pfSense Primary Use Case
Managing Director at Midgard IT
We have a client who's got a number of VMs on a single piece of hardware. They needed to have access over a VPN to those VMs from inside their network. We use pfSense to provide the VPN link using the IPsec.
In others, let's say smaller organizations, we will put a Mini ITX system that then connects into their broadband - typically sort of fiber or something like that - and just gives protection.
The solution also allows us then to manage port forwarding and things like that.
Chef at a media company with 11-50 employees
I use it as a firewall and also as a router because you can address what you want to do with it. It can do network advanced translation (NAT).
It is sitting on my own server. It is on a remote server on a private network.View full review »
VP of Business Development at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We had been hit by crypto, and with our existing firewall infrastructure, we found out it didn't have geofiltering without an additional cost. That's still written from SonicWall and I think you have to pay extra for that. pfSense came with geofiltering and with logging as well, which I believe you have to pay extra for with SonicWall. So we didn't realize this until we got hit. We implemented GoIP filtering, and we also activated and stored the log files from within the firewall. I think there are some other feature sets that we used as well. The device seemed to be a little bit simpler to manage and configure through the interface. Of course with it being open source, we were able to stay current with that without having to incur annual purchasing or annual licensing fees like we do with SonicWall.View full review »
We have all sorts of users. We have admins, we have the finance guys, and we have salespeople using it. We created a captive portal for our teams as well as a guest portal. So in general, we are more or less happy.
Right now, I use it not only for intrusion detection but also for ETLs. We are a telephony integrator. We use it for applications and radius, etc. I use it as much more than a firewall. I use it for telephony applications as a certificate authority.View full review »
We are a solution provider and deploy this product for our customers. We also use it in our organization. We use both Cisco and pfSense but for our customers we mainly use Sophos and pfSense. I'm the CEO of our company.View full review »
We have one Head Office and two main offices and other small branches. We want to secure our network from external and internal threats and block all unnecessary ports. We want to create a WAN with firewalls installed at all other offices and branches to connect to Head Office directly.View full review »
I mostly use basic firewall services like blocking unwanted traffic and I use the geolocation tools to predict where potential attacks could come from. That's the main purpose, to protect our business network using pfSense.
Within our organization, with a single installation, about 500 users are covered.
Software Applications Manager at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
I primarily use the solution for monitoring and learning about how to operate a firewall. I also use it for monitoring my home network as well as adblocking.View full review »
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
This solution is for my personal use, I've had a hobby of using it for a long time. I use it to protect my home network. Nothing is bulletproof but I'm happy to have a firewall at home scanning the ins and outs of my network so that I have a degree of security.
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I use pfSense to provide firewall and VPN services for small businesses. I have a handful of clients using it now and a new one in the works.
CTO, Software Architect, founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We primarily use the solution for security. It's a firewall.View full review »
IT analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use pfSense as a firewall. It's a DHCP server.View full review »
Vice President - Engineering & Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are a small business and we use pfSense as our interface for the WAN. We use it for a Firewall and to ensure that all devices are operating. It provides our basic network routing needs, reporting on usage, such as IDS, and for managing individuals on network devices for controlling bandwidth and destinations.View full review »
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is my main firewall into the data center and VPNs for clients. It sets up my DMZ and does a whole bunch of other stuff. I am using the latest version.View full review »
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We have solutions from 10 to 5,000 users. One person alone can manage the firewall.View full review »
We have internet limitations here in Sudan. The financial institutions that I am working with do not have a lot of services on the internet.
It is difficult but at the same time, we are safer and are not faced with any kind of compromised data.
This solution is suitable for small businesses and charity organizations. Security is not just about the firewall, you need policies and procedures in place.View full review »
NOC Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I use pfSense as a proxy and a firewall to monitor all the traffic to my network. It allows me to shape the traffic and eliminate bottlenecks that cause the network to slow down. You can use pfSense to catch some websites or make the network faster because we have applications connected remotely all over the country. We need to have a network with a reliable speed and no hiccups on the way because all our applications are on-premise, and the entire country goes to the same data center to get information.View full review »
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We use it for small businesses, and most of my clients are using pfSense.
We use it for its firewall features and VPN.View full review »
IT Support Specialist with 51-200 employees
We just use the solution as a straight-up firewall. There is no VPN access or anything like that. We just use it as a straight-up firewall and we run Suricata on it as a defense.View full review »
We primarily use the solution for security purposes. We use it for a firewall.View full review »
General Manager at Galgus
Our main business is for WiFi networks. Customers also ask us for simple firewalls, and we use pfSense to add a firewall to provide the complete solution. We are working with the latest version of pfSense.View full review »
Information Technology at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
I primarily install and test the solution. I'm not an expert in the solution; I mainly put them in place.View full review »
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The primary use case of this solution is to protect our business network.View full review »
Head Of Infrastructure at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
We are using the solution for a firewall and other operations, such as traffic shaping.View full review »
Engineering Manager at UTI Tech SA de CV
I use pfSense for the security of my company.View full review »
Typically, we implement this solution on an enterprise-level for our clients and set it up for them as required.View full review »
We use the solution for a Firewall and a VPN.View full review »
We are an MSP. We have some customers who have on-prem networks, and they want to have their networks protected by a firewall. They are quite small customers with 10 to 50 users. We use pfSense in order to protect our customers' network, to make some network automation, and especially to make VPNs to some remote branches to enable remote users to get access to the enterprise network.
It is deployed on a private cloud and on-prem.View full review »
I was working for a firm that has 70 employees. They are mostly working from home, so I needed a very well-structured VPN for remote working. We put it on Supermicro, and it worked fine, and it was above their needs.View full review »
Owner and business consultant at networks srl
I tested it for firewall, networks, and network stability and as a VPN access point.View full review »
I use the product for many enterprise clients, including building construction, government, and education.View full review »
We use the solution for blocking websites, banking, and malware.View full review »
We are using pfSense as a personal firewall for our systems and network protection.View full review »
We use pfSense for the firewall, VPN server, client-server, and internal network.View full review »
IT Manager at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
pfSense is used as our firewall and router.View full review »
We are using this solution for security purposes as a firewall.View full review »
Managing Director at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
We primarily use the solution to help our customers with firewall integration.
At a custom company with several locations.View full review »
This solution can be used for a firewall, VPN, and VLAN.View full review »
Owner at it logic
We use pfSense as a firewall in the healthcare sector, education sector, and banking sector.View full review »
I am using pfSense as a secondary firewall and network management.View full review »
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is Endpoint Advanced. I have set it up for the firewall and the open VPN connections.
Owner with 11-50 employees
We use pfSense as a firewall and proxy server. We use it to apply different restrictions for different users from some data locations.View full review »
My primary use case is for controlling incoming traffic from various countries and blocking IP addresses if necessary. I'm the company director and a user of pfSense.View full review »
I use pfSense for OpenVPN and DNS.View full review »