Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for OPNsense?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Director at CIIT
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Top 20
Dec 8, 2022

I'm using the free version of OPNsense. I didn't check the pricing for the solution because I still need to test it before getting the approval to purchase OPNsense, and it isn't easy to get approval from the higher-ups.

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

The price is good and is better than other computer solutions. The licensing cost is zero because you only have to buy the support. I believe that costs between $900 to $1000 a year.

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

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

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Machine designer at La Poste
Real User
Top 20
Aug 11, 2022

It is open source and free.

Amirsaeed Iloukhani - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant at Bank Meli Exchange
Real User
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
Real User
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.

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Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
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.

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

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

Cloud and Infrastrcture manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
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
Real User
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
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.

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

OPNsense is a well known open-source tool.

Support Engineer at Techaccess Pakistan
Real User
Mar 9, 2020

We are using a free version of the solution.

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.

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 @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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