• SG-4860 pfSense® Security Gateway Appliance

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Item #: SG-4860
Our Price: $749.00
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The SG-4860 desktop system is a state of the art pfSense® Security Gateway appliance, featuring the Quad Core Intel® Atom™ C2558 2.4 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.


  • 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: 8,000,000


  • 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:

  • SMB with Medium Sized Networks
  • Small to Medium Sized Branch Office with heavy loads
  • Managed Service Providers (MSP) / Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) On Premises Appliance
  • Anyone with High-Speed Gigabit Connections
  • Many 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 C2558 2.4 Ghz with Intel QuickAssist
CPU Cores Quad Core
Networking 6x Gigabit Ethernet Ports total:
   4x Intel I350 ( SoC Intel I354 Quad GbE on-die MACs )
   2x Intel I211
Storage 32GB eMMC Flash on board
Memory 8GB 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 104°F (40°C)
Power Consumption 7W (idle)
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS, UL


Your purchase includes all of these super neat things, which will help you get started with pfSense:
  • Access to the online version of the continuously updated official pfSense book (700+ pages)
  • ACB: Auto-Configuration Backup Service 
  • Monthly live education hangouts featuring in depth pfSense topics hosted by our core developers
  • Access to the archive of education hangouts



  • 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.
  • 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.

 * Units produced prior to 1 December 2015 have 4 GB eMMC flash. Units produced after 1 December 2015 have 32GB eMMC flash.


Average Rating:
(based on 10 reviews)

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by Jason
on 10/2/2017
from Look Behind You
There are not enough words
I replaced a Meraki mx64 FW thing.. It maxes out at 250/250. I am only paying for a 100/20 at home and avged 150/18 with the Meraki. 

I picked up a netgate running PFSense and all of a sudden my avg speed is ~300/50.. didnt upgrade my service yet, just removed the Meraki FW. 

Will never use anything else. 
by Lee
on 10/21/2016
PFsense wins
I switched to all PFSENSE for my new and existing clients. Bought 3 of these to start. No more problems and far less overhead. Simple updates, simple management and reasonable costs. I was using WATCH GUARD products previously but they made their systems incredible cumbersome to renew subscriptions.
by Jeff
on 8/14/2015
Great firewall, easy to setup!
Our company just replaced the aged Shorewall appliance that was doing our firewalling and VPN with the SG-4860. Setup and installation went very smoothly and came off without any problems. This is the first time I ever used pfsense, and found the setup to be very straight forward and well documented. The device itself has performed flawlessly so far. We have noticed a increase in connection quality from our old device as well; webpages load faster, etc. The amount of insight pfsense has given us into network traffic is amazing as well! We are almost overwhelmed with the data available, compared the minimal info we had before. So far this seems to be an excellent product, both software and hardware, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality firewall solution.
by alex84
on 7/21/2015
Excellent silent firewall that has fast performance and low power consumption.
Don't let the small footprint fool you. This unit is very powerful and can easy handle an 1 Gbit fiber connection. This unit has gone throw some speed and nat testing all without breaking a sweat. We also need fast vpn performance and this unit can give ous that, unmatched by any other brand on the market in this price range. A big plus is also that there are no license or virtual limits in the software or hardware. What you buy is what you get and you can utilize the unit to it's max. I can strongly recommend this unit with it's excellent performance, small footprint, low power and great easy to use pfsense software.
by D
on 7/3/2015
Love these devices
I am replacing a whole bunch of my 3 port ALIX boxes with these. Most of my locations now have >100Mbps Internet, so replacement was needed. These are much faster, both at processing traffic and navigating the web interface. Very easy to set up too.
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