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Netgate® Newsletter March 2018 Edition

Greetings from all of us at Netgate! We have some great news to share this month.

Here are the highlights:

  • Release of pfSense® software version 2.4.3
  • XG-7100 1U update
  • TNSR update
  • Netgate YouTube Channel
  • Tip of the month
  • pfSense Gold Hangout this month

pfSense software version 2.4.3 release

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

Version 2.4.3 brings security patches, several new features, support for new Netgate hardware models, and stability fixes for issues present in previous pfSense 2.4.x branch releases.

pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE updates and installation images are available now!

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XG-7100 1U Update


If you've pre-ordered an XG-7100 pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance, you're no doubt anxious for its delivery. We've encountered a supply chain issue with system boards, but that is now resolved. Back order shipments are expected to start in about two weeks.

Initial throughput testing looks very compelling. Test data will be published on the Netgate blog soon.


TNSR Update

You may have heard about TNSR, our new secure networking platform. TNSR has extraordinary packet processing power, through the use of the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) data plane. TNSR will enable high throughput firewall and routing functionality - virtually impervious to packet size and encryption processing - both requirements central to modern IT secure networking needs. TNSR will also accommodate API-based orchestration management and control - in keeping with the rapid movement to network function virtualization (NFV).

The first commercial instantiation of TNSR will be as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI), available on the AWS Marketplace. If you'd like to keep up with activity leading up to product launch, click the button below to be added to the TNSR Updates mailing list.

TNSR Updates

Netgate YouTube channel

Great news about our Monthly Hangout Videos! Any of the videos that are over 12 months old are now available free on our Netgate YouTube channel. We've added over 35 videos and new ones will be added every month.

Check them out by clicking below, and be sure to like and subscribe!


Tip of the month

With the imminent release of pfSense version 2.4.3, this month's Why To Series paper has 6 tips that will help make this and every pfSense update go as smooth as possible.

This article of the Why To Series is Update, Update, Update. Click the button to download the PDF.

Why To

March Gold Monthly Hangout

The live March 2018 Gold Monthly Hangout will occur on March 30, 2018 

Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm CST / 2:00 pm EST
Hosted by: Jim Pingle
Where: Check your gold portal account for details on the morning of the hangout.

You'll receive a reminder 2-3 days before the Hangout occurs. And if you can't make the hangout, the video will be posted shortly after.

The topic of this month's Hangout is Monitoring pfSense with SNMP.

You can also find links to Netgate YouTube videos on the Videos page of



Netgate training schedule

Official pfSense training by Netgate has been announced and is up on the website. If you need training to maintain your partner status, please click the button below to get enrolled. Seats fill up quickly so don't delay.

Register Now 

Netgate Global Support

Netgate Global Support subscriptions are designed to meet the needs of any organization and start at just $29 a month. That's less than $1 a day for solid peace of mind knowing there's someone available to help you 24x7, including holidays.

Choose from three different plans to meet your exact needs.

No one knows how to support pfSense software more than we do. Take a look to see if support is the right choice for your organization.

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