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TNSR Release 20.10 Now Available

by Audian Paxson on October 30, 2020

Today, Netgate® announced the availability of TNSR® Release 20.10, the company’s eleventh TNSR release since inception in early 2018. Following 20.08 just two short months ago, the release is primarily focused on fixes, but also contains important adds, changes and updates. First, recall that on September 10, we announced an overhaul of TNSR pricing, and also introduced a free version,...

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Introducing the New Unified pfSense® Documentation

by Jim Pingle on September 23, 2020

To improve the documentation for pfSense® software and make it easier to use, we are merging the content from the book and the former wiki into a single unified set of documentation available now at Once upon a time, there was a documentation wiki for pfSense software. Then along came the official book with even higher quality information. At...

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Netgate® is Resetting Its TNSR® Software Offering

by Neal Hartsell, CMO on September 10, 2020

Introducing Free Home and Lab Use Product, and Flattening TNSR Business Subscription Pricing Many of our blog followers are well familiar with TNSR. For those who aren’t, TNSR is Netgate’s high-performance software router based on’s Vector Packet Processing (VPP). VPP takes the hard work of crunching packets at speed - which used to be the elite domain of expensive,...

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Introducing the Netgate® SG-2100!

by Audian Paxson on September 08, 2020

It’s here! The Netgate SG-2100. Netgate’s newest addition to our ever popular secure networking appliance family. We’re excited about it and we hope you will be too! First, the essentials - product specifications and packaging. The SG-2100 features a dual-core ARM64 Cortex A53 1.2 GHz CPU, dedicated 1 GbE WAN port (RJ45/SFP combo), (4) 1 GbE Marvell switch ports (with...

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TNSR Release 20.08 Is Here

by Audian Paxson on September 01, 2020

Today, Netgate® announces the availability of TNSR® software release 20.08. Our last release was 20.02 in February. While we try to push a new release every four months, this one took a bit longer. Beyond the many feature adds and user experience improvements, a significant part of this release is “under the hood”, not directly visible to users per se....

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Advanced Church Technology Systems Group Extend Ministries with Cloud-based pfSense® Software

by Dennis Smith on July 09, 2020

Many of today’s houses of worship run surprisingly sophisticated networks. All of the same attributes of an enterprise IT infrastructure are present: sophisticated informational websites, broadcast video, interactive classes, etc. With the societal impact of COVID-19, the demands on IT infrastructure have escalated, forcing many churches to seek outside help with designing, implementing and even managing the services required to...

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TNSR for the Home Lab

by Audian Paxson on July 02, 2020

I’d like to share a customer story that got the networking nerds here at Netgate (and we are proud to be labeled as such) pretty excited. Our sales team received an email from someone interested in using TNSR software for a home lab. The email suggested he needed something that could handle up to 100 Gbps throughput across his internal...

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Lisbon School Department Scales Campus Interconnect with SG-5100s

by Chris MacMahon on June 18, 2020

Nestled down in the lower reaches of Maine sits Lisbon - a small town of 9,000 that serves as a bedroom community for the greater Portland area, including well-known companies like Bath Iron Works and L.L.Bean. With an eight-month wet season and seasonal temperatures ranging from 11℉ to 80℉, Lisbon is inhabited by the rugged individualists that define the New...

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pfSense 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 Now Available

by Jim Pingle on June 09, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.5-p1, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.5-p1 is a maintenance release which brings several important stability and bug fixes for issues present in pfSense 2.4.5-RELEASE. pfSense 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 updates and installation images are available now! To see a complete detailed list of changes, see the...

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COVID-19 Helping Hand Response Continues to Year-End 2020

by Scott Davis on June 01, 2020

Back on March 26, 2020, Netgate issued this blog describing our efforts to help pfSense software users through the tragedy of COVID-19. At that time, we stated these measures would remain in place through May 31, 2020. We weren’t sure then, nor are we certain now how long this situation will last. As Vice President of Service Delivery, I can...

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