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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > ZyXEL > ZyXEL ZyWALL ZWUSG20 Internet Security Firewall with 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 2 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN , and 3G WAN Support

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Good Device but Quirky
Pros: Inexpensive, seems high quality construction, fast, interface is well laid out
Cons: Difficult documentation to find things. Simple tasks are often difficult to perform. The interface is quirky in that if it does not like something it seems to freeze up. This may or may not cause a crash. For instance to change the IP address of the first LAN zone (lan1), if you are plugged into lan1, the interface will freeze. The same if you log in through the lan1 address. If you yous lan2 and sign in thru the wan address you can change the IP address without a freeze up. The first time I have had a device that is this touchy. This is a high quality device but it is not for the faint of heart or the newbie!
Other Thoughts: Tech support seems very busy. On hold for a long time and email questions often take two days for an answer.
Reviewed By:RRBill from WI,12/5/2014 5:04:30 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > ZyXEL > ZyXEL ZyWALL ZWUSG20W 802.11n Wireless Internet Security Firewall with 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 2 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN , and 3G WAN Support

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Best For the Price
Pros: For the price you cant beat the control you have of the this, not to mention the option for a 32GB USB drive you can attach and use as a NAS.
The GUI interface is fantastic for any and all controls, words cannot describe how great of a product this is.
Cons: none
Reviewed By:Nate,12/3/2014 9:02:18 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > Dell SonicWALL > Sonicwall 01-SSC-6942 TZ105 UTM Secure Firewall

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Sonic wall TZ
Pros: set up was OK
Cons: Now owned by DELL service contract that I paid extra for is worthless waste of money. No clear English spoken. Each month it go's down and after 3hrs and many changes were back up. But every month! Its crazy. I will be looking for another firewall when my extended contract is up. Its typical DELL sales are good service is horrid
Other Thoughts: Look at other options, a company who has true American speaking service techs
Reviewed By:Kevin in FLA,11/14/2014 2:10:45 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > Netgear Inc. > NETGEAR SRX5308-100NAS ProSafe Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Beware!
Pros: Cheap, not very loud. Seems like plenty of routing and VPN options if you're running a supported OS (Windows). Supports RADIUS authentication.
Cons: We wanted a VPN solution that offered PPTP, L2TP, and SSL, but without any of the restrictions that are found with other devices, such as high price, limited speeds, or proprietary clients. This looked like it would work perfectly.

Boy, was I wrong.

Yeah, it supports L2TP, but not "L2TP/IPSec w/ PSK". So it doesn't work right with many of the operating systems that use that (such as OS X, Android, iOS, etc.).

And PPTP? It has limited options for that, and so far we've not been able to get any client to connect to it using PPTP.

The device apparently doesn't keep logs for anything other than IPSec and SSL, making it rather hard to diagnose connection issues.

And SSL VPN? It uses Netgear's proprietary SSL VPN that requires their own Neatgear client to be installed. And the client they provide is several years old. It is an *unsigned* Java applet. Are they serious? Java 7/8 by default blocks unsigned apps because of the security issues with allowing such a thing. While you can add the VPN device's IP to your Java whitelist to get it to run, you shouldn't have to. The SSL VPN client is filled with poor grammar and misleading error messages, as well. It sort of works. Unlike L2TP and PPTP, we did get the SSL VPN to connect. Unfortunately, the client requires root access to install certain files, and the Netgear forums have mini-guides that instruct users on how to enable the root account on OS X just to get the software to install (you must run a web browser as root, seriously). Once installed, users will still get bombarded with security errors (at least 3) any time they connect, simply because of it being an insecure/unsigned Java applet and the poor programming of the applet that will complain about lack of root access (because that is what every user needs, right?).

With an SSL client that looks like it was poorly slapped together several years ago and less L2TP and PPTP compatibility than a Windows Server installation from a decade ago, it's obvious that Netgear has no intention of supporting this device.
Other Thoughts: If you want to run a VPN server that allows actual clientless connections for PPTP and L2TP/IPSec w/ PSK, and the security and functionality of SSL VPN, I would suggest just setting up a Linux server w/ OpenVPN or even a Windows Server w/ OpenVPN.
Reviewed By:Xenomorph,11/14/2014 10:54:06 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > Dell SonicWALL > SONICWALL 01-SSC-6945 TZ 205 Network Security Appliance

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 OK....but
Pros: Small, Compact, seems to work well. Install wizard works good. I have owned previous sonic walls, so the configuration was not a mystery.
Cons: Claims to be 12000 connections, Only 10000. Subtract 1 egg for misrepresentation.
Other Thoughts: Dell customer service sucks. When trying to contact them to point out the error in the specification, the only reply was that your support agreement is expired. This is on the 6th day of owning the device.
Reviewed By:David,11/12/2014 2:41:20 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > ZyXEL > ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 It works well and fast.
Pros: Nearly plug and play with a decent GUI. I got my school network up and running in 30 minutes with VPN. Not using the trial-ware which will cut throughput in half. Running with FIOS at 100/100 with no issues.
Cons: Don't have any issues yet.
Reviewed By:OLGMarty,10/20/2014 5:08:01 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > Netgear Inc. > NETGEAR UTM50EW-100NAS 40000 Simultaneous Sessions 400 Mbps ProSecure UTM50 Appliance with 1-year Subscription Bundle Web, Email, and Support & Maintenance Subscriptions – Unlimited Users

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Good performance, POOR support
Pros: Good hardware, performance and price point.
Cons: Netgear doesn't seem to realize that their enterprise offerings can't afford to be treated like the home networking side of the their business. They are very slow to address known security issues in this product. Ex. Heartbleed. I called and NO ONE had a comment on the status of a fix and customers had to wait WEEKS to see the issue resolved. Additionally, they don't have any security announce mailing list or security website for the enterprise products like other enterprise security vendors.
Other Thoughts: Netgear needs to start treating the enterprise customer with a higher level of support than its $100 home network customer.
Reviewed By:J,10/12/2014 4:49:15 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > Dell SonicWALL > SONICWALL 01-SSC-4906 TZ 105 TotalSecure 1-year

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Works great
Pros: Seller was great. Arrived fast. Device was easy to configure. Using it on home network so it has a lot more functionality than I actually need but very satisfied.
Cons: None. Only had it a month so we will see how it goes. So far so good.
Reviewed By:Zippync,10/10/2014 10:30:24 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > Dell SonicWALL > SONICWALL 01-SSC-6945 TZ 205 Network Security Appliance

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Great reputation but poor quality
Pros: Good color - very clean looking and the unit is shipped in a gorgeous cardboard box. The plastic wrap surrounding the unit seemed to be high quality and very transparent. The adhesive tape securing the package appeared to be applied straight and with nary a wrinkle.
Cons: This unit was selected as a more high-throughput option to the 7 year-old Linksys RV082 router. Sadly, this router is a far cry slower that the old Linksys. In actual speed tests the SonicWall is faster than the Linksys, but the time required to load web pages, S/R email, or download a file is much slower with the SonicWall TZ-205. And if you'd like to talk to someone for support or maybe allow an experienced tech to look at configuration in a remote session, it ain't happening.
Other Thoughts: I had great success with other SonicWall routers and security appliances, but this one has found a home on the DNU (do not use) lit. It's a great router, it just doesn't do the job it was intended to.
Reviewed By:N/A,9/24/2014 7:41:40 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Firewalls / Security Appliances > ZyXEL > ZyXEL ZyWALL USG50 Internet Security Firewall with Dual-WAN, 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 5 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and 3G WAN Support

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great for Small Business
Pros: Reliable, easy to work with, good tech support
Cons: None that I know of
Other Thoughts: I have used these for a few different clients and once I became familiar with them I have found them to be a great solution for small businesses
Reviewed By:N/A,9/9/2014 10:47:09 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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