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pfSense Primary Use Case

CEO at In.sist d.o.o.

We are solution providers and this is one of the products that we deploy for our customers. This is not a product that we use ourselves.

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Managing Director at Midgard IT

We have a client who's got a number of VMs on a single piece of hardware. They needed to have access over a VPN to those VMs from inside their network. We use pfSense to provide the VPN link using the IPsec.

In others, let's say smaller organizations, we will put a Mini ITX system that then connects into their broadband - typically sort of fiber or something like that - and just gives protection. 

The solution also allows us then to manage port forwarding and things like that.

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Consultant and Head of Services at ILANZ LLC

We have all sorts of users. We have admins, we have the finance guys, and we have salespeople using it. We created a captive portal for our teams as well as a guest portal. So in general, we are more or less happy.

Right now, I use it not only for intrusion detection but also for ETLs. We are a telephony integrator. We use it for applications and radius, etc. I use it as much more than a firewall. I use it for telephony applications as a certificate authority. 

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CEO at In.sist d.o.o.

We are a solution provider and deploy this product for our customers. We also use it in our organization. We use both Cisco and pfSense but for our customers we mainly use Sophos and pfSense. I'm the CEO of our company. 

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Solution Architect, Managed Services & System Integration at Transmeet Technologies

I mostly use basic firewall services like blocking unwanted traffic and I use the geolocation tools to predict where potential attacks could come from. That's the main purpose, to protect our business network using pfSense.

Within our organization, with a single installation, about 500 users are covered.

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Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON

I use pfSense as a firewall. I use it also as a VPN server and for the captive portal. Those are the main purposes.

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Software Applications Manager at a engineering company with 201-500 employees

I primarily use the solution for monitoring and learning about how to operate a firewall. I also use it for monitoring my home network as well as adblocking.

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Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

This solution is for my personal use, I've had a hobby of using it for a long time. I use it to protect my home network. Nothing is bulletproof but I'm happy to have a firewall at home scanning the ins and outs of my network so that I have a degree of security.

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Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited

The solution pretty much is our only firewall security at the moment. It handles the integration with our active directory and makes sure that all communications are channeled through a secure network.

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Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I use pfSense to provide firewall and VPN services for small businesses. I have a handful of clients using it now and a new one in the works. 

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CTO, Software Architect, founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We primarily use the solution for security. It's a firewall.

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System Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We primarily use the solution basically for the firewall, UTM content versioning, bandwidth shaping, routing, and IPS.

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IT analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use pfSense as a firewall. It's a DHCP server.

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JG
Vice President - Engineering & Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are a small business and we use pfSense as our interface for the WAN. We use it for a Firewall and to ensure that all devices are operating. It provides our basic network routing needs, reporting on usage, such as IDS, and for managing individuals on network devices for controlling bandwidth and destinations.

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BH
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is my main firewall into the data center and VPNs for clients. It sets up my DMZ and does a whole bunch of other stuff. I am using the latest version.

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CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We have solutions from 10 to 5,000 users. One person alone can manage the firewall.

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Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have internet limitations here in Sudan. The financial institutions that I am working with do not have a lot of services on the internet.

It is difficult but at the same time, we are safer and are not faced with any kind of compromised data.

This solution is suitable for small businesses and charity organizations. Security is not just about the firewall, you need policies and procedures in place.

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AL
NOC Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use pfSense to protect our customers using IPS and IDS.

We are a government agency and we manage the government network. 

We complete the setup and we are protecting our customers.

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National IT Coordenator at a government with 51-200 employees

I use pfSense as a proxy and a firewall to monitor all the traffic to my network. It allows me to shape the traffic and eliminate bottlenecks that cause the network to slow down. You can use pfSense to catch some websites or make the network faster because we have applications connected remotely all over the country. We need to have a network with a reliable speed and no hiccups on the way because all our applications are on-premise, and the entire country goes to the same data center to get information.

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Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We use it for small businesses, and most of my clients are using pfSense.

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IT Support Specialist with 51-200 employees

We just use the solution as a straight-up firewall. There is no VPN access or anything like that. We just use it as a straight-up firewall and we run Suricata on it as a defense.

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Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University

We primarily use the solution for security purposes. We use it for a firewall.

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General Manager at Galgus

Our main business is for WiFi networks. Customers also ask us for simple firewalls, and we use pfSense to add a firewall to provide the complete solution. We are working with the latest version of pfSense.

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IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The primary use case of this solution is to protect our business network.

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CEO and Founder at Indicrypt Systems

We mainly use pfSense at client locations where the client is looking for a free alternative for paid/subscription based Network gateway with enterprise grade features

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Head Of Infrastructure at a transportation company with 201-500 employees

We are using the solution for a firewall and other operations, such as traffic shaping.

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Owner at IKON Business Group, Inc

We have a hosted platform with our client. We've built a VPN site and the solution is deployed as a VM. The client connects to it and it protects anything that's behind it like a regular firewall. Everything we have there is hosted in a data center, all our servers and things that clients connect to. So we're using it as our gateway device. We are customers of pfSense and I'm the owner of our company. 

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Engineering Manager at UTI Tech SA de CV

I use pfSense for the security of my company.

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Defensive Security & BlueTeam at Global Research CO

Typically, we implement this solution on an enterprise-level for our clients and set it up for them as required.

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Information Technology System Administrator / Director at Legault Joly Thiffault

We use the solution for a Firewall and a VPN.

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CEO at netison

We are an MSP. We have some customers who have on-prem networks, and they want to have their networks protected by a firewall. They are quite small customers with 10 to 50 users. We use pfSense in order to protect our customers' network, to make some network automation, and especially to make VPNs to some remote branches to enable remote users to get access to the enterprise network.

It is deployed on a private cloud and on-prem.

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Owner at artesistemas.net

I was working for a firm that has 70 employees. They are mostly working from home, so I needed a very well-structured VPN for remote working. We put it on Supermicro, and it worked fine, and it was above their needs.

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Owner and business consultant at networks srl

I tested it for firewall, networks, and network stability and as a VPN access point.

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Systems Manager at CORNARE

I use the product for many enterprise clients, including building construction, government, and education.

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Head of information Techenology at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees

We use the solution for blocking websites, banking, and malware.

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IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using pfSense as a personal firewall for our systems and network protection.

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IT Infrastructure Analyst at ADRA Peru

We use pfSense for the firewall, VPN server, client-server, and internal network.

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Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University

We are using this solution for security purposes as a firewall.

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Managing Director at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees

We primarily use the solution to help our customers with firewall integration. 

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RN
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use pfSense for our firewall protection.

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System Implementer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees

At a custom company with several locations.

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Computer service technician at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees

This solution can be used for a firewall, VPN, and VLAN.

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Owner at it logic

We use pfSense as a firewall in the healthcare sector, education sector, and banking sector.

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MI
Sr. Network Administrator at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

I am using pfSense as a secondary firewall and network management.

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Owner with 11-50 employees

We use pfSense as a firewall and proxy server. We use it to apply different restrictions for different users from some data locations.

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Director at Pixels IoT Ltd

My primary use case is for controlling incoming traffic from various countries and blocking IP addresses if necessary. I'm the company director and a user of pfSense.

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IT Infrastructure Analyst at TranspoTech Equipamentos

I use pfSense for OpenVPN and DNS. 

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Learn what your peers think about pfSense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.