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OPNsense

Last Update: 2019-05-04 14:43 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: 129 (71), 6 months: 133 (74), 3 months: 188 (36), 4 weeks: 189 (35), 1 week: 190 (33)

Average visitor rating: 8.92/10 from 24 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
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://opnsense.org/downloadLinuxTracker.org
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 19.1.7
Release Date 2019-05-04
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 200-300
Free Download ISO
Installation Text mode
Default Desktop --
Package Management --
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64
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Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for OPNsense

Average rating
8.9
from 24 review(s)



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Version: 19.1.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-07
Votes: 29


Switched and been using OPNsense for 1 year now. Starting to switch clients over too.

What is great so far:
Many advance firewall features
APIs based access, WebGUI isolation, and HardenBSD (ASLR, PIE, SEGVGUARD, etc.) make it one of the more securely designed opensource firewalls.
Early support for Wireguard VPN.
Fast development and responsiveness to issues.
Devs and forums much more open to conversations and helping users with non-official hardware

Also check out Sensei add-on for layer 7 filtering and TLS inspection features! Amazing this is available in opensource solution.


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Version: 19.1.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-01
Votes: 22


good and very stable firewall. perfect alternative to pfsense. The new features are great. I like the new foldable menu.


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Version: 18.7.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-30
Votes: 19


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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