Open Source Security Platform OPNsense Releases Version 22.7 Nicknamed “Powerful Panther”
Deciso announces the immediate availability of OPNsense 22.7 named “Powerful Panther.”
The Powerful Panther marks the 210th release and the 16th major release of the popular open source firewall and security platform.
Since 2015 the project hosts the fastest growing open source firewall community worldwide, with almost 25000 forum members and over 200 source code contributors.
The latest release is based upon FreeBSD 13.1 that, again, offers lots of improvements and performance enhancements. Even more exciting than the updated OS is the long list of new features and enhancements that this release introduces.
22.7 offers new simplified and natural sorting in the alias diagnostics as well as visibility and performance improvements for large number of port aliases. It also ads support for IEEE802.1ad stacked VLANs also known as QinQ and offers advanced DDOS protection using syncookies.
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For those regularly using IPsec, the improved status information page offers a better and more complete picture of the current status.
On top of that, CrowdSec has officially released their plugin for inclusion with this major release. CrowdSec offers a collaborative Cyber Security effort to secure the internet, our countries, companies, institutions, privacies, and personal data.
Developers can enjoy the migration to PHP 8, Phalcon 5 and the extended API now offering VLAN support and Unbound (DNS) overrides.
The Panther is an intelligent and agile animal. They are incredible climbers and able to keep a watchful eye out for prey without being spotted. Likewise, OPNsense keeps your network safe with its powerful threat detection features and (commercial) extensions such as CrowdSec, Suricata and Zenarmor.
OPNsense is the fastest growing open-source security platform with an Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved 2-clause or simplified BSD license. Its feature set is extensive and ranges from router/firewall to inline intrusion detection and prevention.
It is the only open-source product that comes with the highly valued Proofpoint ET Pro ruleset at no cost in the form of the ET Pro Telemetry edition.
The project is defined by its innovation through modularizing and hardening, simple and reliable firmware upgrades, multi-language support, hardened security, fast adoption of upstream software updates as well as a large and friendly community.
As with every release, the latest security patches have been applied and the latest component versions have been included. The mission to make OPNsense the most widely used open source security platform is well on its way.
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