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pfSense Pros and Cons

pfSense Pros

CEO at In.sist d.o.o.
The classic features such as content inspection, content protection, and the application-level firewall, are the most important.
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TW
Managing Director at Midgard IT
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.
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Consultant and Head of Services at ILANZ LLC
I am happy with the EPLS, the radius, and I am happy with the captive portal.
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CEO at In.sist d.o.o.
Content protection, content inspection, and the application level firewall.
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Solution Architect, Managed Services & System Integration at Transmeet Technologies
The flexibility of adding new kinds of services without spending any money can't be beaten.
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Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
The most valuable features are the VPN and the capture photo.
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PG
Software Applications Manager at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
The solution is very easy to use and has a very nice GUI.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
A free firewall that is a good network security appliance.
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EK
Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited
The solution is very robust.
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TS
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
What I like about pfSense is that it works well and runs on an inexpensive appliance.
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pfSense Cons

CEO at In.sist d.o.o.
Ease of use is a problem for a user who is unfamiliar with this product because, in the interface, everything has to be set manually.
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TW
Managing Director at Midgard IT
We are at the moment looking to use it as a proxy service so that we can limit what websites people go and view and that sort of thing. That's an area I've struggled with a little bit at the moment and it could be a bit easier to set up.
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Consultant and Head of Services at ILANZ LLC
It could use a little bit of improvement in the reporting.
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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.
CEO at In.sist d.o.o.
Could be simplified for new users.
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Solution Architect, Managed Services & System Integration at Transmeet Technologies
The interface is not very shiny and attractive.
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Head of Department of operational and compliance at ACE GABON
If a user doesn't have a large amount of experience in Linux systems, they will have problems using this solution. Users need to be highly skilled in troubleshooting competency. Users who do not have such skills will find the product difficult to use.
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PG
Software Applications Manager at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
The product could offer more integrated plugins.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Web interface could be enhanced and more user friendly.
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EK
Manager, Operations at SUS-TECH Limited
The solution requires a lot of administration.
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TS
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I would like to see pfSense integrate WireGuard. Currently, pfSense uses OpenVPN, and there's nothing wrong with it, but WireGuard is a lot leaner and meaner.
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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.