We performed a comparison between NGINX API Gateway and OPNsense based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Postman, F5, SmartBear and others in API Monitoring Software.
"It's easy to install, and the performance is good."
"API routing is the most valuable feature."
"The solution has high availability."
"It's open source."
"The IDS and IPS features are valuable. From the usability perspective, there is a lot of good documentation. As IT professionals, we found it very easy to configure the firewall. It was easy to configure and use."
"OPNsense is highly stable."
"The most valuable features of OPNsense are the GUI and frequent updates."
"URL blocking, Wireguard, Tail Scale, Engine Blocker, and VPN are the most valuable features for me."
"One of the most valuable features is the network checking. Additionally, the firewall and web filtering functionalities are highly useful."
"OPNsense is easy to use and open source."
"The UI could be more attractive."
"It could be more secure because security is always a problem."
"We did not like the fact that you have to configure everything with the graphic user interface. We have used other firewalls, such as FortiGate, that you can configure via code. OPNsense is not easy to integrate. When you are deploying via GitHub or another source repository, this is not possible. That's one thing we didn't like much."
"There is room for improvement in SSL inspection."
"Given that OPNsense plays a pivotal role as a firewall, safeguarding against various threats, having a reliable backup ensures uninterrupted protection even if unforeseen events impact the primary virtual machine."
"The interface of the solution is an area with shortcomings."
"The IPS solution could be more reliable."
"OPNsense could improve by making the configuration more web-based rather than shell or command-line-based."
"There are some add-ons that need enhancements to make management easier for users, especially the reporting features. Some reports don't show the level of detail I'm looking for, and I've had trouble installing certain add-ons, especially for Internet bandwidth shaping within my company."
"An area for improvement in OPNsense is the hardware, which needs to be updated more frequently. DNS blocking is another good feature I want to be added to the solution. pfSense has a peer-blocking feature that I also want to see in OPNsense."
The NGINX Plus API gateway authenticates API calls, routes requests to appropriate backends, applies rate limits to prevent overloading services and to mitigate volumetric attacks, offloads SSL/TLS traffic, and handles errors and exceptions. NGINX's API gateway takes all API requests from a client, determines which services are needed, and delivers the result in a high‑performance manner.
NGINX Plus API gateway is used to protect APIs with rate‑limiting policies, enforce specific request methods, and provide fine‑grained access control:
GETmethod to ensure that access to your inventory service is read‑only (just returns the inventory).
OPNsense is a user-friendly, fast-track, open-source FreeBSD-based firewall and routing platform. This software offers features that are generally available from costly commercial firewalls, with the added benefit of open and verifiable sources. The firewall provides users, developers, and organizations with an advantageous environment through transparency. The development of this project is driven by a strong focus on security and code quality.
The solution offers a variety of components, such as:
A team of professionals developed OPNsense. Other professional and experienced software architects, engineers, and developers are encouraged to join in the development of the solution to make it as successful as possible. OPNsense offers a variety of rich features with each release. Each upgrade is based on FreeBSD for continual, long-term support and utilizes a freshly advanced MVC framework based on Phalcon. OPNsense is committed to helping businesses, school networks, remote offices, hotels, and other markets in keeping their data protected.
OPNsense Core Features
OPNsense continually offers a free, complete, high-end security platform with new releases and features. With each release, OPNsense focuses on providing more unique and better security features in a timely manner. These features include:
Reviews from Real Users
OPNsense is a favorite security solution among reviewers for a number of reasons. Two of those reasons include the user-friendliness of the solution, which makes it easy to use, and its ability to easily scale.
For many, a user-friendly solution is essential. FiorindoDi A., a system administration specialist at a tech vendor, says, "The graphic user interface is very good and it is user-friendly, which makes the product easy-to-use."
Peerspot reviewers speak of the scalability of the solution. For example, an anonymous cloud and infrastructure manager at a venture capital and private equity firm reviewer notes, "OPNsense is easy to scale when running on the hardware."
NGINX API Gateway is ranked 2nd in API Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while OPNsense is ranked 3rd in Firewalls with 19 reviews. NGINX API Gateway is rated 8.6, while OPNsense is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of NGINX API Gateway writes "Has good performance and is easy to install". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OPNsense writes "There are lots of capabilities built-in: Few would be High Availability, Proxy, DNS, Intrusion detection/prevention, content filtering, traffic and bandwidth management with 2factor autn. ". NGINX API Gateway is most compared with Postman, whereas OPNsense is most compared with Netgate pfSense, Sophos XG, Fortinet FortiGate, Untangle NG Firewall and Sophos UTM.
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