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pfSense 2.4.5-RELEASE Now Available

by Jim Pingle on March 26, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.5, now available for new installations and upgrades! pfSense software version 2.4.5 brings security patches, several new features, support for new Netgate hardware models, and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases. pfSense 2.4.5-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now! To see a complete...

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Extending a Helping Hand

by Audian Paxson on March 26, 2020

COVID-19 has a firm grip on the world at present. No one yet knows how long it will last, or how deep its impact will be. These are unprecedented circumstances. We wish the absolute best for all, especially those on the frontline of healthcare. Everyone should be evaluating how they can best help. At Netgate, we will provide specific assistance...

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Important pfSense Software Upgrade Guidance While COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Are in Effect

by Audian Paxson on March 25, 2020

Keeping IT infrastructure up to date is a clear best practice. That said, we recommend delaying pfSense software upgrades to critical systems while travel restrictions (or other precautions which might inhibit physical access) are active. While the process of upgrading pfSense is typically achieved without issue when following software upgrade guidance documentation, functionality (including VPN services) is interrupted during the...

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Cloud Leverage - One Company’s Path to Scalable Work From Home

by Audian Paxson on March 19, 2020

As a result of the social distancing measures companies are taking to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the typical ratio of local-to-remote workers has flipped on its head. Now, only a fraction of the workforce is going to the corporate office to support the rest of the workforce, who are suddenly working from home. This massive increase...

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Social Distancing from Work? Scalable VPN Ensures Your Business Goes On

by Audian Paxson on March 12, 2020

Netgate® is receiving a number of calls from businesses asking for advice on how best to increase VPN capacity to support an increase in remote workers in response to growing concerns of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Many businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies are sending workers home—leveraging “social distancing” to help stop the spread of the virus. A worthy action,...

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TNSR Release 20.02 Now Available

by Audian Paxson on March 02, 2020

Today, Netgate® announces the availability of TNSR® Release 20.02, our ninth consecutive release of TNSR since its inception in May 2018. This release updates and enhances many Release 19.12 features (just out in December) so we decided to push these updates out quickly. Here are the highlights: Underlying architecture updates DPDK 19.11 VPP 20.01 Strongswan 5.8.2 Clixon 4.3.2 MAP-T The...

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TNSR Release 19.12 - The Procession Continues!

by Neal Hartsell on January 08, 2020

Today, Netgate® announces the availability of TNSR™ Release 19.12. This marks our eighth release since the inception of TNSR back in May 2018. R19.12 delivers a host of features critical to deployment flexibility, routed infrastructure robustness, and IPSec performance. If you’re new to TNSR, it is an open-source based packet-processing platform that delivers superior secure networking solution performance, manageability, and...

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Gear Up For Black Friday!

by Doug McIntire on November 26, 2019

Our annual Black Friday sale is just a few days away! If you haven’t seen the details in our Netgate Newsletter (shameless plug) or our social media posts, here’s what you need to know. November 29 through December 2 Only This year we’re going big with our Black Friday sale and extending it through Cyber Monday. Get one of our...

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How Fast Can a Porsche GT2 RS Go? It Depends…

by Neal Hartsell on November 20, 2019

This week, we are posting a new product family chart. A PDF version is located here on our website, and is also shown below for convenience. The goal is to give our website visitors a quick side-by-side comparison of Netgate appliances against one another. While most of this data (and more) exists on individual product pages, we believe the chart...

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13 Years of pfSense® Software! And an a hui hou.

by Jamie Thompson on October 29, 2019

This month marks thirteen years of pfSense software releases! It’s amazing to reflect on how the project and community have grown and evolved over the years. Looking back on the journey, Netgate is proud of its involvement and contributions. A few interesting factoids: pfSense® software was forked from m0n0wall in 2004, and first released in October 2006. 6 more releases...

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