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OPNsense Room for Improvement

Ralf Wenzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at infotek-software GmbH

The difficult part was the integration with Azure because OPNsense, in most cases, is not used on public clouds. It is on appliances that run on-prem. 

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. 

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HP
Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies

The vendor should offer compatibility-approved boxes, or at least stock one with OPNsense already installed. This would make it a one-stop-shop, and people would not have to worry about sourcing the hardware separately.

I would like to see better SD-WAN performance. I think that could be a very good bonus because SD-WAN is all the rage these days. That is probably the big thing that people need to improve upon, in terms of combining two, three, or four links.

The interface should continue to improve, which would make things a bit easier. For me, it was already easy, but nonetheless, it is quicker to install a FortiGate firewall.

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CA
Owner and business consultant at networks srl

The only thing that I would like to see improved is the Insight or the NetFlow analysis part. It would be good to have the possibility to dig down on the Insight platform. Right now, we can easily do only a few analyses. If this page becomes more powerful, it surely will be a well-adopted platform.

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FF
Cloud and Infrastrcture manager at a venture capital & private equity firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The interface needs to be simplified. It is not user-friendly.

The bandwidth management is easy to use, but very hard to implement. The multi-provider internet is protected by OPNsence but the features are limited, and not stable.

The high availability feature is not feasible when the hardware fails.

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ST
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

While they do have paid options that actually give better features, for most of the clients, if they tend to take a paid option will instead opt for Fortinet.

They should make it so that it's easier to reverse proxy integration.

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JL
Director at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

The solution could be more secure. 

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Neil Wurzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

The logging could improve in OPNsense.

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Mauro Ponze - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Advisor at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

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.

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