Forwards WAN Packets at Gigabit Line Rate and offers multi-WAN configuration options
Netgear has launched ProSafe Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (SRX5308), a virtual private network (VPN) firewall for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises that is claimed to offer ultra-high-performance, multidimensional business-class security and up to 1Gbps performance.
According to Netgear, the new business firewall comes with four Gigabit WAN ports and features a hardware-accelerated data flow architecture that enables 1Gbps LAN-to-WAN of firewall throughput. It provides remote users the ability to build VPN tunnels to the corporate office to access centralised data using the IP Security (IPsec) standard or software clientless Secure Socket Layers (SSL).
The company said that SRX5308 supports up to 125 IPsec VPN tunnels and 50 SSL VPN tunnels simultaneously, while its IPsec VPN tunnels deliver site-to-site tunnels connecting multiple offices together, as well as legacy, client-based remote access. The SSL VPNs support encryption algorithms and features such as automatic cache cleanup after session termination to ensure protection.
The new appliance also combines network-level security and application-level malware screening, anti-spam, and URL/content filtering. The SRX5308 VPN router is a SNMP-manageable network offering furnishing multidimensional security, such as denial-of-service (DoS) attack protection, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL keyword filtering, SYSLOG support, configurable hardware DMZ port, e-mail reporting, logging and real-time alerts, the company said.
In addition, the SRX5308 contains an Auto Detect function that connects to a user’s ISP promptly; a web-based ProSafe Control Center graphical user interface (GUI); an Install Assistant to reduce setup time; and an IPsec VPN wizard, Netgear added.