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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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Cintra Chooses pfSense® Software for AWS and Oracle Cloud Access

by Dennis Smith on May 28, 2020

Digital transformation - the use of digital technologies to create new, or modify existing, business processes to improve customer experience, drive out cost, or facilitate scale - is everywhere. Cloud computing and remote access figure prominently - for obvious reasons. But transformation doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s easy to fall prey to expensive hype. Companies looking for help with digital...

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Netgate Rolls Out TNSR® Video Series

by Andrew Roehm on May 19, 2020

Netgate is rolling out a series of TNSR videos to aid prospects and customers who prefer to consume knowledge via video. These videos will be three to seven minutes in duration, and will be released at a cadence of roughly one every two weeks. Here are the topics covered in this series: Overview Core Features Underlying Technology Why is TNSR...

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US Army Cyber School Deploys 100 Gbps Router Network with TNSR®

by Jim Thompson on May 12, 2020

The US Army Cyber School (USACS) has been a pfSense® software user for years. But as we’ve noted in many writings, there comes a time when scale and manageability needs extend well beyond pfSense software capabilities. 100 Gbps routing is a good example - especially when it is expected to take on IPSec at that speed. USACS came to us...

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Region 5 ESC Lights Up TNSR® for Southeastern Coastal Texas

by George Phillips on April 28, 2020

The vast majority of our readers have likely never heard of Region 5 Education Service Center (ESC). But, everyone remembers Hurricane Harvey (August 2017), which decimated life for many in the eastern Texas coastal region. While most of us around the country (and world) are not affected by hurricanes, cyclones, or typhoons, we all pay attention when one of these...

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Bailey Harris Relies on pfSense® Software to Connect Commercial Construction Sites to Azure Cloud

by Dennis Smith on April 22, 2020

Nothing in this world is static. Things are either progressing or they’re in decline. Commercial construction is a leading indicator of growth. Whether for industry, sports arenas, hospitals, or university educational facilities - the presence of cranes and cement trucks remain one of the most visible signs of economic growth and new opportunity. In Alabama, hypersonics technologies, automotive supply chain,...

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