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#16 bnelsonjax

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 16:49

You mentioned for your clients, so I'm assuming you will be responsible/liable for the firewall in the clients production environment? Why are you looking for free high-risk options for your clients? Most cisco/sonicwall/watchguard firewalls are affordable for any size business. Do yourself a favor and don't offer free/unsupported/outdated solutions to your clients. Besides, once you become an expert in Cisco or Sonicwall, your value goes up (more companies use cisco/sonicwall, so you have more chances to land new clients)




#17 sc302

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 16:57

pfsense, for example of a free solution, does offer support and is current.  I am not sure exactly where you are coming from bnelson...because it isn't cisco or sonicwall doesn't mean that it can't do the same or has support for. 

 

http://pfsense.com/i...&Itemid=69.html

 

Current update as of this post is September 15th, 2013, not bad only 5 days old.



#18 +BudMan

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 13:13

Unsupported? Outdated?  Free yes the product is free..  But that has little to do with its ability to run in an enterprise environment or small ma and pa shops.

 

To be honest your going to get better support from a pfsense then you would cisco or sonicwall, etc..  Have you looked into their support model?

 

https://portal.pfsen...ubscription.php

 

What is the cost of cisco or sonicwall support?  Do they offer to directly support your customers with reseller support for 2k a year?

https://portal.pfsen...ubscription.php

 

So while your statement that pfsense is free is quite valid - to think its not supported or outdated is just ludicrous.