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Deciso announces OPNsense Open Source Firewall Initiative

January 5, 2015 - Deciso announces OPNsense Open Source Firewall Initiative. OPNsense combines the best of open source and closed source firewalls. It brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources combined with a simple BSD license. This makes OPNsense the platform of choice for users, developers and commercial partners.

Companies that want to use OPNsense to create a branded version, extend its features, or even create a fork and build upon the same codebase are allowed to do so under the 2-clause BSD license.

The large feature set OPNsense includes several high-end features like load balancing, high availability and captive portal. The modern and easy-to-use Bootstrap based user interface makes configuring and managing the firewall a comfortable task for administrators. And maybe the best part; All sources and build tools are freely available without special clauses and without licensing costs.

“We put high value in the community around OPNsense,” says Jos Schellevis, Deciso’s CTO. “The OPNsense project wants to give users, developers and businesses a friendly, stable and transparent environment.”

About Deciso

Deciso B.V. is a global manufacturer of networking equipment. The company designs and produces complete products for integrators, oems and resellers. Deciso believes in the power of open source and actively contributes to the open source community. The company is founded in 2000 and is located in Middelharnis, the Netherlands.

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