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Netgear FVS318 ProSafe VPN Firewall Review

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Introduction

Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall

Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall (FVS318)
Summary 8 port SPI based router with built-in IPsec endpoint for up to 8 tunnels. Also has content filtering and email hack alerts.
Update None
Pros • Scheduleable keyword-based website filtering
• Built-in 10/100 8 port switch with auto MDI/MDI-X
• Easy setup
Cons • No port filtering
• Admin interface can be irritating
• VPN performance could limit some high-bandwidth connections
• VPN tunnel doesn't support NetBIOS broadcast (MS Network browsing)

Judging from the number of requests that I received to review this product, NETGEAR's FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall has generated a good deal of interest. Although I found a lot to like, its VPN performance doesn't set any speed records, and there are some rough spots that NETGEAR needs to smooth out...




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Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

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Great value..

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4.7
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Reviewed by Rick W
June 02, 2013
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Gig ports would be nice to have otherwise this is a great product and would highly recommend it!

 

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2.0
Reviewed by rich
April 22, 2013
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Nice Review. FYI the FVS-318 works well with pfSense. The logfiles are very small so if there's an issue you'll have to look "right now" if you're going to catch anything in the logs or setup the email option.