Amirsaeed Iloukhani - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant at Bank Meli Exchange
Real User
Top 5
Simple initial setup, reliable, and open source
Pros and Cons
  • "OPNsense is highly stable."
  • "The support for OPNsense is good because we have documents available on the internet. The support could improve a little."

What is our primary use case?

OPNsense can be deployed in the cloud and on-premises.

I have used OPNsense in many different types of companies, such as financial and metropolitan.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using OPNsense for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

OPNsense is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of OPNsense is very good.

I have approximately 15 customer companies using this solution.

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How are customer service and support?

The support for OPNsense is good because we have documents available on the internet. The support could improve a little.

I rate the support from OPNsense a four out of five.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of OPNsense is straightforward. It took us a while to deploy the solution.

I rate the initial setup of OPNsense a nine out often.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation of OPNsense in-house.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OPNsense is an open-source solution and it does not require a license.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others because in my country we have a limitation for buying any firewall.

I rate OPNsense a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Senior Solution Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Excellent support, easy to use, and straightforward installation
Pros and Cons
  • "I have found the solution has some great features overall, such as guest access capabilities, dashboards, and ease of use. There is plenty of documentation and support and it has the plugins that I needed."
  • "The logging could improve in OPNsense."

What is our primary use case?

I am using OPNsense as a security platform at work but am currently working from home and using it for network access.

What is most valuable?

I have found the solution has some great features overall, such as guest access capabilities, dashboards, and ease of use. There is plenty of documentation and support and it has the plugins that I needed.

What needs improvement?

The logging could improve in OPNsense.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using OPNsense for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

OPNsense is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have contacted the support for the Open Source plugin and the company has been really supportive. Within approximately an hour or two I was receiving a response, I was really impressed with the support.

There is fantastic community support available online.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I have been very happy with the solution.

I rate OPNsense an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Zbigniew Żelazek - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator at PGB Service
Real User
A multi-platform operating system with an easy setup
Pros and Cons
  • "The technical support is very good."
  • "They should improve IPEs for security in the future."

How has it helped my organization?

OPNsense it's a multi-platform operating system. So we can install it on PC platforms and do not need dedicated hardware.

What is most valuable?

The WireGuard VPN is the most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

They should improve IPEs for security in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for about three years and are using the latest version. It is deployed on-premises.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution. We have 20 connections between sites, and about 100 users use the solution.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before using OPNsense, we used Cisco Fortinet. Other solutions are more expensive than OPNsense.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy. There are no issues with performance.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution a nine out of ten and recommend it to others.

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Business Development Advisor at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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It's easy to set up and configure but the interface isn't very user-friendly
Pros and Cons
  • "The system in general is quite flexible."
  • "The interface isn't so friendly user. But we have some technicians here who are quite confident with this tool. OPNSense could maybe add sets of rules so it's simpler to manage different groups with particular needs."

What is most valuable?

The system in general is quite flexible.

What needs improvement?

The interface isn't so friendly user. But we have some technicians here who are quite confident with this tool. OPNSense could maybe add sets of rules so it's simpler to manage different groups with particular needs.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used OPNSense over the last six months.

How are customer service and support?

The support service isn't very accessible, so you have to look at the forums to solve some issues. It would be better if they could offer this product with an associated support service.

How was the initial setup?

It's quite easy to install and configure the rules.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The main cost is the hardware. We don't pay anything for the software.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate OPNSense five out of 10.

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