it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for OPNsense?


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

The price of OPNsense is good. I rate the price of OPNsense a five out of five.

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

It is open source and free.

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

OPNsense is an open-source solution and it does not require a license.

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

Its pricing is unbeatable in comparison to other firewalls. You can have a small instance that could be €80 a month with the hardware underneath. Azure Firewall and FortiGate are out of the question at this price. If you are on a public cloud, you need the underlying infrastructure. Other than that, there is no additional cost. If you have it on-prem, you have to buy the server or the appliance. The hardware cost is replaced with the infrastructure cost in the cloud. You also have costs for the public IPs and underlying VMs, but that's not related to OPNsense. It would be the same for a FortiGate deployment on Azure. You need a FortiGate license, and you need the underlying infrastructure that scales up depending on your needs.

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

We're a customer and an end-user. We are using the telemetry-free version of the solution. Overall, the solution is quite affordable.

Mauro Ponze - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Advisor at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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Top 20
Oct 13, 2021

The main cost is the hardware. We don't pay anything for the software.

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

As an appliance, it's in the medium price range.

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

The choice of a license on a yearly or monthly basis is optional. The solution is not expensive.

Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
Real User
Top 5
Jan 14, 2021

OPNsense is an open-source solution and it is free to use. You need only purchase the hardware.

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

It is not an expensive product. Basically, I deployed it because it was the fastest solution to satisfy our needs in open source.

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

OPNsense is a well known open-source tool.

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Support Engineer at Techaccess Pakistan
Real User
Mar 9, 2020

We are using a free version of the solution.

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

OPNsense is open source software so at this time it is free for us to use.

Consultant at INCONSYS GmbH
Aug 26, 2019

There are no licensing costs for OPNsense.

Ercan Aycan - PeerSpot reviewer
Founding Partner, General Manager at emsteknoloji
Real User
Jul 4, 2019

It costs about $1000.

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

We are not paying any licensing fees. OPNsense is completely free for us.

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Hi community, 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.
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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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Oct 28, 2021
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Oct 28, 2021
Two of the most common and well recognized firewalls, PfSense and OPNsense both support site-to-site IPsec VPN and client, Open VPN and client, and PPTP client. Both also have intrusion detection and prevention in transparent mode. I like that both firewalls offer DNS filtering with any DNS filtering company and also have a network configuration feature with customized configuration that is enabled by a setup wizard. Two stark differences between PfSense and OPNsense are that PfSense does not allow for quick updates and patches, but OPNsense does. On the flipside, PfSense has two factor authentication that works with a remote radius server, which OPNsense can’t do. Another feature of each to consider based on your company needs is the dashboard; PfSense has drop-down menus, while OPNsense has its menus placed on the left side. It comes down to your personal preference, but I find that having menus on the left side of a dashboard makes it easier to use because it is organized and navigation is clear. Some people may think OPNsense is harder to navigate because of the messy dashboard layout. What I like about both options is that they are free to download and use. They also both have frequent updates, with constant updated documentation. OPNsense seems to be more intuitive to use and has a great reporting feature. PfSense, though, seems to have more product tutorials available and also more answers to FAQs that can be easily found online. Conclusion Both products have a similar set of features. In my opinion, though, I think PfSense is superior to OPNsense, not only because it has an array of features but also because it has an automatic backup feature that I find very valuable.
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