Netgate® Introduces SG-2100 Secure Networking Appliance

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Sleek, compact product ideal for home users, remote workers, and small businesses who need robust firewall and VPN throughput

The SG-2100 delivers robust routing, firewall, and VPN performance for less than $300 - making it an excellent secure networking solution for home users, remote workers, and small businesses - especially given today's need for so many to seamlessly adapt to work from home. Jamie Thomson, Netgate CEO

Netgate, the leading provider of open-source secure networking solutions, today announced the availability of the SG-2100, the latest addition to the company’s highly popular secure networking appliance family.

The SG-2100 features a dual-core ARM64 Cortex A53 1.2 GHz CPU, dedicated 1 GbE WAN port (RJ45/SFP combo), (4) 1 GbE Marvell switch ports (with a 2.5 Gbps uplink), 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, and upgradable storage. Packaged into a visually sleek and compact form factor - with low power draw and silent, fanless operation - the product is well-suited for desktop, wall, or shelf deployment.

At $299, the SG-2100 is an attractive, robust and affordable option for demanding home, remote worker, and small business use - capable of delivering 1.56 Gbps throughput as a router, 881 Mbps as a firewall, or 118 Mbps as an IPsec VPN solution.

With 4 GB of RAM, the SG-2100 has the ability to simultaneously support a wide range of pfSense® software add-on packages - especially more demanding packages like IDS/IPS that rely upon memory-based security rule sets. As well, the memory capacity positions it strongly for business and branch office deployments in search of low-cost VPN performance.

“The lower end of our appliance product line has traditionally been very attractive for home users, remote workers, and small businesses - especially given the SG-1100 and SG-3100,” said Jamie Thompson, Netgate CEO. “However, the SG-1100 is not designed for more memory-intensive firewall capabilities like IDS/IPS, and the SG-3100 is a little more than many users needed, as well as being more expensive. The SG-2100 provides a nice midpoint between the two - delivering robust firewall, VPN performance and pfSense software expandability, at a sub-$300 price point. With the new world order of global work from home stemming from the pandemic - and given that many organizations may not return back to the office any time soon, if ever - the SG-2100 is a great security gateway solution.”

For more information on the Netgate SG-2100, contact Netgate at +1 (512) 646-4100 or sales@netgate.com, or visit our store.

About Netgate

Netgate is dedicated to developing and providing secure networking solutions to businesses, government and educational institutions around the world. Netgate is the only provider of pfSense® products, which include pfSense software - the world’s leading open-source firewall, router, and VPN solution. TNSR® extends the company’s open-source leadership and expertise into high-performance secure networking – capable of delivering compelling value at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.

Netgate is a registered trademark of Rubicon Communications, LLC in the United States. TNSR is a registered trademark of Rubicon Communications, LLC in the United States and other countries. pfSense is a registered trademark of Electric Sheep Fencing, LLC in the United States and other countries.

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