Netgear Releases ProSafe Gigabit VPN Firewall for SMBs
The company's new business firewall appliance is priced at $500 for the small-to medium-sized budget.
Netgear's new ProSafe Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (SRX5308) is a business firewall appliance with an advertised speed of over 1Gbps and support for two different modes of load-balancing. According to this PC World report, SMBs looking to simplify their VPN setup might also be intrigued by the SRX5308's support for both IPSec and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN access.
"In addition to the 4 WAN ports, the SRX5308 also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for high-speed LAN access, one of which can be set aside as a hardware DMZ port if you have outward-facing servers.
"SMBs looking to simplify their VPN setup might also be intrigued by the SRX5308's support for both IPSec and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN access. While enterprise firewalls have had support for SSL VPNs for a while now, most budget-friendly firewalls only supported IPSec, which typically requires more IT time and money to set up and use than the SSL equivalent. The SRX5308 supports up to 125 simultaneous IPSec VPN tunnels and 50 simultaneous SSL VPN tunnels."