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Last Update: 2019-02-21 03:31 UTC

OPNsense is a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. It is developed by Deciso B.V. in the Netherlands. Some of the features of OPNsense include forward caching proxy, traffic shaping, intrusion detection, two-factor authentication and easy OpenVPN client setup. The project's focus on security brings a number of unique features, such as the option to use LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL (selectable in the GUI). OPNsense also includes an update mechanism that delivers important security updates in a timely fashion.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 122 (76), 6 months: 131 (75), 3 months: 113 (112), 4 weeks: 53 (225), 1 week: 169 (33)

Average visitor rating: 8.82/10 from 22 review(s).

OPNsense Summary
Distribution OPNsense
Home Page https://opnsense.org/
Mailing Lists https://opnsense.org/support-overview/mailing-list/
User Forums https://forum.opnsense.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://docs.opnsense.org/
Screenshots https://opnsense.org/about/features/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://opnsense.org/download
Bug Tracker https://github.com/opnsense/core/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-01-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 19.1
 • 2018-07-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 18.7
 • 2018-07-24: Development Release: OPNsense 18.7 RC1
 • 2018-01-29: BSD Release: OPNsense 18.1
 • 2018-01-11: Development Release: OPNsense 18.1 RC1
 • 2017-07-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 17.7
 • 2017-07-17: Development Release: OPNsense 17.7 RC1
 • 2017-01-31: BSD Release: OPNsense 17.1
 • 2016-12-16: Development Release: OPNsense 17.1 Beta
 • 2016-07-28: BSD Release: OPNsense 16.7
 • 2016-07-04: Development Release: OPNsense 16.7 RC1
 • 2016-01-28: BSD Release: OPNsense 16.1
 • More OPNsense releases...

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Feature 19.1.1 18.7.10 17.7.12 16.7.14 15.7.18
Release Date 2019-02-05 2019-01-07 2018-01-18 2017-01-25 2015-11-09
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Version: 18.7.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-30
Votes: 7

Better then pfSense from my point of view. Nicer Webinterface, superior better features, haslefree updates. Nice support forum.

If you do not use it, think about giving it a try ;)

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Version: 18.7.9
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-18
Votes: 5

Very nice firewall and has matured quite a lot since it forked from its source. Very stable and some neat standout differentiating features like:

*Built in Suricata IDS (with snort as a plugin)
*Two-factor authentication (2FA)
*Slick modern UI that lets you do virtually everything via the Web GUI
*Fast Phalcom framework rewrite of the entire Web GUI
*Amd64 support (AES-NI not required!)
*i386 support for older devices.
*Refactored to be more secure
*OpenSSL or LibreSSL support

I like the fixed release schedule: two major releases a year and weekly security patches. Helps me manage upgrade planing. The community is also very active and friendly.

Switched from EdgeRouter to OPNsense and quite happy.

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Version: 18.7.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-26
Votes: 6

OPNSense is one of the best firewalls I have seen out there. It even supports virtualization which is great for virtual network security layering. My company uses XCP-ng which is another fine product however back to the point, OPNSense plays very nicely with it virtually. There is one glitch I have found that can crash some hardware setups. Sometimes you must turn off the TOS engine in it for networking to flow well. I love the interface compared to PFSense. I used to be a PFSense user until they cut support for nanobsd devices. As a network administrator I can tell you it is much easier to manage. I had to overcome the challenges of updating with PFSense, with every update something would go wrong and part of the firewall would no longer function (plugins wise). Things like pfblocker and snort would stop working and need to be MANUALLY uninstalled, reinstalled, and then reconfigured. Imagine doing that with 50 firewalls. NOT FUN!! Imagine those firewalls guarding emails and websites......EVEN MORE....NOT FUN!!

These guys have done a wonderful job and forum support is easy to find as well as their documentation.

I would very highly recommend this firewall even to a beginner but it has the advanced features a seasoned administrator would love to have with a simple easy to use interface for either case.

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