Pronounced “tensor”, TNSR software is Netgate’s answer for businesses, governments, educational institutions and service providers looking for super-scale routing without the six-figure price tag.

Netgate TNSR

What is TNSR?

TNSR is an open-source based packet processing platform that delivers superior secure networking solution performance, manageability, and services flexibility. It combines VPP’s extraordinary packet processing performance with Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and other open-source technologies to provide a turnkey high-performance router which enables businesses and service providers to address today’s edge and cloud networking needs at extremely low cost.

Product Overview

TNSR® is a High-Performance Router and VPN Concentrator for edge, site-to-site and remote access VPNs via IPsec or WireGuard®.


VPN: Routed IPsec site-to-site VPNs and remote access with Mobile IPsec or WireGuard.
Management and Monitoring: Command line interface (CLI), RESTCONF API, GUI, SNMP, Prometheus Exporter, and IPFIX Exporter for simple management and monitoring.
Compatibility: IPsec and WireGuard VPN compatible software across various platforms, including pfSense Plus®, AWS®, Azure®, Cisco®, Fortinet®, Palo Alto Networks®, Sophos®, Juniper®, WatchGuard®, Barracuda®, CheckPoint®, and others.
Routing: BGP, OSPF, RIPv2, IPv4/IPv6, ECMP, and more.
Security: L2/L3/L4 ACLs, scalable to over 100,000 rules.
Open Source Technology: Vector Packet Processing (VPP), Data Plane Developer Kit (DPDK), Clixon, Free Range Routing (FRR), and others. Linux / Ubuntu base.

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Why TNSR Software?

Ultra-fast routing, IPsec Performance

  • Vector Packet Processing (VPP) revolutionises traditional kernel-based processing, enhancing performance
  • Achieve speeds of 5, 10, 40, or even 100 Gbps and beyond through cost-effective software solutions on adaptable ‘white boxes,’ rather than ‘vendor lock-in’ hardware
  • Experience consistent packet processing even with small packet sizes, ensuring smooth handling
  • Network interfaces no longer weakened when dealing with encrypted data. Performance remains robust, unaffected by heavy traffic loads.

Management Flexibility

  • Configure and monitor each router instance using the RESTCONF API, incorporating automation for dynamic adjustments
  • User-friendly Command Line Interface for swift and convenient command execution
  • Utilise Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for comprehensive monitoring capabilities, integrating with network monitoring systems and SNMP-enabled software

Deployment Flexibility

  • Choose from Netgate appliance or virtual machine instances suitable for diverse settings like remote workstations, office environments, and data centers
  • Available on AWS and Azure for commercial and government cloud deployments

Prime-time Ready

  • Trusted by a wide array of customers across enterprise, xSP, and government networks, demonstrating reliability in demanding environments
  • Gain access to 24/7 support from experienced professionals for continuous assistance
  • Access professional services and training to address specific needs effectively
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