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pfSense

Last Update: 2018-09-24 16:07 UTC


pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. In addition to being a routing platform, pfSense includes a long list of related features and a package system which allows further expandability.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 141 (66), 6 months: 152 (55), 3 months: 129 (71), 4 weeks: 88 (122), 1 week: 140 (43)

Average visitor rating: 9.17/10 from 12 review(s).


pfSense Summary
Distribution pfSense
Home Page http://www.pfsense.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.pfsense.org/index.php
User Forums http://forum.pfsense.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.pfsense.org/index.php
Screenshots http://www.pfsense.org/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.pfsense.org/mirror.php?section=downloads
Bug Tracker http://redmine.pfsense.org/
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 1.2: Linuxoid (Russian)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-09-24: BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.4
 • 2018-03-30: BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.3
 • 2017-10-12: BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.0
 • 2017-05-05: BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.4
 • 2017-02-21: BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.3
 • 2016-07-26: BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.2
 • 2016-05-19: BSD Release: pfSense 2.3.1
 • 2016-04-13: BSD Release: pfSense 2.3
 • 2016-04-01: Development Release: pfSense 2.3 RC
 • 2015-12-22: BSD Release: pfSense 2.2.6
 • 2015-11-06: BSD Release: pfSense 2.2.5
 • 2015-07-27: BSD Release: pfSense 2.2.4
 • More pfSense releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-09-21 pfSense 2.3 nearing end of life
 •2018-07-17 pfSense Gold services becoming free
 •2017-06-19 Netgate offers support for pfSense
 •2017-05-01 pfSense publishes roadmap
 •2016-11-02 pfSense customer support
 •2016-07-16 pfSense changes license
 •2016-07-07 pfSense status report
 • More pfSense headlines...

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Feature 2.4.4 2.3.5 2.2.6 2.1.4 2.0.3 1.2.3 1.0.1 Feature
Release Date 2018-09-24 2017-10-31 2015-12-22 2014-06-25 2013-04-15 2009-12-11 2006-10-29 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 320-330 295-315           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software RC RC RC RC RC RC RC Init Software
Journaled File Systems               Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List               Full Package List

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for pfSense

Average rating
9.2
from 12 review(s)



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Version: 2.4.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-30
Votes: 1


Divine. It's of limited application for SOHO users, but for the hard core of sysadmins who do need this sort of application it's just indescribably brilliant. This is what a router OS is supposed to be. I can't recommend it enough.


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Version: 2.4.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-31
Votes: 13


WOW!
In a nutsehll: I've installed and ran: Sophos, ClearOS, Untangle, Simplewall, Smoothwall, IPFire & others (in addition to HW-based Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Sonicwall, etc.) firewalls (and that's just this week).

pfSense is BY FAR the:

fastest to get operational
easiest to install
simplest to configure
highest network-traffic throughput

and features an obvious & intuitive configuration interface. It leads the others by an immeasurably wide margin. I'm using it now, > 10-minutes after booting & installing to HDD from CD.

I guess I should be happy I implemented pfSense last. Now I don't have to waste any more of my time with the competition.


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Version: 2.3.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-09
Votes: 5


Been using Pfsense since 2008 and love it.Use it for work for around 200 people in separate businesses so I needed a way to keep the 80+ businesses as a separate network.

It has been rock solid, set and forget. I get excited when a new release comes out to see what has improved or been added.

It is only a small installation, around 100 vlans, several openvpn connections for remote voip handsets. Dual Wan, traffic shaping.

In the past 10 years I have had one failure and it was a bad ssd hdd, failed on reboot. And now the snmp service keeps stopping in the past two weeks. I cant complain. Going to upgrade to 2.4 tonight.

Keep up the good work.




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