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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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Come on the Journey with Us

by Neal Hartsell on February 27, 2019

Today, Netgate announced its newest software product, TNSR Business. TNSR Business is a companion offer to TNSR Enterprise, first released in June 2018. TNSR Business is a key step in the fulfillment of our vision: fast, secure, and affordable movement of information is a right for everyone. To make that possible, we had to embark on a new journey -...

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Impact of Impending Tariffs

by Dennis Smith on February 22, 2019

Last year 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. The tariffs were scheduled to increase to 25 percent on January 1, 2019, but that was delayed and is now expected to go into effect on March 2, 2019. Should this increase take effect,...

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Update pfSense packages to protect against NGINX, libzmq4, and curl vulnerabilities

by Doug McIntire on February 15, 2019

We have incorporated fixes for some recently identified vulnerabilities, specifically: NGINX: CVE-2018-16843, CVE-2018-16844, and CVE-2018-16845 libzmq4: CVE-2019-6250 curl: CVE-2018-16890, CVE-2019-3822, and CVE-2019-3823 As always, take a backup of the firewall configuration prior to any major change to the firewall. To incorporate these security fixes you will need access to the operating system shell. You can do that by using either...

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pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p2 now available

by Jim Pingle on January 07, 2019

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.4-p2, now available for upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.4-p2 is a maintenance release, adding support for our new SG-1100 product as well as a handful of fixes for issues present in the 2.4.4-p1 release. To see a complete list of changes and find more detail, see the Release Notes....

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Netgate’s New SG-1100 Punches WAY Above Its Weight

by Neal Hartsell on January 07, 2019

In boxing lore, a fighter who ‘punches above his weight’ is one who can go toe-to-toe with a much bigger fighter - and win. Our newest fighter is the SG-1100. Compact, sleek package. Low price. Big punch. The $159 SG-1100 has 5X the pfSense® software performance of its very popular predecessor, the SG-1000. How? Let’s check the ‘tale of the...

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TNSR Release 18.11 Expands Secure Networking Deployment Options

by Neal Hartsell on December 04, 2018

TNSR™, an open-source based high-speed packet processing platform built upon FD.io’s Universal Dataplane technology, delivers compelling secure networking performance, manageability, and services flexibility at a fraction of the cost of big brand solutions. Our newest release, TNSR Release 18.11, was driven by customer requests for deployment options beyond Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Netgate® hardware appliances (SG-5100, XG-1537 and XG-1541)....

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pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p1 now available

by Jim Pingle on December 03, 2018

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.4-p1, now available for upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.4-p1 is a maintenance release, bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in the 2.4.4 release. Highlights The following lists are a brief summary of changes in pfSense 2.4.4. To see a complete list of changes and find more...

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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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