Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot
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What do you like most about OPNsense?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about OPNsense?

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21 Answers
Director at CIIT
Real User
Top 20
Dec 8, 2022

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.

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Elisee TAMBA - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder/IT Consultant at Open IT World
Top 10
Nov 7, 2022

It's more secure and more reliable.

Director at a training & coaching company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Sep 28, 2022

OPNsense could improve by making the configuration more web-based rather than shell or command-line-based.

it_user1140060 - PeerSpot reviewer
Machine designer at La Poste
Real User
Top 20
Aug 11, 2022

It has an open license. It works very well, and there is an update every month.

Amirsaeed Iloukhani - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant at Bank Meli Exchange
Real User
Top 5
Jul 27, 2022

OPNsense is highly stable.

Ralf Wenzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at infotek-software GmbH
Real User
Top 5
May 2, 2022

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.

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Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 11, 2021

The initial implementation process is simple.

Business Development Advisor at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
Oct 13, 2021

The system in general is quite flexible.

Senior Solution Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Sep 9, 2021

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.

Cloud and Infrastrcture manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jul 22, 2021

OPNsense is easy to scale when running on the hardware.

Director at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jun 3, 2021

We have found pretty much all the features of the solution to be valuable.

Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
Real User
Jan 14, 2021

The most valuable features are reporting, the Sensei plugin, and firewall capabilities.

Owner and business consultant at networks srl
Real User
Top 5
Oct 13, 2020

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.

OT/ICS Information Security Specialist at SANS
Real User
Jun 25, 2020

The most valuable features in OPNsense are reporting and visibility.

Vice President at Jagils egypt
Apr 30, 2020

The interface and the dashboard are the most valuable features of this solution.

Support Engineer at Techaccess Pakistan
Real User
Mar 9, 2020

The solution is good for a basic firewall for a small business or for home use.

System Administration Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
Mar 4, 2020

The graphic user interface is very good and it is user-friendly which makes the product easy-to-use.

it_user1140060 - PeerSpot reviewer
Machine designer at La Poste
Real User
Top 20
Sep 27, 2019

The initial setup is easy. It only takes 15-30 minutes to deploy.

Consultant at INCONSYS GmbH
Aug 26, 2019

The feature I find most valuable, is that the program helped me to realize all the requested functionality that was needed.

Founding Partner, General Manager at emsteknoloji
Real User
Jul 4, 2019

I find the solution to be user-friendly. It has a lot of reports and easy settings.

CIO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
Jun 27, 2019

We can open a new VPN connection easily. It's much easier than with Fortinet in our experience.

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Hi @Murat Gultekin, @Chirosca Alecsandru, @Hermann Potgieter, @Ralf Wenzel, @Neil Wurzel ​and @Mauro Ponze, Can you possibly chime in here and help @Igor Parmon ​with their question?​ Tnx. 
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