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We previously used Monowall and switched because we needed more functionality.

Review by: Dania Seun

Valuable Features:

  • Fail-over of between multiple ISPs
  • Firewall
  • Graphs
  • Real time interface monitoring
  • The web UI gives you an overview of everything you want to see
  • For an open-source solution it has performed fantastically

Improvements to My Organization:

We have pfSense across three sites where it manages the VPN and firewalls between them. Also, it has reduced costs drastically and has outperformed its expectations. 

Room for Improvement:

The load balancing can be improved as it uses tier levels to balance. For it to function most effectively, you often need to have the same bandwidth on the ISPs.

Use of Solution:

We've used it for six years.

Deployment Issues:

There were no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues:

There were stability issues with certain versions, but fixes were released and the right hardware helped.

Scalability Issues:

We do have issues as the right hardware needs to be deployed in order to expand correctly in certain areas.

Previous Solutions:

We previously used Monowall and switched because we needed more functionality.

Other Advice:

Proper planning is necessary in order to select the right hardware and configuration required (rules, services etc.).

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. See original review here.
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