OPNsense® partners with Sunny Valley Networks to provide next generation
firewall features on its platform.
Deciso® the founder of OPNsense® and Sunny Valley Networks announced the public
availability of Sensei, an easy-to-install plug-in, which empowers open source firewalls with
next-generation firewall features.
Sunnyvale, CA — 8/30/2019 — Today, Deciso® the founder of OPNsense® and Sunny Valley Networks
announced the public availability of Sensei, an easy-to-install plug-in, which empowers open source firewalls
with next-generation firewall features. Sensei Free Edition is made available at no cost to OPNsense users,
while the Premium Subscription, which offers more advanced features is available for purchase through
The technology behind Sensei is a very powerful packet analysis engine which can also provide protection
against encrypted cyber-attacks that are gaining momentum. Sensei technology enables cyber security tools
with utmost visibility, packet classification and fine-grained policy enforcement for any type of traffic. More
packet intelligence means better decision making. Better decision making means better success rates in
detecting & preventing cyber-attacks. Sensei provides rich packet intelligence so that the industry can enjoy
great cyber security tools.
Some of the key features that are made available to the open source firewalls include:
- Application Visibility & Control
- Drill-down Network Visibility
- User based filtering & reports
- Web Security & Cloud App Controls
- Encrypted Attacks Protection
Deciso’s CTO Jos Schellevis said “We would like to thank Sunny Valley Networks for making a free edition
available to the OPNsense community and for their help by sponsoring important O/S development for optimal
packet processing. With the introduction of Sensei’s Premium Subscription, OPNsense becomes a major player
in the UTM market.” OPNsense users can purchase a Premium Subscription through the Web Shop,
Murat Balaban, founder and CEO of Sunny Valley Networks, said “The reason we’re going to market with
OPNsense is that it already offers most of the features available in the top commercial firewalls. Based on a
security-centric BSD distribution, HardenedBSD, they have a security-first mindset. The product is very
flexible, extendable, and contrary to the general belief about open source products, proves to be very reliable
and stable. Trying to build a complete firewall product would be total waste of resources for us. So instead of
creating a full-fledged firewall product, we chose to integrate our technology into one of the top open source
network security platforms in the world.”
Deciso B.V. is a globally operating manufacturer of networking equipment. Deciso believes in the power of
open source and actively contributes to the open source community. The company was founded in 2000 and is
located in Middelharnis, the Netherlands.
OPNsense is an open source, easy-to-use and easy-to-build HardenedBSD based firewall and routing platform.
OPNsense includes most of the features available in expensive commercial firewalls, and more in many cases.
It brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources.
About Sunny Valley Networks
Bases in the heart of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, California, Sunny Valley Networks is a young and talented
team of entrepreneurs and engineers with a mission to contribute towards tomorrow's best network security
products. The company is actively backed and advised by Arché Assets International.