Netgear on Monday announced the availability of its ProSafe 8-Port VPN Firewall (model FVS318G). It's priced at $139.
The device is intended for small businesses that need remote access and Internet access for employees with secure connections. It provides Virtual Private Networking (VPN) access using the Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) standard, and sports eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, one Gigabit Wide Area Network (WAN) port and up to 25 megabit per second broadband throughput.
The new firewall also employs a software-configurable hardware DMZ port to help facilitate a server connection or another connection for a device on the network that remote users need to access.
Other features include Network Address Translation (NAT) routing and "classical" routing, support for up to five simultaneous IPsec VPN tunnels, Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection and multiple VPN passthroughs. It integrates with network monitoring software and products using SNMP, features IKE authentication, e-mail reporting and more.
The ProSafe Control Center configuration screen and install assistant is Web-based, and the device is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems.