pfSense Now Available To All QNAP Virtualization Station Users


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    A few months back, QNAP approached Netgate with a request. A growing number of Virtualization Station users wanted more security for their “data center in a box” deployments. QNAP wanted a proven firewall and IDS/IPS solution for their customers and specifically wanted pfSense. Today, it’s available directly from within the QNAP Virtualization Station store.

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  • So, is it safe to run pfSense on QNAP NAS? No fixes yet:
    https://www.qnap.com/de-de/security-advisory/nas-201801-08

    Also, what about the upcoming AES-NI requirements? My NAS does not have those CPU extensions it seems.



  • WOW great news! 👍 QNAP


  • Galactic Empire Netgate Banned

    @athurdent assuming you configure it correctly and limit / protect access to your host, it should be secure.

    Also, what about the upcoming AES-NI requirements? My NAS does not have those CPU extensions it seems.
    I wouldn't be worried about it, 2.5 is not likely to be out this year.



  • I replaced my USG router with the QNAP pfSense VM image and it seems to be running fine. Our DLS internet is VERY bad so I can't comment on speed. The QNAP is a TVS-882 with SSD's and spinning disks; running on Qtier. Might not be required but I dedicated two on the Qnap's NICs to WAN/LAN each on a differnt Qnap vSwitch. Had some issues with Container services not working. I'm also new to running pfSense but I like it so far and like having one less box in the closet. Couldn't get OpenVPN running (probably just me) on pfSense so I'm just running it on the QNAP like before.


 

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