Netgate pfSense Certified Router/Firewall/VPN

The Netgate pfSense Certified appliance delivers advanced routing, firewall and VPN for your cloud-based infrastructure. Much more than a simple gateway or firewall solution, Netgate will cut operating expenses by providing new options for security traffic engineering. With Netgate's pfSense Certified appliance you can reduce latency and save money by routing traffic directly from VPC to VPC. Stop paying for multiple AWS VPN Gateways by terminating multiple VPN tunnels on a single appliance. You may also use the same appliance for secure remote access and Layer-2 cloud bridging, and enable ...  Read more


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Latest Version

Base Operating System
Linux/Unix, Other pfSense2.2.2/FreeBSD 10.1

Delivery Method
64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI) (Learn more)

Support

AWS Services Required
Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS

Highlights
  • Powerful, easy to configure and use, highly stable. Powered by the popular open source pfSense firewall distribution.
  • Protects and secures connections on both public and private networks using industry-standard encryption.
  • Provides greater visibility and control of network traffic in your VPCs.

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Product Description

The Netgate pfSense Certified appliance delivers advanced routing, firewall and VPN for your cloud-based infrastructure. Much more than a simple gateway or firewall solution, Netgate will cut operating expenses by providing new options for security traffic engineering. With Netgate's pfSense Certified appliance you can reduce latency and save money by routing traffic directly from VPC to VPC. Stop paying for multiple AWS VPN Gateways by terminating multiple VPN tunnels on a single appliance. You may also use the same appliance for secure remote access and Layer-2 cloud bridging, and enable privacy and anonymity for end users. This appliance also supports peer to peer tunnel operation with compatible devices, including other instances of pfSense.

Product Details

Version: 2.2.2
Available on AWS Marketplace Since: 10/25/2013
Note: Always ensure your operating system is current for your needs.

Annual Subscription Details

Annual software subscription requires one time up front payment with no ongoing charges, and covers all software fees for the selected instance type. Hourly AWS infrastructure usage fees still apply. Learn more about annual subscriptions 

Usage Instructions

An instance may be managed via ssh or https. Most of the system configurations may only be adjusted via the https interface.

To access the instance via ssh, log in as the admin user using the SSH key associated with the instance. E.g. run the command 'ssh -i my_aws_rsa_key admin@instance_host_name'. Substitute the file your private SSH key is stored in for my_aws_rsa_key and the hostname of the instance for instance_host_name.

To access the instance via https, use a web browser. Type admin for the account name. The password can be set to a value of your choice when you start the instance by setting a value of the form 'password=your_desired_password' in the "User Data" field of the "Advanced Instance Options" section of the launch screens. If you don't set a password, a random password will be set. The random password can be viewed by choosing Get System Log from the Actions menu for the instance or by logging in via ssh and examining the contents of the file /etc/motd.

Support Details

Netgate pfSense Certified Router/Firewall/VPN
Support is included with an annual subscription. For details see http://www.netgate.com/docs/aws-vpn-appliance/support.html.

AWS Infrastructure

AWS Support is a one-on-one, fast-response support channel that is staffed 24x7x365 with experienced and technical support engineers. The service helps customers of all sizes and technical abilities to successfully utilize the products and features provided by Amazon Web Services. Learn more

Refund Policy

Hourly users may cancel or stop using this service at any time. Annual subscriptions may be cancelled for a full refund within 48 hours of purchase or a prorated refund within 7 days.

Annual Subscriptions:

Annual subscription cancellations or downgrades are not supported. If you need help with or want to upgrade your subscriptions, please click here 

End User License Agreement

You will have an opportunity to review your order before launching or being charged.
Pricing Details
For region
Hourly Fees
Total hourly fees will vary by instance type and EC2 region.
Software annual pricing savings over hourly: 19%
Savings is based on the difference between the annual price and running the software at the hourly price for 24 hours over 365 days.
EBS General Purpose (SSD) volumes
You are charged once a month for both the space and performance that you reserve. Please visit the EBS pricing for more details.

Assumes On-Demand EC2 pricing
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Data Transfer Fees not included
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For lower prices you can utilize:
Reserved Instances 
Spot Instances 
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Recent Product Reviews

12/01/2014
Consistent decent performance after tuning

We sit close to 300mbps over our OpenVPN link after we used the system tunable mentioned here: https://forum.pfsense....
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09/05/2014
warning: drastically reduced network performance

we've tried virtualizing pfsense before with XenCenter and with VMWare. unless you have some really fancy set of driv...
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07/04/2014
Simple to setup and exactly what I expected!

After messing around with other OpenVPN and Firewall products, I stumbled upon Netgate's pfSense appliance and almost...
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05/21/2014
It's technically a great product, but pricey for its business value

Working everyday with products from the large telecom vendors, I tend to get the rationale of the 0.07$/h price-point...
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