Adds Router Robustness and Legacy Encryption Handling

May 31, 2019 (AUSTIN, TX) – Netgate, the leading provider of open-source secure networking solutions, today announced its latest release of TNSR software, 19.05. TNSR is advanced firewall, router, and VPN software with breakthrough price-performance, management, and service expansion flexibility.

Release 19.05 includes numerous improvements and enhancements across the board, notably:

  • Firewall ACL creation
  • BGP configuration
  • CLI syntax, command history retention, coredump expansion, performance
  • Dataplane worker thread and core affinity options, custom interface naming, statistics segment options, configuration, and stability
  • DHCP configuration
  • Host ACL traffic control
  • Interface configuration, counters, link speed display
  • IPsec support for 3DES encryption
  • NETCONF Access Control Model (NACM) operations and restrictions
  • NAT session queries

TNSR continues to lead the charge in moving’s Vector Packet Processing (VPP) strength from open-source, packet processing ‘project’ software to enterprise and service provider ready firewall, VPN and routing solutions.

“Our prospects and customers are amazed by the sheer firewall, VPN, and router performance we can deliver through software on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, but that is of little use unless packaged into a robust, tested, reliable, and supported product,” said Jim Thompson, Netgate CTO. “Release 19.05 sharpens TNSR’s configuration, control, and telemetry capabilities - essential for enterprise and XSP deployments.”

TNSR is available for deployment on Netgate’s SG-5100, XG-1537, XG-1541 appliances; as a bare metal image for non-Netgate appliances and virtual machines; as software instances on AWS and Microsoft Azure Marketplaces; and from AWS Solution Providers and Microsoft Azure resellers.

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About Netgate

Netgate is dedicated to developing and providing secure networking solutions to businesses, government and educational institutions around the world. pfSense® - the world’s leading open-source firewall - is actively developed by Netgate, with an installed base of over one million firewall users. TNSR extends the company’s open-source leadership and expertise into high-performance secure networking – capable of delivering compelling value at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.

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