Take a look at what makes TNSR the fastest packet processing engine at a fraction of the cost


Ludicrous Speed

TNSR utilizes cutting edge open source technology like Vector Packet Processing and Data Plane Development Kit to generate more than two orders of magnitude faster processing power. 

Services Flexibility

From routing to NGFW, to advanced packet monitoring, inspection, and policy enforcement - easily insert new secure networking functions, all without expensive software upgrades or complex licensing schemas.

Open Source

TNSR brings together several different open source projects, and each provides direct access to source code, allowing organizations to inspect and modify code, and not be confined by vendor restrictions.

Easy Orchestration

Configuration changes are fast and easy. RESTFUL API enables automation across multiple instances simultaneously from 3rd party software stacks.

Cost Savings

TNSR processes packets in user space instead of the kernel. There is no need for proprietary hardware or ASIC's. TNSR can be deployed on generic silicon, slashing traditional networking costs. 

Deployment Versatility

Every organization is in some state of transition to the cloud and virtualization. Whether your requirements are premises, cloud, hybrid, or native cloud, TNSR can be deployed as you need.

TNSR Applications 

Insignia - high speed routing over ipsec v1.4

High Speed Site-to-Site IPsec VPN

TNSR crushes traditional secure routing economics - opening the door for widespread deployment of high-speed routed IPsec. TNSR provides secure high-speed routing solutions at 1, 10, 40, 100 Gbps, and beyond - at a fraction of the price of alternatives.

Insignia - firewall

High-Volume Access Control

Zero Trust Networking is gaining in popularity - and it makes sense - Why assume actors, systems or services operating from within the security perimeter should be automatically trusted? You shouldn't.

Insignia - vRouter v1.2


Fully integrating DPDK, VPP, CLIXON, strongSwan and Free Range Routing into a commercially viable offering. TNSR enables the functions of traditional network appliances to be performed in software on standard Commercial Off-the-Shelf hardware.

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The freedom you need. The value you crave. 

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Need more speed? Encryption? More sessions? TNSR lets you easily and affordably scale performance as needs change. 



Organizations change. Business needs evolve. Whether you are transitioning to virtualization or migrating to the cloud, TNSR deploys as you need.



Managing secure networking is complex, and organizations manage differently depending on their needs CLI? GUI? API-based orchestration across tens, hundreds or thousands of instances? TNSR gives you the option to manage as you need. 



Easily insert new secure networking functions without expensive software upgrades or complex licensing schemas.



 TNSR integrates an array of open source components into an enterprise-ready, scalable, easy-to-manage packet processing solution.

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Vector Packet Processing

VPP propels TNSR to speed gains of two orders of magnitude over traditional packet processing solutions. For a full explanation and deeper dive into Vector Packet Processing visit our VPP Simplified document here.


Data Plane Development Kit boosts packet processing performance, allowing more time for data plane applications. DPDK can improve performance by up to ten times.


Clixon is an easy to use toolkit with interactive CLI, NETCONF and RESTCONF interfaces. Based on a YANG-based configuration manager, Clixon is for devices requiring a config interface such as routers and switches. 


A RESTCONF API breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules. Each module addresses a particular underlying part of the transaction. This modularity provides flexibility and takes advantage of HTTP methodologies defined by the RFC 2616 protocol.

strongSwan IPsec Management

strongSwan is a complete IPSec solution providing encryption and authentication to servers and clients. It can be used to secure communications with remote networks, so that connecting remotely is the same as connecting locally.

Free Range Routing

Free Range Routing (FRR) is an open source routing project, designed to provide a full routing stack that can run on top of a network OS.  FRR’s seamless integration with the native Linux/Unix IP networking stacks makes it applicable to a wide variety of use cases including connecting hosts/VMs/containers to the network, advertising network services, LAN switching and routing, Internet access routers, and Internet peering.


Want to explore our pricing options?

If you have found everything you were looking for and are ready to explore TNSR's pricing options visit our pricing page. 




From technical papers to video breakdowns, our resources have everything you need to know about TNSR.

Visit our TNSR documentation to fully configure your TNSR platform, from the basics all the way to implementing applications.


customer applications

Extreme speed. Orchestration managed. Open flexibility. Ready to set your network free?

Open source software is demolishing the notion that high-speed packet processing applications require leviathan hardware for performance and scale. Netgate’s TNSR leverages’s Vector Packet Processing and other open source projects, creating commercial solutions that tackle a host of secure networking needs for enterprises and service providers.

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platform overview

Information owners are under intense pressure to make information highly accessible - but at the same time secure from damage, loss or theft. And this must be accomplished inexpensively.

Old legacy platforms aren't cutting it anymore. Learn how the TNSR platform is leveraging commodity silicon-based hardware to create orders of magnitude improvement in processing speed, connection flexibility, scale, and cost.

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TNSR is the world's fastest packet processing solution. We’ve tested it in key application scenarios. View the hard numbers that show how uniquely powerful TNSR really is. 

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data sheet

Based on’s Vector Packet Processing (VPP) and Data Plane Developer Kit (DPDK), TNSR software can route 10 Gbps, 100 Gbps, a  1Tbps, and beyond on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. TNSR Business also enables the SG-5100 to be managed by IT automation platforms like Ansible®, SaltStack®, Puppet®, or Chef™ - enabling speed, scale, and low-cost deployment / operation. See the data sheet for a full breakdown.

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