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Last Update: 2017-12-20 18:44 UTC

OPNsense is a FreeBSD-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) and a custom build based on HardenedBSD. OPNsense also includes an update mechanism that delivers important security updates in a timely fashion.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 112 (88), 6 months: 114 (89), 3 months: 138 (69), 4 weeks: 93 (135), 1 week: 28 (458)

Average visitor rating: 9.09/10 from 11 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 LinuxQuestions.org
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:
 • 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 17.7.11 16.7.14 15.7.18
Release Date 2017-12-20 2017-01-25 2015-11-09
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Version: 17.7.11
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-11
Votes: 2

Great built in network monitoring tools. Actively developed. I contributed financially, and I only do that when it's worth it.

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Version: 17.7.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-19
Votes: 7

I have been using this on my network for 6 months now. The features offered are enterprise grade and very secure. I love the graphing and reporting. This makes troubleshooting the network very easy. Keep up the good work. I am rolling this out for some of our customers.

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Version: 17.7.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-16
Votes: 0

I've moved to OPNsense from pfSense. The OPNsense team has made many worthwhile improvements (improved GUI, numerous security updates, fixed, and choices) to the project and are much more responsive. There have been some bugs, which is expected with a newish project, that have been quickly fixed. At the moment, I would recommend this as the SOHO/SMB FW distribution of choice, but would recommend a commercial solution in an enterprise environment.

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