FreeBSD-Powered Firewall Distro OPNsense 16.1 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 28 January 2016 at 12:40 PM EST. 3 Comments
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OPNsense, the open-source firewall project powered by FreeBSD that began as a fork of pfSense, is out with a new release.

OPNsense 16.1 was developed over the past half-year and is a big update. OPNsense 16.1 has upgraded to using a FreeBSD 10.2 base, support for a high-speed IPS mode, a redesigned captive portal, firewall improvements, and a wide range of other work.

If you are interested in learning more about OPNsense 16.1 you can find the complete change-log via the OPNsense Forums.
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