:00Z
author avatarEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Mauro Ponze, can you please elaborate on "why"?

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Top 20Real User

I have been very happy with the solution. I rate OPNsense an eight out of ten.

2021-09-09T15:23:33Z
author avatarEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Neil Wurzel what have you specifically liked about this solution?

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Top 20Real User

OPNsense is suitable for Small- to Medium-sized companies. 


I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate OPNsense an eight out of ten.

2021-07-22T08:59:55Z
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Top 20Real User

There are several hundred users in our organization who are utilizing the solution. I would absolutely recommend the solution to others who are contemplating its implementation. I rate OPNsense as a ten out of ten.

2021-06-03T09:24:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The suitability of this product often depends on the size of the company, although sometimes there are clients that just want FortiGate and they're not open for negotiation. 


Personally, I like open-source and it's always a bonus if I can get stuff for free. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-01-14T15:44:19Z
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Top 5Real User

We plan to continue using this solution. Right now, we are settling our networks. We plan to expand its usage, but I don't think it will happen until 2022. It has a good user interface. Its configuration is simple but requires a little planning. It is much simpler than the Cisco ASA configuration. I would recommend this solution. I would rate OPNsense a nine out of ten. I am happy with it.

2020-10-13T07:21:30Z
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User

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

2020-08-11T13:12:19Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't have any information on the bandwidth and what it can handle, or how many workstations can work with it. This information is very important, but I can't find any resources for this information. The reporting is amazing. You can export reports, you can set the parameters, and export reports based on your needs. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-06-25T10:49:15Z
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Reseller

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.

2020-04-30T10:58:00Z
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Top 20Real 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.

2020-03-09T08:07:50Z
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Top 20Real 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.

2020-03-04T08:49:29Z
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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.

2019-09-27T04:38:00Z
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Reseller

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.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution 10 out of 10.

2019-07-04T07:00:00Z
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Real 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.

2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
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