What do you like most about pfSense?
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pfSense is a nice product, and I find that there's a lot of information out there. There are some good tutorials on YouTube and other websites with helpful information.
I like pfSense's reports and how I can control access to the policies on the firewall.
Technical support is perfect, excellent.
The most valuable features of pfSense are the reports, monitoring, filtration, and blocking incoming and outgoing traffic.
The solution has good customization abilities and plenty of features.
A free firewall that is a good network security appliance.
A valuable feature is that the solution is open source.
I mostly like all of it. Whatever we use is valuable.
It is a stable solution. It is also easy to install and can be deployed and maintained by one team member.
I especially like the VPN part. It works like a charm.
It has a very nice web interface, and it is very simple to use. The way policies are working is also good.
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.
I have found the firewall portion for the blocking most valuable.
The solution is very easy to use and has a very nice GUI.
The initial setup is straightforward.
The flexibility of adding new kinds of services without spending any money can't be beaten.
I am happy with the EPLS, the radius, and I am happy with the captive portal.
I like the connectivity to the open VPN. It's very smooth.
I have found the most valuable features to be antivirus and malware protection.
We've found the stability to be very good overall.
pfSense helped us during COVID-19 because we used OpenVPN to connect from home.
Content protection, content inspection, and the application level firewall.
The classic features such as content inspection, content protection, and the application-level firewall, are the most important.
The solution is fairly scalable when it comes to integrating with other applications and data sets.
The interface is straightforward and easy to use.
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.
The built-in open VPN and the VPN Client Export are the solution's most valuable aspects.
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.
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.
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.
It's a good solution for end-users. It's pretty easy to work with.
The documentation is very good.
At our peak time, we have reached more than 5,000 concurrent connections.
The initial setup is easy.
Good basic firewall features.
Great extensibility of the platform.
The solution is very robust.
The scalability is very good, where you can do an HA configuration and then bring in another box, if necessary.
The most valuable features are the VPN and the capture photo.
The initial setup was simple and fast.
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.
This solution has helped our organization by protecting our network from attacks.
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.
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.
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.
The ability to perform packet captures on the command line and via the GUI is useful for diagnosing problems.
Super easy to manage. Anyone who has been working with firewalls can handle it.
Stability has been excellent. We have experienced no issues; it never fails.
The initial setup was straightforward, therefore I wanted to continue using the product.
Its features rival many of the high cost solutions out there.
Which is better?