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Netgate pfSense Plus - An Out-of-Band Data Center Use Case

by Andrew Waranowski on May 06, 2021

pfSense® Plus is well known for its edge connectivity use cases, where traffic needs to securely flow from users to the Internet / cloud and vice versa. Less well known, perhaps, is that it is just as powerful for intranet applications. We thought our readers might find this story useful - one in which Netgate® itself uses pfSense Plus and...

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pfSense: WireGuard returns as an Experimental Package

by Scott Long on May 05, 2021

We are pleased to be collaborating with Christian McDonald to bring WireGuard back to pfSense® Plus and pfSense CE software in an experimental form. Christian approached our engineering team a few weeks ago to look for ways to collaborate on WireGuard, and we are pleased to work with him and share his results. Starting May 5, 2021, Netgate® will build...

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Netgate Offers Self-Paced, Online Training & Certification for pfSense® Plus

by Scott Davis on April 28, 2021

Today, Netgate is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our flagship training offering, pfSense Plus Fundamentals and Practical Application in a free, self-paced, online format. The pfSense Plus Fundamentals and Practical Application course is designed to help our customers manage and maintain their network firewall, VPN and router using pfSense Plus as one of the core elements. This self-paced...

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pfSense Plus 21.02.2-RELEASE and pfSense CE 2.5.1-RELEASE Now Available

by Jim Pingle on April 13, 2021

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® Plus software version 21.02.2 and pfSense Community Edition (CE) software version 2.5.1, now available for new installations and upgrades! For more details about the distinctions between pfSense Plus and pfSense CE software, read the pfSense Plus Announcement. Customers running the Factory Edition of pfSense software version 2.4.5-p1 and older can upgrade...

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IT Pros Share Their VPP Journey

by Audian Paxson on March 31, 2021

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar for The Linux Foundation where we featured three speakers that shared how they became interested in harnessing FD.io’s Vector Packet Processing (VPP) technology. In this webinar, each network operator walked us through their challenges, requirements, options they considered, and the results they achieved using TNSR software with VPP. Their stories,...

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WireGuard Removed from pfSense® CE and pfSense® Plus Software

by Jim Thompson on March 18, 2021

We introduced a kernel-mode version of WireGuard to our most recent pfSense software releases - pfSense® Plus Version 21.02 (which has since been superseded by Version 21.02-p1), and pfSense Community Edition (CE) software version 2.5.0. As noted in a follow-on blog, questions and concerns with the implementation have surfaced that require attention. Given that kernel-mode WireGuard has been removed from...

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Painful Lessons Learned in Security and Community

by Scott Long on March 16, 2021

Update 2021-03-18: Pending further updates from Netgate, we recommend users of WireGuard do not configure jumbo frames on WireGuard interfaces (MTU >= 1420). The blog post text below has been updated to reflect this recommendation. I’ve been involved in the open source community dating back to the first time I downloaded and installed 386BSD 0.1 in 1992 while a freshman...

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Open Call for Testing for pfSense Plus and pfSense CE Release Candidates

by Dennis Smith on March 16, 2021

Update 22 March 2021 WireGuard has been removed from daily snapshots of pfSense Plus 21.02.2 / pfSense CE 2.5.1 as of March 20, 2021 beginning with snapshot timestamp 20210320-0824. WireGuard has also been removed from pfSense Plus 21.05 / pfSense CE 2.6.0 beginning with snapshot timestamp 20210320-0100. To learn more, please review our blog. Hello all! We are pleased to...

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Netgate® Releases TNSR® High Performance Router Version 21.03

by Audian Paxson on March 09, 2021

TNSR software release 21.03 is here, and not a day too soon! Our intent was to release in February, which would have made it 21.02. Unfortunately, Texas came to a screeching halt about two weeks ago when (what we unaffectionately refer to as) ‘Snowpocalypse’ hit. Many of our engineers and release management staff - all of whom have been working...

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pfSense Plus 21.02-p1 Now Available

by Audian Paxson on February 25, 2021

We are pleased to announce the availability of pfSense® Plus version 21.02-p1. This is a minor release that addresses a bug that causes the stability and performance issues on Netgate SG-3100 security gateway appliances. Stay tuned for an interesting follow-up blog post with details on this bug and how we fixed it. Since the bug that this release addresses is...

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