• SG-2440 pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance

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Item #: SG-2440
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SG-2440 pfSense Security Gateway

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The SG-2440 desktop system is a state of the art pfSense® Security Gateway appliance, featuring the Dual Core Intel® Atom™ C2358 1.7 GHz, with AES-NI and Intel QuickAssist acceleration to support a high level of I/O throughput and optimal performance per watt.  This pfSense appliance can be configured as a firewall, LAN or WAN router, VPN appliance, DHCP Server, DNS Server, and IDS/IPS with optional packages to deliver a high performance, high throughput front-line security architecture at a excellent price per gigabit.

Built with performance, versatility, and low total cost of ownership in mind, pfSense systems meet the growing needs of organizations of all sizes. 

Key features:



  • No artifical limits or add-ons required to make your system fully functional.
  • No additional usage or feature based pricing. Enjoy unlimited users, unlimited firewall rules, unlimited IPsec tunnels, dual WAN, etc.
  • Low power requirements to help save you money.
  • No moving parts to wear out. This system is designed for a long deployment lifetime.
  • Includes one year of pfSense Premium Software Support



  • From firewall to Unified Threat Management, get all the security features you need to protect your home or business.
  • Flexible configuration and support for multi-WAN, high availability, VPN, load balancing, reporting and monitoring, etc.
  • Add optional packages such as Snort or Suricata for IDS/IPS and network security monitoring, Squid for optimized content delivery and SquidGuard for anti-spam/anti-phishing and URL filtering.1
  • Maximum Active Connections: 3,900,000



  • Manage pfSense settings through our web-based GUI.
  • No fumbling with a command line interface or typing arcane commands.



  • Connect via encrypted Virtual Private Networks (VPN) between your offices, let mobile workers connect security, or connect to the Cloud!
  • Use the built-in Amazon VPC Wizard to easily establish VPN connections with your Amazon EC2 cloud.


Best For:

  • Small Businesses 
  • Small to Medium Sized Business Networks
  • Small to Medium Sized Branch Office
  • Managed Service Provider / Managed Security Service Provider (MSP/MSSP) On Premises Appliance
  • Teleworkers needing an "Always-Up" network or VPN connections


Software Features:

pfSense is a free, open source firewall and router platform based on FreeBSD that is functionally competitive with expensive, proprietary commercial firewalls. pfSense can be configured as a stateful packet filtering firewall, a LAN or WAN router, VPN Appliance, DHCP Server, DNS Server, or can be configured for other applications and special purpose Appliances. This next generation pfSense security appliance features include:

  • Stateful packet filtering firewall or pure router
  • Routing policy per gateway and per-rule for multiple WAN, failover, load balancing
  • Transparent layer 2 firewall
  • Support for IPV6, NAT, BGP
  • Captive portal with MAC filtering, RADIUS support, etc
  • VPN: IPsec, OpenVPN, PPTP
  • Dynamic DNS client
  • DHCP Server and Relay functions
  • PPPoE Server
  • Reporting and monitoring features with real time information
  • Learn more about the features of pfsense 

Hardware Specification:

CPU Intel "Rangeley" Atom C2358 1.7 Ghz with Intel QuickAssist
CPU Cores Dual Core
Networking 4x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
SoC Intel I354 Quad GbE on-die MACs
Storage 32GB eMMC Flash on board
Memory 4GB DDR3L
Expansion 1x mSATA, 2x miniPCIe
Console Port Mini USB
USB Ports 2x 2.0 ports
 LED Power/Status/SATA Activity
Enclosure Desktop 1.5" tall x 6.8" deep x 7" wide 
Form Factor Standard mini-ITX 170mm x 170mm
Cooling Passive
 Power External ITE P/S AC/DC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 12V 4.16A
AC Inlet: IEC320-C14 (3 PIN)
Power Cord: NEMA 5-15P to IEC320-C13
Environmental 32°F (0°C) to 149°F (65°C)
Power Consumption 7W (idle)
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS, UL

Additional information:


  • Netgate Global Support is available 24x7x365. Select your subscription plan and term at the top of this page. 
  • For service level descriptions click here.
  • Netgate Global Support FAQ is here.
  • A complete pricing table for all levels of support is here.
  • Community based software support is available here.
  • How does Partner pass-through support work?
  • One year manufacturers hardware warranty.
  • Standard 30 day return policy.
  • All specifications subject to change without notice.
1 Free packages.
2 Future pfSense distributions will have support for QuickAssist. AES-NI support is included.

 * Note boards produced prior to 7 December 2016 have 8GB eMMC flash. Boards produced after 7 December 2016 have 32GB eMMC flash.


Average Rating:
(based on 21 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 21 Reviews:

by Jack
on 5/27/2017
from Trondheim
Quality and powerful product
I picked up the SG-2400 for our home to replace the ISP provided router, which was put into bridge mode upon arrival of the SG-2440. Upon arrival i was surprised the unit was so small, i thought it would have been slightly bigger.

Initial setup was smooth and the console port worked as described. I did have to "Google" how to get connected with Putty which is something they could have added as provided documentation in the box. But there is enough online documentation that is most likely isn't necessary.

I have a 250/250 fiber connection which this unit handles with ease. Absolutely no problems there. Initial tests prove that this unit can push 1Gbps across the interfaces without any problems. Even when activating snort on a specific interface and re-running the tests it still manages to push 1Gbps without interrupting connectivity or throughput

I'm very happy with my purchase and will buy from PFsense/Netgate again when the need arrises
by Dar | HELIA
on 4/19/2016
from Calgary, Canada
The only Security Appliance we recommand.
We've reviewed other products including Untangle and Meraki and PFSense appliances still win.  

If you want to avoid the trending Pay Annual Maintenance Drain that is a trend with American technology companies today and still want an enterprise grade device,  the SG-2440 is for you.

A high performance security appliance requires a product that delivers more.  Retail purchased routers and firewalls are good but lack essential services like:
- Outbound routing configuration
- Intrusion Detection System
- Advanced content caching
- Advanced proxy reporting
- a plugin based architecture.

PFSense has all of these and makes it the defacto standard for any company concerned with security and needing more that a retail firewall can deliver.

We only recommend PFSense and the SG-2440
by Cecil
on 3/6/2016
This is a very nice product. I used this to replace my Commercial ASUS RT-AC68P router. I have a 75M Down and 3M up Broadband connection. With the ASUS, I was getting 40-50 down and 2.5 to 3M up. With this dandy device, I'm getting consistently 85M down and 5M up. The nice Commercial grade firewall is a bonus. This thing performs as an exceptional router and firewall in one device. The options I have available now are tremendous. I haven't scratched the surface yet with it. Thanks PFSENSE for a great product.
by Marco
on 1/12/2016
Nothing much more to say. Can't wait for 2.3!
by Bernard Okanga
on 8/27/2015
Simple to configure, power in features
I have always used PfSense but on PCs. It has never let me down as with my specific uses (captive portal and failover). PfSense works just the way you want it to work without much ado. I can simply tell it that please let User X go through link A, let user Y go thru link B, let User Z use all the links and so on. It just obeys and will do exactly that. I bought this appliance coz I needed more runtime from my improvised power backup and also liked the reset feature though I have not tested it. Kudos guys.
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