The Netgate® 4100 with pfSense® Plus software is one of the most versatile security gateways in its class. It combines the power of a Dual-Core Intel® Atom® C3338R Core CPU with integrated QuickAssist & AES-NI, and 4 GB of memory for a snappy user experience, delivering over 8.15 Gbps of L3 routing across six independent – (2) 1 GbE and (4) 2.5 GbE – flexible WAN/LAN ports.
The Netgate 4100 is ideal for pro-home, small/medium businesses, or edge deployments that require flexible port configurations to support 1 to 2.5 Gbps WAN capabilities across (2) RJ45 copper / SFP fiber Combo WAN ports and (4) discrete, unswitched 2.5 Gbps RJ-45 ethernet LAN ports – all in a silent desktop form factor.
Netgate 4100 performance tests conducted with pfSense Plus software version 22.01
CPU: Intel® Atom® C3338R with QAT, 2-core @ 1.8 GHz. Delivers 8.15 Gbps routing for common iPerf3 traffic and over 4.09 Gbps of firewall throughput.
Network Ports: 6 Independent 1G and 2.5G Flexible WAN/LAN Configurations. Use a combination of 6 ports for maximum flexibility – with 1 and 2.5 Gbps WAN capabilities across RJ45 and SFP ports, as well as 4 discrete, unswitched 2.5 Gbps LAN ports
Storage: 16 GB eMMC (or optional 128 GB NVMe M.2 SSD with Netgate 4100 Max)
Memory: 4 GB DDR4 RAM, 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 4100 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.