NYI has announced that Netgate®, a provider of IT security and privacy platforms, powers its pfSense® software distribution and project operations at NYI's data center in New Jersey. With this partnership, NYI has exclusive access to a customized build of the pfSense software, which is immediately available as part of NYI Managed Firewall offerings.

pfSense is a best-in-class Open Source router firewall based on FreeBSD, which serves a worldwide community of more than 250,000 users. In addition to colocation space and managed services, Netgate relies on NYI for hands-on technical and engineering support. NYI and Netgate's strong partnership enables collaboration on various technologies to create new security and networking solutions that are extended to both NYI's enterprise client base and Netgate's partner community.

Netgate hardware and pfSense software delivers advanced networking, security and storage for both appliance and cloud-based infrastructures. Built on the FreeBSD open source platform, Netgate offers comprehensive and feature-rich network security solutions to the worldwide service provider, enterprise and SMB segments. Netgate customers report that deploying the peer-reviewed pfSense software results in increased reliability, security and speed of deployment while significantly reducing costs of both deployment and OAM.

"The nature of our partnership is unique in that Netgate depends on our datacenter as a launch pad for its security services and applications, and in turn NYI utilizes that security platform as the backbone of our enterprise class firewall offering," states Phil Koblence, COO for NYI. "Netgate's dedication to providing the highest levels of performance and stability is exactly what we look for in a solution partner. Through this unique partnership where NYI works directly with the software developers that write the code, NYI clients can experience true customization unlike any other security services in the marketplace. Our clients can feel assured they have the most secure and cost effective security services available." 

Security is top of mind with any sized company and by implementing NYI's security services powered by pfSense, security protection is contained in one package. In turn, this drastically simplifies the security footprint for companies, lessens compute cycles and decreases operational and capital expense, while still maintaining high-levels of security.

"Netgate considers NYI more than just a partner; its team is an extension of our staff in architecture, operations, managed NOC and is deeply involved in the evolution of the pfSense software," comments Paul Arceneaux, COO for Netgate. "Our collaborative relationship really serves as a foundation to think outside everyday solutions -- allowing for testing, development and true innovation to spark. NYI provides us support that is above and beyond our expectations, and without that spirit, we wouldn't have near the level of innovation we need to keep pushing the boundaries for our customers and user communities." 

NYI owns and operates secure and fully compliant data center facilities located in New York and New Jersey with a full suite of managed and security services, disaster recovery solutions, cloud computing and hybrid configurations. The company also has colocation space available on the West Coast to serve to meet clients' production requirements or serve as part of a disaster recovery plan.