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pfSense Gold Free with 2.4.4-RELEASE

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 19:00

Starting with the upcoming release of pfSense® 2.4.4, all of the services previously offered under “pfSense Gold” will continue, but will be free to all pfSense users. Read on for more detail.

XG-7100 Desktop Available for Pre-order

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 19:00

You might have heard about our new XG-7100 Desktop pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance. It was mentioned in our May and June Newsletters. For a quick synopsis, read on…

Data Center Maintenance Scheduled Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:00

Netgate engineers will be performing planned maintenance within our data center on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The maintenance window will be from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM CDT. Customers may see interrupted connectivity to services such as the Netgate forum, all Netgate and pfSense web sites, online stores, telephone connectivity, and other resources. Our goal is to successfully complete the task and restore service within the stated time frame.

The Behemoth Router is Here

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:00

A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog that explained the coming world of high-performance, flexible software-based routers. Seriously disruptive packet processing performance that could change the landscape of networking applications across data centers, the enterprise WAN, service provider networks, and customer premises deployments. No need to recount that here, the principles of the post haven’t changed.

Learn popular pfSense packages with Netgate

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 19:00

Netgate® is the only authorized provider of official pfSense® training courses. We have conducted numerous pfSense training sessions online and around the world. We teach network professionals to use and master pfSense software and its powerful packages.

pfSense Now Available To All QNAP Virtualization Station Users

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:00

A few months back, QNAP approached Netgate® with a request. A growing number of Virtualization Station users wanted more security for their “data center in a box” deployments. QNAP wanted a proven firewall and IDS/IPS solution for their customers and specifically wanted pfSense®. Today, it’s available directly from within the QNAP Virtualization Station store.

Moving the pfSense® Documentation to GitHub

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 19:00

We are moving the source for the contents of the old pfSense Wiki to GitHub. This is not a light decision, and has been in the works for some time.

Introducing the Netgate Forum

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:00

The pfSense forum has been migrated to a combined forum for all Netgate products at This forum is powered by NodeBB.

Updates to our Privacy Policy

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:00

Netgate has always believed everyone should have access to reasonable security. Our beliefs are no different with respect to privacy. We are doing our best to make sure you know what data we collect from you, how we use it, and that you have meaningful visibility to, and control over, both.

pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE-p1 and 2.3.5-RELEASE-p2 now available

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 19:00

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software versions 2.4.3-p1 and 2.3.5-p2, now available for upgrades!

pfSense® software and the three CVEs announced today

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:00

Netgate has performed an assessment of today’s announced vulnerabilities: CVE-2018-8897, CVE-2018-6920, and CVE-2018-6921. We have determined that most users of pfSense® Software have no reason to be concerned. As with Meltdown and Spectre, most pfSense use cases are unaffected, except those with untrusted local users or a multi-tenant context.

DNS over TLS with pfSense

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 19:00

This will be first blog post in our new blogging series, pfSense Tips and Tricks. Starting today, we will be publishing blog posts that will cover our appliances, software development, training, and much more.

pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE now available

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:00

We are excited to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.4.3, now available for new installations and upgrades!