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pfSense Gold Free with 2.4.4-RELEASE

by Doug McIntire on July 16, 2018

Starting with the upcoming release of pfSense® 2.4.4, all of the services previously offered under “pfSense Gold” will continue, but will be free to all pfSense users. Read on for more detail. pfSense Gold is an annual subscription program that includes: A living digital copy of The pfSense Book (700+ pages) in HTML, PDF and other formats, available for immediate...

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XG-7100 Desktop Available for Pre-order

by Doug McIntire on July 03, 2018

You might have heard about our new XG-7100 Desktop pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance. It was mentioned in our May and June Newsletters. For a quick synopsis, read on… Like previous Netgate appliances, the XG-7100 is available as both a top-of-the-line desktop, and the entry model for our 1U rack-mountable systems. Like the XG-7100 1U, this desktop requires active cooling and...

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Data Center Maintenance Scheduled Sunday, June 17, 2018

by Scott Davis on June 15, 2018

Netgate engineers will be performing planned maintenance within our data center on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The maintenance window will be from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM CDT. Customers may see interrupted connectivity to services such as the Netgate forum, all Netgate and pfSense web sites, online stores, telephone connectivity, and other resources. Our goal is to successfully complete the...

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The Behemoth Router is Here

by Jim Thompson on June 14, 2018

A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog that explained the coming world of high-performance, flexible software-based routers. Seriously disruptive packet processing performance that could change the landscape of networking applications across data centers, the enterprise WAN, service provider networks, and customer premises deployments. No need to recount that here, the principles of the post haven’t changed. Since...

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Learn popular pfSense packages with Netgate

by Ivor Kreso on June 12, 2018

Netgate® is the only authorized provider of official pfSense® training courses. We have conducted numerous pfSense training sessions online and around the world. We teach network professionals to use and master pfSense software and its powerful packages. Our newest training course, pfSense Supplementals I, is a perfect compliment to the skills learned in the Advanced Application class. This course teaches...

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pfSense Now Available To All QNAP Virtualization Station Users

by Doug McIntire on June 08, 2018

A few months back, QNAP approached Netgate® with a request. A growing number of Virtualization Station users wanted more security for their “data center in a box” deployments. QNAP wanted a proven firewall and IDS/IPS solution for their customers and specifically wanted pfSense®. Today, it’s available directly from within the QNAP Virtualization Station store. The combination of QNAP and pfSense...

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Moving the pfSense® Documentation to GitHub

by Jared Dillard on June 04, 2018

We are moving the source for the contents of the old pfSense Wiki to GitHub. This is not a light decision, and has been in the works for some time. First and foremost, thank you to any and everyone who has contributed to the pfSense Wiki. We appreciate your support and look forward to more in the future. Why the...

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Introducing the Netgate Forum

by Jim Pingle on May 25, 2018

The pfSense forum has been migrated to a combined forum for all Netgate products at This forum is powered by NodeBB. For years we have used SMF (Simple Machines Forum) and it has done a decent job of meeting our needs. As time has progressed, our needs, and the needs of the community grew beyond what it could provide....

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Updates to our Privacy Policy

by Doug McIntire on May 22, 2018

Netgate has always believed everyone should have access to reasonable security. Our beliefs are no different with respect to privacy. We are doing our best to make sure you know what data we collect from you, how we use it, and that you have meaningful visibility to, and control over, both. In preparation for new data protection laws that take...

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pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE-p1 and 2.3.5-RELEASE-p2 now available

by Jim Pingle on May 14, 2018

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software versions 2.4.3-p1 and 2.3.5-p2, now available for upgrades! pfSense software versions 2.4.3-p1 and 2.3.5-p2 are maintenance releases bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in the pfSense 2.4.3 and 2.3.5-p1 releases. Highlights This release includes several important security patches, including the issues discussed last week: FreeBSD Security Advisory...

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