NETGEAR UTM9S-100EUS ProSecure Unified Threat Management Firewall UTM9S
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The ProSecure UTM series of all-in-one gateway security firewalls combine best-of-breed enterprise-strength security technologies from Commtouch, Mailshell, and Sophos with patent-pending Stream Scanning Technology to protect businesses against today's Web, email, and network threats. Malware hosted on Web pages, phishing attacks, spam, virus infected emails, hackers, denial-of-service attacks, and other threats are now all part of a regular repertoire of sophisticated blended attacks that bypass traditional non-UTM firewalls with ease. Because comprehensive network security solutions require an abundance of processing power to examine network traffic in real time, existing all-in-one security solutions often use rudimentary security technologies that trade comprehensiveness for speed.
Note:Ensure that the factory reset is carried out and then the latest firmware is installed.
NetGear ProSecure Unified Threat Management Firewall UTM9S
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There are multiple firmware releases and you'll be forever updating and rolling back in an attempt to find the most stable....and no..the latest is not the "most stable".
Internet drops out or goes incredibly slowly and if you don't subscribe to the UTM protection package you can't upgrade the firmware after the 30 days trial period.
I added a unit to my own IT set up as well as installed one at a client's production site and both have been the biggest pain in the derrier EVER. So much so that every time I get a call, I just know it's to do with the UTM9s.
Forget the online reviews from cnet and other places that review this based on a day or two of "testing".... go to the prosecure netgear forum and read the plethora of requests for help and solutions.
Avoid this product like the plague and go for a Draytek, Watchguard or SonicWall, otherwise you'll be running around like an idiot trying to fix all the glitches that crop up.
After months of issues, Netgear have sent me an external modem. No attempt to repair or get the item working as intended, just went straight to sending me a new modem which I now have to connect to the WAN 1 port...
The product sold here (UTM9S-100EUS) however does NOT include the OPTIONAL wireless and xDSL modules.
Still this device has 3 WAN ports: 2 GigabitEthernet and one USB for 3/4G sticks.
One of the 4 Gigabit LAN ports can be used as DMZ.
The LAN ports can use 802.1Q to implement VLANs.
There are Firewall rules for inter-VLAN traffic.
This is the feature that I was looking for.
I am using this device as a non-UTM firewall and I found it convenient enough compared to other UTM and non-UTM solutions.
I am upgrading from the Netgear FVS336Gv2 which does not support VLANs.
The other Netgear Firewall SRX5308 does support VLANs but not inter-VLAN rules (just a ON-OFF switch for inter-VLAN routing).
So I found useful to upgrade to this UTM9S even if I do not intend to use UTM features but just the classic firewall ones.
The only downside is that this unit is not fanless, however the noise is minimal.
I activated the 30 day trial licenses in order to be able to update the firmware.
Please be aware that, contrary to previous non-UTM models, you need at least a "maintenance/support" license to upgrade firmware. There are licenses for Mail, Web and maintenance and you can decide which and when to buy/renew (if any).
I have been using this unit for a few days without any issue and configuration is pretty straightforward and completely consistent with the FVS336G I was coming from.
So I'm getting a Zyxel USG40 else where now and you should do the same if your reading this.
Bought this one for a project, but quite disappointed, as this one is simply a chasis, without interface card from Netgear.
Literally as I write this, I've had another call from a remote desktop user reporting an unstable and unusable connection since the date of the last firmware upgrade. We will need to roll back to the one before last. This will take 45 minutes of downtime to apply, incidentally. Jesus wept.