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Greetings from all of us at Netgate! As usual, there's lots of news this month, so let's get right to it.

Here are the highlights:

  • Netgate Sale!
  • pfSense 2.4.4 on a MinnowBoard Dual-Ethernet
  • SG-5100 Wall Mount Kit
  • TNSR on Netgate Hardware
  • TNSR Extensibility with Snort
  • New TNSR Video - Cloud Mirror Port
  • Fidelis Network Sensors Coupled with Netgate TNSR
  • Fidelis / Netgate Webinar December 5, 2018
  • 10% off single-NIC MinnowBoard Turbots - PLUS 5% Black Friday Discount
  • Tip of the Month
  • Netgate Holiday Schedule
  • November Netgate Hangout
  • Final Thought

Netgate Sale!

The big news for this newsletter is the Black Friday through End-of-Year sale, along with some Cyber Monday special purchases!

Black Friday through the end of 2018

Starting on Friday, November 23rd at 12:01 am CST (UTC - 6), there will be a 5% discount on all systems and components, from our biggest to our smallest! Just use the code EOY18 at checkout to receive your 5% discount.

This sale will last through the rest of the year, ending at 12:00 midnight CST on December 31st, 2018.

This is a great opportunity to purchase your systems before prices increase on January 1st due to a 25% tariff on networking equipment and other electronics from China.

Cyber Monday

On Cyber Monday we're offering a $50 discount for MinnowBoard Turbot Dual-Ethernet models for one day only, Monday, November 26th from 12:01 am through 12:00 midnight CST! Use code CYBER18 at checkout to receive your $50 discount.

MBT-2220 was $249 - Now $199
MBT-4220 was $299 - Now $249

Important Note: You cannot use codes EOY18 and CYBER18 together. Discounts do not apply to training or support. 

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 pfSense 2.4.4 on a MinnowBoard Turbot Dual-Ethernet

Now available with flames and a USB key

We hope we got your attention with the Cyber Monday sale! MinnowBoards now ship with a USB key that can be used to install pfSense Community Edition version 2.4.4. We're also offering an option to laser-etch your MinnowBoard with some pretty incredible flames.


(Take a look at the video we made laser-etching the flames.)

We ran some numbers on the dual-core and quad-core versions, and compared them to the SG-2220, one of our most popular models. The tests used 256 and 512 byte packets with packet filtering enabled. The numbers are surprising and worth a look.


And at 1500 byte packets with packet filtering on, both MinnowBoards see throughput of 941 Mbps! This is a full gigabit after you account for network overhead framing.

Dual Core                    Quad Core

SG-5100 Wall Mount Kit

Wall mount kits for the SG-5100 are coming soon and will be available from us or our Netgate Partners. We're expecting them to arrive right around the end of November or first part of December. They will be available as an option with the SG-5100, as well as an individual kit for those of you who have already purchased a SG-5100.

TNSR on Netgate Hardware

With the release of TNSR version 18-08, TNSR is now available on Netgate hardware. Currently three models are available that support a TNSR installation:

  • SG-5100
  • XG-1537
  • XG-1541

Please contact sales directly for a quote if you're interested in experiencing TNSR on Netgate hardware, and they'll be happy to have a conversation with you!

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Make your own IDS with TNSR and Snort

We've said from the beginning that TNSR is extensible, and using IDS/IPS is just one example. Check out our most recent blog post that includes instructions on how it's done.

This is just the first of many recipes to help you get started with TNSR.

Learn More

New TNSR video

We've added a new TNSR video to our YouTube channel. It's a very informative video that shows some of the capabilities of TNSR and how a Cloud Mirror Port works. It's just over 8 minutes long and well worth the time!

Don't forget to "Like" and "Subscribe" while you're there!

TNSR - Cloud Mirror Port

Fidelis Network Sensors Coupled with Netgate TNSR

On November 1, 2018, Fidelis Cybersecurity and Netgate announced an integrated solution that combines Netgate TNSR™ with Fidelis Network® sensors to enable advanced visibility, threat detection, and data loss/theft detection for applications and data hosted within Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Netgate’s TNSR secure networking software platform provides a high-speed network mirror port which directs packet traffic to a Fidelis Network sensor running in AWS that then provides deep visibility across all traffic, ports, and protocols; threat detection and response; and data loss prevention. With TNSR, the full power of Fidelis Network can be deployed within the AWS cloud without performance limitations.


Press Release

Combined Fidelis / Netgate Webinar

Extending Your Network Security to AWS

If you would like to know more about how Fidelis Cybersecurity and Netgate TNSR can be used to combine high-speed packet processing with traffic visibility across all ports and protocols for threat detection and response, there will be a joint Fidelis & Netgate Webinar on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:00am CST / 11:00am EST. The webinar is free so sign up to learn more.

Sign Up

10% off single-NIC MinnowBoard Turbots

PLUS 5% Black Friday Discount


We are continuing the 10% discount to the MBT-4210 quad-core MinnowBoard Turbot PLUS we're adding the Black Friday 5% discount to it, for a total of 15% off!

These powerful boards are capable of running several different operating systems, such as Ubuntu LTS and Microsoft Windows 10. You can also configure this system as a Router on a Stick using pfSense software version 2.4 and above.

The 10% discount is applied automatically. Use code EOY18 at checkout to take an additional 5% off at purchase. This discount also applies to Lures and power adapters. Don't delay.


Tip of the month

It's easy to get lost in all of the recent additions of the Monthly Hangout videos now available on YouTube. I wanted to use this tip of the month to highlight our most popular Hangout from January 2017 that covers Squid, SquidGuard, and Lightsquid on pfSense 2.4.

Squid is a caching proxy for HTTP and other protocols that can speed up access by caching commonly repeated requests of sites and objects and reduces bandwidth consumption by maintaining local versions of those cached sites and objects.

The SquidGuard package is a plug-in for Squid and is used for access control based on a URL or a domain. It can be configured to block or allow the traffic, based on client or destination. If blocked, SquidGuard can be configured to redirect to an error page.

You can use SquidGuard as a content filter by building your own blacklists, or by using third party blacklists. You can use these blacklists to block social media, pornography, etc.

LightSquid is a package used for reporting web access history. It parses the Squid access log and reports who went where and how much bandwidth they used. It also has daily use reports, monthly reports, and so on.

If these topics are of interest to you, please check out this great resource.

 Go to the Hangout

Netgate Holiday Schedule

The Netgate offices and build facilities will be closed for the following holidays, but Netgate Global Support will still be operating 24 x 7 as usual.

  • November 22 - Thanksgiving
  • November 23 - Day after Thanksgiving
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas
  • January 1, 2019 - New Year's Day

November Monthly Hangout

The Netgate Hangout topic this month has not been finalized yet. We'll let you know in a separate announcement after the Thanksgiving break with any updated information.

Subscribe to the Netgate channel on YouTube to be notified when the Hangout goes live on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1PM CDT / 2PM EDT.

Final thought

As we come closer to the holidays, we're reminded of how fortunate we are to have loyal customers and fans like you! Our Black Friday - End-of-Year sale is just one of the ways we'd like to show our appreciation. And as always, we'd also just like to express our thanks. Thank you.


Netgate training schedule

The last official pfSense training by Netgate for the year is scheduled for early December and can be reviewed 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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