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2018-02-10T01:54:00Z

What do you like most about pfSense?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about pfSense?

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5555 Answers

Buford Laruan - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It is very easy to use. The interface is quite understandable. There is a good community, and I can take over at any time I want. If there is anything wrong with it, I could just reinstall the whole thing and start all over again, and I'll be up again in less than a few minutes

2022-03-30T10:46:20Z
reviewer1794948 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It is much simpler than other solutions such as Fortinet.

2022-02-28T18:36:51Z
EvrardMalima - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

pfSense allows us to spread the hours of connection and do the filtering on the pfSense site.

2021-12-22T19:07:00Z
reviewer1721859 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The plugins or add-ons are most valuable. Sometimes, they are free of charge, and sometimes, you have to pay for them, but you can purchase or download very valuable plugins or add-ons to perform internal testing of your network and simulate a denial-of-service attack or whichever attack you want to simulate. You can also remote and monitor your network and see where the gap is. Did you forget a printer port? Most attacks at the moment are happening through printers, and they can tell you immediately that you forgot to close the port of the printer. There are more than one million printers that are in danger, and everybody knows that hackers are using them to enter the network. So, you can download plugins to protect your network.

2021-12-07T22:32:00Z
Francis Abubot - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Sophos Intercept X is scalable. Currently, we have almost 30 people using it in our company.

2021-12-02T09:18:00Z
Lonny Buchmann - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

pfSense is a nice product, and I find that there's a lot of information out there. There are some good tutorials on YouTube and other websites with helpful information.

2021-11-18T01:31:56Z
CandidoViandro - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I like pfSense's reports and how I can control access to the policies on the firewall.

2021-11-01T19:41:01Z
reviewer1698042 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Technical support is perfect, excellent.

2021-10-29T16:30:04Z
Muhammad_Irfan - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable features of pfSense are the reports, monitoring, filtration, and blocking incoming and outgoing traffic.

2021-09-24T08:39:23Z
reviewer1660638 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The solution has good customization abilities and plenty of features.

2021-08-30T15:53:57Z
reviewer1053252 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

A free firewall that is a good network security appliance.

2021-08-03T13:24:11Z
Divyesh Jesadiya - PeerSpot reviewer
MSP

A valuable feature is that the solution is open source.

2021-07-27T12:15:18Z
reviewer1614375 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I mostly like all of it. Whatever we use is valuable.

2021-06-29T11:48:57Z
Eman-Taky - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It is a stable solution. It is also easy to install and can be deployed and maintained by one team member.

2021-06-25T13:11:21Z
Chirosca Alecsandru - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I especially like the VPN part. It works like a charm.

2021-05-18T20:57:12Z
Stephane Boudant - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It has a very nice web interface, and it is very simple to use. The way policies are working is also good.

2021-05-15T12:27:42Z
Tony Williams - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I'm the expert when it comes to Linux systems, however, with the pfSense, due to the web interface, the rest of the staff can actually make changes to it as required without me worrying about whether they've opened up ports incorrectly or not. The ease of use for non-expert staff is very good.

2021-04-28T12:45:44Z
Paulo Janeiro LJT - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I have found the firewall portion for the blocking most valuable.

2021-04-27T22:09:05Z
Peter - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The solution is very easy to use and has a very nice GUI.

2021-04-05T14:23:30Z
reviewer1423032 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The initial setup is straightforward.

2021-03-10T22:15:36Z
Malik Yusuf - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The flexibility of adding new kinds of services without spending any money can't be beaten.

2021-03-10T21:41:25Z
Leon Pinto - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Consultant

I am happy with the EPLS, the radius, and I am happy with the captive portal.

2021-03-05T12:12:17Z
JoaoBrito - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I like the connectivity to the open VPN. It's very smooth.

2021-02-19T15:56:00Z
Sandeep-Pandita - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I have found the most valuable features to be antivirus and malware protection.

2021-02-09T17:28:54Z
reviewer1021278 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We've found the stability to be very good overall.

2021-02-04T09:20:33Z
Hugo Hoyos - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

pfSense helped us during COVID-19 because we used OpenVPN to connect from home.

2021-01-25T10:53:13Z
Bojan Oremuz - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Content protection, content inspection, and the application level firewall.

2021-01-23T18:29:40Z
Bojan Oremuz - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The classic features such as content inspection, content protection, and the application-level firewall, are the most important.

2021-01-21T19:18:20Z
reviewer1322229 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The solution is fairly scalable when it comes to integrating with other applications and data sets.

2021-01-21T19:18:20Z
reviewer1475910 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

The interface is straightforward and easy to use.

2021-01-05T14:13:00Z
reviewer1026420 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The intrusion detection feature is the most valuable. It is an open-source firewall, so there is a lot of material on it. I also find the open VPN capability very nice.

It is pretty customizable. The clustering and the high availability are the two biggest things to be able to get out of a firewall.

2020-12-19T10:27:54Z
reviewer1164756 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The built-in open VPN and the VPN Client Export are the solution's most valuable aspects.

2020-11-27T16:09:37Z
Javier Ruiz - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

One of the advantages of pfSense is that it is very easy to work with. It is a very good open-source solution, and it works really well.

pfSense provides a complete package. For some features, it could be the first solution in the world. It is a very good alternative in the market for a firewall solution. You don't need to go to Cisco or other brands with expensive firewalls. pfSense also allows us to offer some support services.

2020-11-24T15:00:57Z
Heriberto Pineda - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It has a good web cache. I used to use a DHCP server and DNS server. For my company, I use pfSense as a load balancing application.

2020-11-21T15:10:00Z
reviewer126042 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It works. I put pfSense in, and it works. I can't think of any trouble I ever had with it. It runs on heat-sensitive appliances. They don't need a fan, so they don't overheat.

It is affordable, fast, and very high-speed. It is built on BSD Unix, and it pretty much runs on any Intel processor.

2020-11-19T07:30:11Z
EDWIN GARZON - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It's a good solution for end-users. It's pretty easy to work with.

2020-11-14T08:39:32Z
OSCAR ARANGO - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The documentation is very good.

2020-11-06T16:59:32Z
Omer Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

At our peak time, we have reached more than 5,000 concurrent connections.

2020-11-05T18:00:00Z
reviewer1388052 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The initial setup is easy.

2020-07-22T08:17:22Z
Kenwyn Nero - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Good basic firewall features.

2020-07-13T06:55:46Z
VinodGupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Great extensibility of the platform.

2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
Eddie Kibuuka - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The solution is very robust.

2020-07-12T11:48:46Z
reviewer1356246 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The scalability is very good, where you can do an HA configuration and then bring in another box, if necessary.

2020-06-17T10:56:05Z
Davy MOUSSAVOU - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features are the VPN and the capture photo.

2020-06-15T07:34:01Z
Arturo Rony-Oncebay Casanova - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10LeaderboardReal User

The initial setup was simple and fast.

2019-09-10T01:44:00Z
it_user1136043 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

This solution has increased the level of security, given us more control, provided a deep insight into network traffic, and is a great VPN solution.

2019-07-02T13:09:00Z
Jaco Lange - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

This solution has helped our organization by protecting our network from attacks.

2019-05-09T06:34:00Z
Alfredo Cornell - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

We generally use it because it's cheap. When we need something more robust we use Barracuda and Sony Wireless Routers. For certain clients, we use pfSense because it's compatible with the VoIP platform.

2019-03-31T09:41:00Z
Ray Ost - PeerSpot reviewer
Vendor

I had some outages in the network and we provide services for our company. We sell mobile credits. The terminal gets access to our own server inside the network and if one internet fails, then the other one is still up and we have a back-up link on the devices.

2019-02-11T08:11:00Z
Haytham Tarek - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

My company mainly works in the health and educational domain, schools and universities. I prevent the improper use of content from schools and universities. I defend the medical records for the patients in our hospitals. That is the main use case for me for the firewall.

2019-02-03T08:25:00Z
Ross Bennett - PeerSpot reviewer
User

The ability to perform packet captures on the command line and via the GUI is useful for diagnosing problems.

2018-10-10T04:23:00Z
Anders Olsson - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Super easy to manage. Anyone who has been working with firewalls can handle it.

2018-08-30T09:29:00Z
Reinhardt Jansen - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Stability has been excellent. We have experienced no issues; it never fails.

2018-06-14T07:58:00Z
Koen Van Cauwenberghe - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The initial setup was straightforward, therefore I wanted to continue using the product.

2018-06-10T07:19:00Z
Joshua Simmons, P.E., PMP - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Its features rival many of the high cost solutions out there.

2018-02-10T01:54:00Z
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