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Title: Trusting Sensei
Post by: firewall on May 25, 2021, 11:18:39 pm
Hi,
I poked around with Sensei when it was originally released for OPNsense. Cool product but I ended up uninstalling due to the closed source aspect of certain components.

In the time since, has anyone monitored WAN ingress/egress traffic of their Sensei installation to gauge frequency or (better yet) type of data being shared?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: mb on May 26, 2021, 02:12:05 am
Hi @firewall, thanks for bringing this up. I think we can also spare some time and help with such an effort.

[Disclaimer: I'm from the Sensei team]
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: allebone on May 26, 2021, 02:46:03 am
I use sensei but dont monitor what it does. Its a very useful layer 7 filtering tool though.
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: almodovaris on May 26, 2021, 11:55:13 pm
I'm neither a security expert, nor a paranoid dabbler. So for me Sensei protection is optimal.
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: Antaris on June 02, 2021, 09:11:09 pm
I use Sensei from the beginning (September 2018) and can't say a single bad word for anyone from the Sunnyvalley team. Worked mostly with Murat and Matt. If I don't trust them, who to trust then? Cisco? Fortinet? Sophos? Zyxel?
This is the best NGFW solution for me. Worldwide. Period.
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: firewall on June 03, 2021, 01:25:14 am
I use Sensei from the beginning (September 2018) and can't say a single bad word for anyone from the Sunnyvalley team. Worked mostly with Murat and Matt. If I don't trust them, who to trust then? Cisco? Fortinet? Sophos? Zyxel?
This is the best NGFW solution for me. Worldwide. Period.

this isn't about individuals but i'm glad you've enjoyed your experience using their products.  we clearly have different needs.

@mb any updates?
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: mb on June 04, 2021, 01:50:53 am
@Antaris, @almodovaris, @allebone, many thanks for your trust. This will only increase our commitment and responsibility.

@firewall, we understand your concern and totally respect the need for a double-check. If someone signs up for this, we'll be happy to spare time and help.
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: almodovaris on July 17, 2021, 12:19:50 am
I'm not overly concerned with privacy, I just need something that works. My websurf data are boring rather than sensitive.
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: almodovaris on July 17, 2021, 06:00:43 pm
I mean: just by analyzing publicly available data you would have a better knowledge of what I do on the internet and what my views are than by merely analyzing my Sensei logs.
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: almodovaris on July 26, 2021, 01:33:56 am
I use Linux, I use FreeBSD, I use Android, I use Windows, but I'm not scared that Microsoft or Google might know what I type.
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: andrwhmmr on August 12, 2021, 11:46:46 am
I asked this question too, but then came to the conclusion that even if it was open source i personally would not be fully able to code review it and be 100% sure.

Then again, something like ubiquiti´s firewalls... can you really trust them any more than the sensei guys? *shurg*
Title: Re: Trusting Sensei
Post by: fabianodelg on August 13, 2021, 08:31:46 pm
Hi,

what would you trust then?  Everything in your network stack can be flawed (regardless of the big brands or not).

How much do you value your privacy and information you store in your network? If the answer is 'most than everything' then unplug the cable connecting to the internet and enjoy a 'solo' experience.

Best wishes..