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2018-02-10T01:54:00Z

What do you like most about pfSense?

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What do you like most about pfSense?

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Top 20Real User

I like pfSense's reports and how I can control access to the policies on the firewall.

2021-11-01T19:41:01Z
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Top 5Real User

Technical support is perfect, excellent.

2021-10-29T16:30:04Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable features of pfSense are the reports, monitoring, filtration, and blocking incoming and outgoing traffic.

2021-09-24T08:39:23Z
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Real User

The solution has good customization abilities and plenty of features.

2021-08-30T15:53:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

A free firewall that is a good network security appliance.

2021-08-03T13:24:11Z
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MSP

A valuable feature is that the solution is open source.

2021-07-27T12:15:18Z
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Real User

I mostly like all of it. Whatever we use is valuable.

2021-06-29T11:48:57Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a stable solution. It is also easy to install and can be deployed and maintained by one team member.

2021-06-25T13:11:21Z
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Top 5Real User

I especially like the VPN part. It works like a charm.

2021-05-18T20:57:12Z
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Top 5Real User

It has a very nice web interface, and it is very simple to use. The way policies are working is also good.

2021-05-15T12:27:42Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-04-28T12:45:44Z
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Top 20Real User

I have found the firewall portion for the blocking most valuable.

2021-04-27T22:09:05Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is very easy to use and has a very nice GUI.

2021-04-05T14:23:30Z
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Top 20Real User

The initial setup is straightforward.

2021-03-10T22:15:36Z
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Top 20Real User

The flexibility of adding new kinds of services without spending any money can't be beaten.

2021-03-10T21:41:25Z
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Top 10Consultant

I am happy with the EPLS, the radius, and I am happy with the captive portal.

2021-03-05T12:12:17Z
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Top 20Real User

I like the connectivity to the open VPN. It's very smooth.

2021-02-19T15:56:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I have found the most valuable features to be antivirus and malware protection.

2021-02-09T17:28:54Z
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Top 20Real User

We've found the stability to be very good overall.

2021-02-04T09:20:33Z
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Top 20Real User

pfSense helped us during COVID-19 because we used OpenVPN to connect from home.

2021-01-25T10:53:13Z
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Top 5Real User

Content protection, content inspection, and the application level firewall.

2021-01-23T18:29:40Z
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Top 5Real User

The classic features such as content inspection, content protection, and the application-level firewall, are the most important.

2021-01-21T19:18:20Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is fairly scalable when it comes to integrating with other applications and data sets.

2021-01-21T19:18:20Z
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Consultant

The interface is straightforward and easy to use.

2021-01-05T14:13:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The intrusion detection feature is the most valuable. It is an open-source firewall, so there is a lot of material on it. I also find the open VPN capability very nice.

It is pretty customizable. The clustering and the high availability are the two biggest things to be able to get out of a firewall.

2020-12-19T10:27:54Z
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Top 20Real User

The built-in open VPN and the VPN Client Export are the solution's most valuable aspects.

2020-11-27T16:09:37Z
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Top 20Real User

One of the advantages of pfSense is that it is very easy to work with. It is a very good open-source solution, and it works really well.

pfSense provides a complete package. For some features, it could be the first solution in the world. It is a very good alternative in the market for a firewall solution. You don't need to go to Cisco or other brands with expensive firewalls. pfSense also allows us to offer some support services.

2020-11-24T15:00:57Z
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Top 20Real User

It has a good web cache. I used to use a DHCP server and DNS server. For my company, I use pfSense as a load balancing application.

2020-11-21T15:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It works. I put pfSense in, and it works. I can't think of any trouble I ever had with it. It runs on heat-sensitive appliances. They don't need a fan, so they don't overheat.

It is affordable, fast, and very high-speed. It is built on BSD Unix, and it pretty much runs on any Intel processor.

2020-11-19T07:30:11Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a good solution for end-users. It's pretty easy to work with.

2020-11-14T08:39:32Z
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Top 20Real User

The documentation is very good.

2020-11-06T16:59:32Z
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Top 5Real User

At our peak time, we have reached more than 5,000 concurrent connections.

2020-11-05T18:00:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The initial setup is easy.

2020-07-22T08:17:22Z
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Top 20Real User

Good basic firewall features.

2020-07-13T06:55:46Z
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Top 20Real User

Great extensibility of the platform.

2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
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Real User

The solution is very robust.

2020-07-12T11:48:46Z
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Top 20Real User

The scalability is very good, where you can do an HA configuration and then bring in another box, if necessary.

2020-06-17T10:56:05Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable features are the VPN and the capture photo.

2020-06-15T07:34:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The initial setup was simple and fast.

2019-09-10T01:44:00Z
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Real User

This solution has increased the level of security, given us more control, provided a deep insight into network traffic, and is a great VPN solution.

2019-07-02T13:09:00Z
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Real User

This solution has helped our organization by protecting our network from attacks.

2019-05-09T06:34:00Z
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Reseller

We generally use it because it's cheap. When we need something more robust we use Barracuda and Sony Wireless Routers. For certain clients, we use pfSense because it's compatible with the VoIP platform.

2019-03-31T09:41:00Z
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Vendor

I had some outages in the network and we provide services for our company. We sell mobile credits. The terminal gets access to our own server inside the network and if one internet fails, then the other one is still up and we have a back-up link on the devices.

2019-02-11T08:11:00Z
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Real User

My company mainly works in the health and educational domain, schools and universities. I prevent the improper use of content from schools and universities. I defend the medical records for the patients in our hospitals. That is the main use case for me for the firewall.

2019-02-03T08:25:00Z
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User

The ability to perform packet captures on the command line and via the GUI is useful for diagnosing problems.

2018-10-10T04:23:00Z
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Real User

Super easy to manage. Anyone who has been working with firewalls can handle it.

2018-08-30T09:29:00Z
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Real User

Stability has been excellent. We have experienced no issues; it never fails.

2018-06-14T07:58:00Z
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Real User

The initial setup was straightforward, therefore I wanted to continue using the product.

2018-06-10T07:19:00Z
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Real User

Its features rival many of the high cost solutions out there.

2018-02-10T01:54:00Z
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