The Netgate® 1541 Security Gateway with pfSense® Plus software is our most powerful solution for medium to large business data centers or server rooms. It features a 2.1 GHz, 8-core, 16-thread Intel® Xeon® D-1541 processor with AES-NI, dual 10GBase-T ports and dual 1 Gbps RJ-45 ports. The CPIC-8955 Cryptographic Accelerator Card with QAT (QuickAssist Technology) can be added to offload encryption processing for improved VPN throughput performance. Other expansion options include a 2- or 4-Port Intel 10 GbE card for additional SFP+ ports, or a 4-Port Intel 1 GbE card for additional RJ45 ports. With RAID configurations and high availability options, the Netgate 1541 is our most robust solution for high-performance throughput and/or mission-critical deployment needs.
Featuring a Eight Core Intel Xeon® 2.1 GHz, upgradable memory up to 32 GB, and expandable network interfaces up to (8) ports the Netgate 1541 achieves up to 18.8 Gbps routing performance.
- IPERF3 Traffic: 18.8 Gbps
- IMIX Traffic: 15.1 Gbps
- IPERF3 Traffic: 18.64 Gbps
- IMIX Traffic: 12.3 Gbps
- IPERF3 Traffic: 9.30 Gbps
- IMIX Traffic: 1.77 Gbps
Netgate 1541 performance tests conducted with pfSense plus software version 22.01
CPU: Eight Core Intel Xeon® 2.1 GHz, with AES-NI compatibility, significantly improves encrypted throughput and increases RAM performance by up to 50%.
Network Ports: Expandable up to 8 network ports the Netgate 1541 features (2) 10GBase-T LAN/WAN via SoC, (2) 1 GbE LAN/WAN via Intel i350-AM2, and support for a 4-Port Intel 1 GbE, or a 2- or 4-Port X710 Intel 10 GbE SFP+ expansion card.
Storage: 500 GB M.2 SSD
Memory: 16 GB DDR4 (Expandable to 32 G ECC), DDR4 memory allows more stable, higher transfer rates for memory-intensive applications (e.g. IDS/IPS). Our hardware flexibility allows you to upgrade your memory at any time to 32 GB, future-proofing this appliance.
pfSense Plus software provides the performance, flexibility, reliability and business assurance expected from leading secure networking applications:
- Up to 10 Gbps performance
- Flexible 3rd-party application options
- Traditional management mechanisms
- Proven reliability
- Complete business assurance support
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.