I work at an educational organization and I am currently researching firewalls.
Which solution do you prefer: pfSense or OPNsense? Why is pfSense's firewall better than OPNsense's?
Thank you for your help.
I'm working with OPNsense NGINX plug-in's WAF rules.
Can you recommend any good documentation on this topic (as there is very little documentation I was able to find)?
For example, how whitelist rules are created in the web interface that will work on one specific site and will not work on others.
Thanks for your help.
What I like best about OPNsense is that, as a firewall, it's pretty good. I'm quite impressed with it.
I had an excellent experience with OPNsense, which helped me achieve the targets I wanted.
It's more secure and more reliable.
OPNsense could improve by making the configuration more web-based rather than shell or command-line-based.
It has an open license. It works very well, and there is an update every month.
OPNsense is highly stable.
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.
The initial implementation process is simple.
The system in general is quite flexible.
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.
OPNsense is easy to scale when running on the hardware.
We have found pretty much all the features of the solution to be valuable.
The most valuable features are reporting, the Sensei plugin, and firewall capabilities.
The VPN server feature is the most valuable. It is integrated with Radius and AAA for doing accounting and authentication.
Insight view is also an important feature for me at this time. It allows me to assess our network traffic. I also like the firewall feature. The BSD kernel has a packet filter. It is one of the most solid frameworks for firewalls.
Its user interface is one of the best interfaces I have used.
The most valuable features in OPNsense are reporting and visibility.
The interface and the dashboard are the most valuable features of this solution.
The solution is good for a basic firewall for a small business or for home use.
The graphic user interface is very good and it is user-friendly which makes the product easy-to-use.
The initial setup is easy. It only takes 15-30 minutes to deploy.
The feature I find most valuable, is that the program helped me to realize all the requested functionality that was needed.
I find the solution to be user-friendly. It has a lot of reports and easy settings.
We can open a new VPN connection easily. It's much easier than with Fortinet in our experience.