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Introducing the Netgate 8300: Your Security Gateway for Performance and Expandability

Introducing the Netgate 8300: Your Security Gateway for Performance and Expandability

With over 10 million deployments across homes, small businesses, enterprises, service providers, and governments, pfSense® software is the world’s leading open-source-driven firewall, router, and VPN solution for network edge and cloud secure networking. 

We are excited to announce the launch of the Netgate® 8300 Security Gateway powered by pfSense Plus software. The Netgate 8300 is designed for medium to large businesses, xSPs, and MSP/MSSPs with high connectivity and stability requirements. It features Netgate's most expandable chassis and hot-swappable PSUs, ensuring mission critical reliability and ease of maintenance. Starting at $3299, the Netgate 8300 delivers exceptional multi-gigabit performance at an outstanding value.

About the Netgate 8300 Security Gateway

Featuring the Intel® Xeon® D-1733NT eight core CPU with integrated Intel AVX-512 acceleration and 16GB of DDR4 memory, this enterprise-grade solution achieves over 36 Gbps of L3 routing, 26 Gbps of firewall, and 14 Gbps of VPN capability using iperf3-bidirectional performance testing. The Intel AVX-512 instruction set on the Xeon D-1733NT combined with Netgate's IIMB optimizes VPN encryption and decryption operations, increasing VPN throughput and reducing computational overhead. Enclosed in a 1U chassis with a removable power supply (and optional redundant PSUs), and integrated IPMI/BMC, the Netgate 8300 includes 4x10G SFP+ ports, 4x1G SFP ports, 3x2.5G ports, and support for 1xPCIe 3.0 x8 card and 1xPCIe 4.0 x16 card for additional expansion.

Netgate has qualified 25G and 100G NICs for this system, available as optional add-ons or as a separate purchase. The Netgate 8300 offers an increase of 47% in firewall and 100% in VPN and routing performance compared to its predecessor, the Netgate 1541. It maximizes your investment by delivering high-performance throughput at an incredibly competitive price. 


CPU: Eight Core 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon CPU

Network Ports: 11 Independent 1G, 2.5G, and 10G ports. Maximum port flexibility - with 1G, 2.5G, and 10G Ethernet configurable as WAN or LAN across the combination of 11 RJ45 and SFP/SFP+ ports

Expandability: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x8 for half-length low profile cards and 1 xPCIe 4.0 x16 for full-height three-quarter length cards

Storage: 512 GB NVMe 2280 M-Key M.2 SSD

Memory: 16 GB DDR4, ECC, 2400MHz via 2x 8 GB (expandable to 32 GB via 2x 16 GB UDIMM)

Cooling: Active - internal chassis cooling fans at the rear of the enclosure

Power: Dual hot-swappable PSU bays 

1 x 500W PSU (hot-swappable) included, 110V/240V AC input

pfSense Plus Software and Support Included

Like all Netgate Security Gateways, the Netgate 8300 comes with a pfSense Plus software subscription and complementary TAC Lite “zero to ping” assistance for the life of the appliance. You can also upgrade to TAC Pro for a 24 hour SLA or TAC Enterprise for our fastest 4-hour SLA. All support plans offer 24x7 availability and friendly experts to assist you.

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Redefine your network standards with superior scalability, performance, and cost efficiency that exceed industry expectations with the Netgate 8300 Security Gateway.