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The pfSense® 2.2.2 VMware® Ready Virtual Firewall Appliance is based on an open source firewall/router computer software distribution based on FreeBSD. It is noted for its reliability and offering features often only found in expensive commercial firewalls. It can be configured and upgraded through a web-based interface, and requires no knowledge of the underlying FreeBSD system to manage. The pfSense Virtual Firewall Appliance is commonly deployed as a perimeter firewall, router,wireless access point, DHCP server, DNS server, and as a VPN endpoint.

What is VMware Ready?

VMware Ready is a certification from VMware that says our product works within VMware’s operational boundaries. VMware Ready designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products created by established VMware partners. VMware Technology Alliance Partner members develop their products to meet VMware standards and submit them for rigorous qualification testing and review. Only products that meet VMware Ready requirements will display the VMware Ready logo.

What Makes a VMware Ready Product Better?

Each VMware Ready Product Category defines specific criteria that a qualifying product must meet. In many categories, these criteria include the proper use of VMware-supplied technology to allow partners to integrate their products with core VMware features and capabilities. This creates a complete product offering that provides functionality not otherwise available. VMware Ready products can do more, and they’re built to the standards for reliability that VMware customers expect. VMware Ready products should always be on the short list when evaluating technology.

Where Can I Get the pfSense VMware Ready Appliance?

The pfSense VMware Ready Virtual Firewall Appliance is also now part of the pfSense Gold subscription. To subscribe to pfSense Gold, or get more details about the membership program, please see the pfSense Gold Membership page.

If you are a current subscriber, simply sign into your account and you will see the download link under “Active Resources”. As long as you maintain your active subscription to pfSense Gold, you will receive updated images as long as they are released at no additional charge.


In order to keep the price on the pfSense VMware Ready Virtual Firewall Appliance low, the product comes with NO support. If you would like support for this item, you can purchase a support plan here.