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Pound-for-pound, the Netgate® 2100 security gateway appliance with pfSense® Plus software delivers unbeatable performance and flexibility in its class. It is ideal for home, remote worker, and small business deployments that require more compute resources to support the use of multiple pfSense add-on packages and VPN performance to support multiple user- and site-to-site connections. Featuring a Dual core ARM Cortex A53 1.2 GHz CPU, a dedicated 1 GbE WAN port (RJ45/SFP combo), (4) 1 GbE Marvell switch ports, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and upgradeable storage. The 2100 has additional expansion slots available for DIY LTE, Wi-Fi or M.2 SSD expansion.
The Netgate 2100 is a compact and powerful desktop device. Leveraging a Dual core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2GHz and 4GB of DDR4 RAM, the Netgate 2100 shines as a 2.20 Gbps router, 964 Mbps firewall, or 254 Mbps IPsec VPN solution.
(AES-GCM-128 / AES-NI w/ SafeXcel)
Netgate 2100 performance tests conducted with pfSense Plus software version 22.01
CPU: The Dual core ARM v8 Cortex-A53 1.2 GHz delivers 2.20 Gbps routing for common iPerf3 traffic and over 964 Mbps of firewall throughput.
Network Ports: Flexible 5-port combination including (1) 4-Port 1 GbE Marvell switch and a dedicated (1) GbE WAN RJ45/SFP combo port.
Storage: 8 GB eMMC Flash onboard (or optional 32 GB M.2 SATA 2242 SSD)
Memory: 4 GB DDR4, DDR4 memory allows more stable, higher transfer rates for memory-intensive applications (e.g. IDS/IPS).
Cooling: The passive cooling system and low power draw of the Netgate 2100 provides efficient thermal management and silent operation expected from smaller devices despite its significantly higher performance.
pfSense Plus software provides the performance, flexibility, reliability and business assurance expected from leading secure networking applications:
All at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives, pfSense Plus software is the perfect answer. Popular pfSense Plus use cases include load balancing, traffic shaping, captive portal, UTM device, DNS/DHCP Server, IDS/IPS, transparency caching proxy, web content filtering, failover WAN, and much more.