Posted on July 23, 2015

RCC-VE Earns “Kick Ass” Award

KickAssMaximum PC today gave the open-soruce pfSense SG-2440 security gateway based on ADI Engineering’s RCC-VE board its“Kick Ass” award.  By combining ADI’s high-performance Intel Atom C2000 RCC-VE board with the open-source pfSense firewall and gateway software and commercial support, the SG-2440 is a complete, highly extensible, high performance commercial-grade firewall at a very attractive price point – all built on free open-source software.

The SG-2440 (along with the higher performance 4-core SG-4860 and 8-core SG-8860 and the lower cost SG-2220) are available from the pfSense Store pre-built and ready to deploy, and include support.  Users wishing to build their own open pfSense security gateways can also purchase ADI Engineering boards and systems from Netgate and load pfSense themselves.

Read the Maximum PC review here.

The pfSense project is a free network firewall distribution, based on the FreeBSD operating system with a custom kernel and including third party free software packages for additional functionality. pfSense software, with the help of the package system, is able to provide the same functionality or more of common commercial firewalls, without any of the artificial limitations. It has successfully replaced every big name commercial firewall you can imagine in numerous installations around the world, including Check Point, Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA, Juniper, Sonicwall, Netgear, Watchguard, Astaro, and more.

pfSense software includes a web interface for the configuration of all included components. There is no need for any UNIX knowledge, no need to use the command line for anything, and no need to ever manually edit any rule sets. Users familiar with commercial firewalls catch on to the web interface quickly, though there can be a learning curve for users not familiar with commercial-grade firewalls.

A partial list of pfSense features includes the following:

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