After being one of the most requested features for pfSense, Netgate announced that WireGuard support is coming to the popular open source software for firewalls, VPNs and routers.
The development of a kernel-resident implementation of the new VPN protocol for FreeBSD and pfSense has been more than a year in the works. WireGuard committed to FreeBSD in November last year and the protocol can now be viewed in pfSense Community Edition (CE) 2.5.0.
Users who want to take advantage of the speed and privacy benefits that WireGuard offers can download the source code from it pfSense public code repository and binary images are also available for those following the 2.5.0 development branch update from the pfSense GUI.
Netgate also announced that pfSense is changing pfSense Factory Edition (FE) to pfSense Plus, while PfSense CE will remain as is. PfSense FE currently ships with official Netgate / pfSense hardware and is also available in cloud instances.
According to a new blog post of Netgate, while pfSense FE and pfSense CE have been closely related for quite some time, the main differences are the support for additional hardware platforms (Arm), support for Cloud Service Provider (CSP) platforms (AWS and Azure), and additional configuration wizards.
The initial release of pfSense Plus (21.02) will be available to all Netgate customers and will be installed on all of the company’s devices and all new CSP partner market authorities.
Interested users can check out this FAQ from Netgate for more information on pfSense Plus.