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Fake news? Annoying. Fake products? Now that’s serious business.

by Jamie Thompson on November 16, 2018

One of the greatest advantages of open source security software is you can go read the code, do your own evaluation, and make changes if you want to. The disadvantages are reliance on someone else - sometimes volunteers, sometimes engineers paid by a company - to keep the code up to date through ongoing effort including patching CVEs, progressing the...

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Beyond the ‘Next Generation’ Firewall - Take Me There

by Doug McIntire on November 09, 2018

The next generation firewall (NGFW) market is anticipated to grow to $4.3B by 2022. Market growth is now being fueled by cloud appliances, small to medium enterprise adoption, and IoT / BYOD device explosion. These forces are leading to a sales bonanza for NGFW vendors. After all, deep packet inspection for complex security decision-making is tough stuff. It requires specialty...

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TNSR Spreads Its Wings

by Jamie Thompson on November 02, 2018

Earlier this week, Netgate® and FidelisSecurity announced an integrated solution that combines Netgate TNSR™ with Fidelis Network® sensors to enable advanced visibility, threat detection, and data loss/theft detection for applications and data hosted within Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’d like to expand on the announcement just a bit. First, it’s widely understood at this point that most organizations are moving...

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CSPs Ready to Steamroll with Open Source Networking

by Jamie Thompson on October 18, 2018

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) have released a vendor-sponsored report titled “Open Networking Survey Report”. The report speaks volumes about service providers - across the globe - rapidly and pervasively embracing the power, flexibility and economics of open source software to drive the future of communications services. Take a look at the report here. You might also...

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Netgate integrates pfSense® software with Google Cloud Identity to Simplify User Access to Traditional Apps

by David Weber on October 11, 2018

The forced march to cloud is underway for every business, government agency and educational institution. But it doesn’t happen seamlessly, or overnight. It takes time for organizations to move apps from on premises data centers to a private or public cloud infrastructure. That introduces complexity for IT, which must ensure secure access for users who need access to apps both...

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Netgate Dual-Ethernet MinnowBoard Turbot with pfSense® - Special Offer!

by Doug McIntire on October 05, 2018

Many of our readers are familiar with the Netgate® Intel® Atom™ 2-core and 4-core Dual-Ethernet MinnowBoard Turbot products. They’ve certainly been popular, and for good reason - ‘bang for the buck’. For processor-intensive small-frame traffic, these two systems rock. Take a look at this performance chart with Packet Filtering enabled: Compared to the SG-2220, one of Netgate’s most popular products,...

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pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE now available

by Jim Pingle on September 24, 2018

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.4, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.4 brings security patches, numerous new features, support for new Netgate hardware models, and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases. pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now! Highlights The following lists...

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pfSense® Release 2.3.x EOL Reminder

by Doug McIntire on September 20, 2018

Network security is serious business so let’s get right to the point: pfSense® software version 2.3.x is nearing End Of Life, October 31, 2018. As we announced previously, pfSense software version 2.4.x releases deprecated support for 32-bit x86 hardware and NanoBSD installations. We promised to maintain version 2.3.x with security updates for at least a year and that time is...

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Cloudy with a Chance of Premises

by Jim Thompson on September 06, 2018

When we released TNSR 18.05 in June, I talked about the “behemoth router” and a few use cases that support its disruptive potential. Today, our second release, TNSR 18.08 is live on AWS. If you’re new to this, TNSR is an open-source based high-speed packet processing platform built upon The Linux Foundation Projects’ FD.io that delivers compelling secure networking performance,...

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SG-5100 Desktop Available for Pre-order

by Doug McIntire on August 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Netgate® SG-5100 pfSense® Security Gateway appliance, our latest Intel C3000 based appliance, which provides significant performance and engineering improvements relative to the SG-4860. The SG-5100 is a versatile appliance ideal for managing edge security deployments in multiple segments including: Small and medium business (SMB) Managed Service Providers (MSPs) supporting SMB clients...

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