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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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pfSense: Obscure Bugs and Code Wizards

by Scott Long on February 25, 2021

Last week, February 17, we released pfSense Plus 21.02 alongside pfSense CE 2.5. It was the culmination of 9 months of work on new features, testing, and bug fixing, and we were quite proud of it. Unfortunately, an obscure and esoteric bug lurked inside that resulted in an All Hands On Deck call for our engineering and support teams. Today’s...

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Snowpocalypse Over. Netgate® Up and Running!

by Jennifer Gray on February 22, 2021

Hello! My name is Jennifer Gray and I am the lucky individual that runs manufacturing and operations here at Netgate (and a few other things, like Finance, but that’s another story). With global supply chains stressed for a year now due to the pandemic, it’s never a dull moment at Netgate. As if things weren’t challenging enough, guess what we...

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pfSense Plus 21.02-RELEASE and pfSense CE 2.5.0-RELEASE Now Available

by Jim Pingle on February 17, 2021

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® Plus software version 21.02 and pfSense Community Edition (CE) software version 2.5.0, now available for new installations and upgrades! This is the first release of pfSense Plus software, formerly known as Factory Edition. For more details about the distinctions between pfSense Plus and pfSense CE, read the pfSense Plus Announcement. Customers...

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Netgate Introduces New e-Commerce Store and Appliance Ordering Options

by Andrew Roehm on February 17, 2021

Netgate is excited to announce two key changes to our product purchasing experience. INTRODUCING A BRAND NEW STORE EXPERIENCE! While our prior store has served us well for many years, our business continues to grow and evolve. We’re excited to announce a new store - one that provides our customers with a clean, modern, and streamlined shopping experience. Here is...

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WireGuard in pfSense 2.5 Performance

by Jim Thompson on January 27, 2021

FreeBSD® and pfSense® software release 2.5 now have a kernel-resident implementation of the WireGuard® protocol. Some have wondered “how fast” this implementation is. We have good news. For a typical ‘SOHO gateway application’, on our SG-5100 appliance, using a 4 core C3558 Atom, the WireGuard implementation in pfSense 2.5 achieves 909Mbps, using iperf3, in a laboratory setting, setting the MSS...

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pfSense Plus and pfSense CE: Dev Insights and Direction

by Scott Long on January 27, 2021

The Netgate-pfSense Engineering Blog Hi, I’m the new director of software engineering for pfSense and FreeBSD at Netgate. I’m starting this blog in order to share ongoing insights and previews into the development that we do at Netgate, and most importantly, to connect with the pfSense community. About myself, I started at Netgate a little over 2 months ago, but...

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Announcing pfSense® Plus

by Audian Paxson on January 21, 2021

pfSense® software is the world’s most trusted firewall. Now on its 46th release, the software has garnered the respect and adoration of users worldwide - installed over two million times, with at least half that many in active use today. A remarkably powerful, robust, and easy to use solution, pfSense software has delivered edge firewall, router, and VPN functionality to...

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WireGuard for pfSense Software

by Audian Paxson on January 19, 2021

WireGuard®, one of the leading requested features for pfSense® software, is now available for preview in pfSense Community Edition (CE) 2.5.0 development snapshots. Sponsored by Netgate®, the development of a kernel-resident WireGuard implementation for FreeBSD and pfSense has been over a year of effort in the making. It was committed to FreeBSD on November 29, 2020 and can be previewed...

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TNSR Release 20.10 Now Available

by Audian Paxson on October 30, 2020

Today, Netgate® announced the availability of TNSR® Release 20.10, the company’s eleventh TNSR release since inception in early 2018. Following 20.08 just two short months ago, the release is primarily focused on fixes, but also contains important adds, changes and updates. First, recall that on September 10, we announced an overhaul of TNSR pricing, and also introduced a free version,...

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