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Announcing Netgate Global Support!

Scott Davis | June 01, 2017

Netgate Global Support has arrived! Netgate is very excited to announce our new multi-channel enterprise support offering to all of our customers. We believe that this new support structure will take our line of pfSense Security...

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Introducing the XG-7100 1U pfSense Security Gateway Appliance

by Doug McIntire on February 15, 2018

You might have heard about our new XG-7100 1U pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance. It was mentioned in our February newsletter. For a quick synopsis, read on… The XG-7100 1U will be the new entry point to the Netgate® rackmount appliance line up. It is positioned as the successor to the SG-4860 1U and SG-8860 1U, both of which are now...

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QNAP to add pfSense to its products

by Doug McIntire on January 10, 2018

You may have noticed this press release today from QNAP. Here’s the short story. QNAP sells Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. Their products also have an application store - known as Virtualization Station - that enables their customers to run free and paid business applications on the NAS. In essence this creates what can be called a “data center in...

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An update on Meltdown and Spectre

by Jim Thompson on January 08, 2018

We have previously issued a short statement with preliminary analysis of Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. This post is an update now that we have an official statement from the FreeBSD project. So far, there are three known variants of the issue: Variant 1: bounds check bypass (CVE-2017-5753) Variant 2: branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715) Variant 3: rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754)...

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pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 and 2.3.5-RELEASE-p1 now available

by Jim Pingle on December 14, 2017

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software versions 2.4.2-p1 and 2.3.5-p1, now available for upgrades! pfSense software versions 2.4.2-p1 and 2.3.5-p1 are maintenance releases bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in the pfSense 2.4.2 and 2.3.5 releases. Highlights This release includes several important security patches: Updated OpenSSL for CVE-2017-3737 and CVE-2017-3738 / FreeBSD-SA-17:12.openssl (2.4.x...

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Application Detection on pfSense® Software

by Jim Thompson on December 06, 2017

Thanks to the Snort package and OpenAppID, pfSense is now application-aware. This layer 7 functionality arrives through an upgraded version of the Snort package for pfSense software. Maintained by Bill Meeks, the Snort package has been available for many years and is one of our most popular packages. Thanks to his continued efforts, as well as those of Demair Ramos,...

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pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE now available

by Jim Pingle on November 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.2, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.2 is a maintenance release bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases. pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now! Highlights In case you missed the pfSense 2.4.0 and...

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pfSense 2.3.5-RELEASE now available

by Jim Pingle on October 31, 2017

pfSense® software version 2.3.5 is now available for upgrades! As we have promised, will will continue to deliver security and stability fixes to the pfSense 2.3.x line even after we have released pfSense 2.4.0, since i386 and NanoBSD were deprecated in pfSense 2.4.0. These updates will continue for a minimum of one year after the pfSense 2.4.0 release date, which...

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AWS Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) now supported

by Doug McIntire on October 25, 2017

In June 2016, Amazon announced Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). ENA allows customers to dynamically shift between 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, or 25 Gbps network adapter sizes fronting larger EC2 instances. This enables customers to accommodate anticipated or realized traffic spikes associated with a new product launch, product promotion, special event, etc. With Amazon’s ENA launch,...

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pfSense 2.4.1-RELEASE Now Available

by Jim Pingle on October 24, 2017

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.1, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.1 is a maintenance release bringing security patches and stability fixes for issues discovered in pfSense 2.4.0-RELEASE. pfSense 2.4.1-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now! Security advisories from upstream projects announced after pfSense 2.4.0-RELEASE made this additional...

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pfSense 2.4.0-RELEASE Now Available!

by Jim Pingle on October 12, 2017

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.0 was a herculean effort! It is the culmination of 18 months of hard work by Netgate and community contributors, with over 290 items resolved. According to git, 671 files were changed with a total 1651680 lines added,...

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