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How Fast Can a Porsche GT2 RS Go? It Depends…

by Neal Hartsell on November 20, 2019

This week, we are posting a new product family chart. A PDF version is located here on our website, and is also shown below for convenience. The goal is to give our website visitors a quick side-by-side comparison of Netgate appliances against one another. While most of this data (and more) exists on individual product pages, we believe the chart...

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13 Years of pfSense® Software! And an a hui hou.

by Jamie Thompson on October 29, 2019

This month marks thirteen years of pfSense software releases! It’s amazing to reflect on how the project and community have grown and evolved over the years. Looking back on the journey, Netgate is proud of its involvement and contributions. A few interesting factoids: pfSense® software was forked from m0n0wall in 2004, and first released in October 2006. 6 more releases...

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TNSR 19.08 Now Available!

by Neal Hartsell on September 03, 2019

Today, Netgate® announces the availability of TNSR™ Release 19.08. This marks our sixth major release in as many quarters and we’re proud of the progress! 19.08 delivers a host of feature improvements throughout the product, with several key router and firewall capabilities driven by customer requests. If you’re new to TNSR, it is an open-source based packet processing platform that...

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Impact of Tariff Increases

by Dennis Smith on August 16, 2019

Back in February we posted a blog on how impending tariff increases might impact Netgate appliance prices. The US Government imposed tariffs on a variety of imported goods from China - including a number of hardware sub-components we use in our products - on March 2, 2019. We made no price changes to our products at that time. Another round...

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Choosing the Right Netgate® Appliance

by Neal Hartsell on June 21, 2019

The Impact of Hardware Architecture and Software Netgate has a popular set of secure networking appliances ranging from the SG-1100 to the XG-1541. Buyers can quickly and easily differentiate them on the basis of physical interconnect, CPU, and price. But, there is another purchase factor that is less obvious, yet quite important. That factor is the product’s internal architecture. You...

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TNSR™ Release 19.05 is here!

by Neal Hartsell on May 31, 2019

Today, Netgate® announces the availability of TNSR Release 19.05. We’ve been slammed with customer engagement activity since Release 19.02 back in February - and those engagements have given us strong insight into how we need to buttress the product to continue its leadership in moving FD.io’s Vector Packet Processing (VPP) strength from open-source, packet processing ‘project’ software to battle-ready enterprise...

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Calling All Zanata Translators

by Steve Beaver on May 29, 2019

If you are one of our 400+ pfSense® translators, we want to make you aware of an important change. pfSense documentation is being translated into more than 50 languages - with many already incorporated into pfSense - in support of more than one million installations deployed on literally every continent, and in every vertical market space. This list of languages...

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pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p3 now available

by Jim Pingle on May 20, 2019

We are pleased to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.4-p3, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.4-p3 is a maintenance release, bringing a number of security enhancements as well as a handful of fixes for issues present in the 2.4.4-p2 release. pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p3 updates and installation images are available now! To see a complete...

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TNSR 19.02 is Here!

by Neal Hartsell on March 18, 2019

The TNSR™ journey continues. Two weeks ago, we announced the arrival of TNSR Business, a companion product to TNSR Enterprise. Both products now have expanded feature sets owing to our latest TNSR software release, 19.02. Here are the release highlights: Open Source Infrastructure: We’ve updated the code base to incorporate the latest poll mode drivers for Vector Packet Processing (VPP),...

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pfSense 2.5.0 Development Snapshots Now Available

by Jim Pingle on March 18, 2019

We are excited to announce public availability of development snapshots for pfSense® software version 2.5.0! These images are now available to download from the snapshots server. pfSense software version 2.5.0 is based on FreeBSD 12.0, which also brings in OpenSSL 1.1.1a. The new version of FreeBSD includes newer drivers, improvements to ARM support, pf, carp, UFS, ZFS, Amazon EC2, NTP,...

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