Fast routing throughput
Overall, I like the Cisco RV180. Clearly, it is a fast router. But it is also quite solid as a VPN router, with easy Site-to-Site VPN configurations, inclusion of the QuickVPN client and support for PPTP VPN tunnels. If I could ask for one thing, I would like to see menu responsiveness improved. In summary, I think a network can never be too fast, and the Cisco RV180 presents compelling performance at a reasonable price.
The SSL312 has much in common, feature-for-feature, with many of its more expensive pedigreed brethren such as the Juniper Netscreen SA700 and the Cisco ASA 5500. The SA700 costs roughly $1500 and the 5500 can easily cost several thousand dollars depending on the configuration.
Very well featured
For the price Netgear is offering a very well featured SSL-VPN appliance. It doesnâ??t offer the same firewall protection, traffic management, packet filtering and QoS features available with the Billion alternative but many businesses may already have these in place making the SSL312 a better choice for secure remote access.
Well labelled ports, excellent administrative interface
We thought the Netgear SSL312 was a very impressive unit. Surprisingly in today's market, a technology company is giving thought and making efforts to deliver a product that does exactly what it says -- no more, no less.
While some competing products out there might come with all the bells and whistles, at the end of the day how many businesses are going to need or use each and every feature these products come laden with?
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