Netgate supports packages maintained in-house and others that have been proven to work well with our software. Some of those packages include AutoConfigBackup, snort, squid, squidGuard, suricata, haproxy and more. Here is a complete list of supported packages and their requirements:

Package Name Notes Storage Requirements
arping
AutoConfigBackup Maintained by the pfSense Team
Avahi Maintained by the pfSense Team
Backup
blinkled For the ALIX
Cron
darkstat
git Maintained by the pfSense Team Not recommended for SD/CF
gwled For the ALIX
haproxy Good replacement when relayd is incapable of handling load balancing needs. Requires SSD/HDD
iftop Maintained by the pfSense Team
iperf
Lightsquid Maintained by the pfSense Team Requires SSD/HDD
mailreport Maintained by the pfSense Team
mtr-nox11
nmap Maintained by the pfSense Team
Notes
ntopng Maintained by the pfSense Team Requires SSD/HDD
olsrd
Open-VM-Tools Maintained by the pfSense Team
OpenBGPD
OpenVPN Client Export Utility Maintained by the pfSense Team
Quagga OSPF Maintained by the pfSense Team
routed
RRD Summary Maintained by the pfSense Team
Service Watchdog Maintained by the pfSense Team
Shellcmd Maintained by the pfSense Team
siproxd Needed for SIP in rare occasions with PBX vendors. Maintained by the pfSense Team.
snort SSD/HDD is strongly recommended
softflowd Maintained by the pfSense Team
squid The reverse proxy and anti-virus features of Squid3 are not supported. SSD/HDD recommended. Can work on SD/CF for Auth/control only no caching or logging on SD/CF.
squidGuard SSD/HDD recommended. Works for access control only on SD/CF. Blacklists may not work. Logs do not work.
sudo Maintained by the pfSense Team
suricata SSD/HDD strongly recommended
System Patches Maintained by the pfSense Team
Traffic Totals Maintained by the pfSense Team Set to replace the RRD Summary package