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pfSense® Software Wins A 2023 PeerSpot Tech Leader Award

September 13, 2023 (AUSTIN, TX) Netgate® is proud to announce that pfSense software has won a 2023 PeerSpot Tech Leader award. Winners include the top three products in over 100 solution categories based on in-depth, verified reviews from real users over a 12-month period.

Tech Leader winning products represent the best in their solution category according to verified reviewer insights and experience. The ranking methodology takes into account the number of reviews, views, and comparisons for each product, as well overall rating and words per review. These winning products represent the best in their solution category and the award badge validates their excellence.

“We are excited that pfSense software is being awarded as one of the top Firewall solutions, and it is especially gratifying when the recognition is based on the reviews of our community,” said Jamie Thompson, CEO.

In celebration of the award, Netgate is providing a limited-time offer on the Netgate 8200 MAX pfSense+ Security Gateway, the fastest Intel® Atom®-based firewall in a whisper-quiet rack mount configuration.

Don't miss out on this powerful, flexible, and power-efficient security gateway. Combining the power of an 8-Core Intel Atom C3758R CPU with support for IPsec MB, QAT, AES-NI, and instructions which accelerate SHA, along with 16 GB of memory, the Netgate 8200 MAX provides:

  • Over 80% greater firewall and VPN throughput than the Netgate 6100
  • Double the firewall performance, and over 70% more VPN throughput than the Netgate 7100
  • Complimentary 24x7 zero-to-ping support

To learn more about pfSense software, go to To purchase the Netgate 8200 MAX, visit the Netgate shop. For additional information, contact Netgate at +1 (512) 646-4100 or


About Netgate

Netgate is dedicated to developing and providing secure networking solutions to businesses, government and educational institutions around the world. Netgate is the only provider of pfSense Plus products, which include pfSense Plus software - the world’s leading open source-driven firewall, router, and VPN solution. 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.

Netgate is a registered trademark of Rubicon Communications, LLC in the United States. TNSR is a registered trademark of Rubicon Communications, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.