pfSense production use

Hello Friends,

Tried looking the forum with no luck if we can use pfSense for real production scenario? I want use pfSense through a Virtual Machine on ESXi to protect our network of 20 plus servers using it as we offer small cloud based solutions for small businesses?

Is it ok to go with pfSense?

Thank you in advance
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Based On my thoughts, it's not advisable to use pfsense firewall for cloud based solutions.

Nowadays security is the main concern in cloud based solutions..

Since you have 20 more servers , you can use juniper based (SRX) firewalls, which has inbuilt IPS too ..

Pfsense firewall can be used in small office / branch level internet connectivity

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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Well, opinions may vary, there have been numerous of cases where pfsense is used in medium and larger (cloud) setups. example and example
pfsense also sells their solutions as enterprise ready, so you'd assume they are up to the task, besides that, they also offer commercial support.

Since pfsense provides packages you can install, and the packages contain things like snort for example, IDS is also available should you need it, along with a host of other possibilities.

I like pfsense a lot, schools use it, small to medium companies use it and I even know a large company that uses a few pfsense boxes. Will it be suitable for all, probably not, larger companies have bigger budgets and go for the "trusted" value and the agreed SLA's they offer, But still, I find there is room for pfsense in production.
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