Ultimate Firewall Comparison

Ultimate Firewall Comparison

pfSense vs SonicWall vs Untangle vs WatchGuard vs Ubiquiti USG-Pro vs Ubiquiti UDM-Pro vs Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

pfSense vs SonicWall vs Untangle vs USG-Pro vs UDM-Pro vs EdgeRouter vs WatchGuard

Comparison Table

This table compares various features of different firewall products, including pfSense, WatchGuard, SonicWall, Untangle, Ubiquiti USG-Pro, Ubiquiti UDM-Pro, and Ubiquiti EdgeRouter:

FeaturepfSenseWatchGuardSonicWallUntangleUbiquiti USG USG-ProUbiquiti UDM UDM-ProUbiquiti EdgeRouter
Can Run on Your Own HardwareYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
Operating SystemFreeBSDProprietaryProprietaryLinuxProprietaryProprietaryLinux
OpenVPNYesYesPaidYesYes (very basic)Yes (very basic)Yes (via command line)
L2TP VPNYesYesYesPaidYesYesYes (via command line)
IDS/IPSYes (Suricata or Snort)YesPaidYesNoYesNo
Content filteringYes (squid)YesPaidYesYesYes (basic DPI/no SSL)No
DNS filteringYes (pfblocker)YesPaidYesYesYesNo
GeoIP filteringYes (pfblocker)YesPaidYesYes (beta feature)Yes (beta feature)No
Traffic shapingYes (advanced)YesPaidYes (advanced)Yes (basic on or off)Yes (basic on or off)Yes (via command line)
High availabilityYesYesPaidYesNoYesNo
Virtualization supportYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
IPv6 supportYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Multi-WAN supportYesYesYesPaidYesYesYes
SNMP monitoringYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Web interfaceYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Policy routingYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
HA ProxyYesYesNoYesNoYesNo
Let’s Encrypt CertificatesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Captive PortalYesYesYesYesYes (via SDN Controller)Yes (via SDN Controller)No
Active Directory IntegrationYesYesYesPaidNoYesNo
Centralized ManagementNoYesYesYesNoYesYes

Inspired by the comparison table from Lawrence Systems and drew upon our own knowledge, experience, and some assistance from AI.

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We hope this comparison would help you understand the similarities and differences between these firewall products and assist you in making an informed decision when choosing a firewall for your needs.

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