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OPNsense Pros and Cons

OPNsense Pros

OT/ICS Information Security Specialist at SANS
The most valuable features in OPNsense are reporting and visibility.
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HP
Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
The most valuable features are reporting, the Sensei plugin, and firewall capabilities.
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CA
Owner and business consultant at networks srl
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.
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Support Engineer at Techaccess Pakistan
The solution is good for a basic firewall for a small business or for home use.
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FF
Cloud and Infrastrcture manager at a venture capital & private equity firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
OPNsense is easy to scale when running on the hardware.
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ST
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
The initial implementation process is simple.
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System Administration Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
The graphic user interface is very good and it is user-friendly which makes the product easy-to-use.
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JL
Director at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
We have found pretty much all the features of the solution to be valuable.
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Senior Solution Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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Vice President at Jagils egypt
The interface and the dashboard are the most valuable features of this solution.
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OPNsense Cons

OT/ICS Information Security Specialist at SANS
There are issues with stability and reliability.
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Senior Network Architect at Virtua Technologies
I would like to see better SD-WAN performance.
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CA
Owner and business consultant at networks srl
The only thing that I would like to see improved is the Insight or the NetFlow analysis part. It would be good to have the possibility to dig down on the Insight platform. Right now, we can easily do only a few analyses. If this page becomes more powerful, it surely will be a well-adopted platform.
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Learn what your peers think about OPNsense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Support Engineer at Techaccess Pakistan
The solution would not be suitable for anything large-scale.
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FF
Cloud and Infrastrcture manager at a venture capital & private equity firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The interface needs to be simplified. It is not user-friendly.
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ST
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
While they do have paid options that actually gives better features, for most of the clients, if they tend to take a paid option will instead opt for Fortinet.
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System Administration Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
The ability to set the VPN IP address would be a welcome addition.
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JL
Director at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
The solution could be more secure.
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Senior Solution Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The logging could improve in OPNsense.
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Vice President at Jagils egypt
There should be more technical documentation.
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Learn what your peers think about OPNsense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.