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Endian Firewall Max Users Supported

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Hi guys, I have 1 querie.

I would like to know the maximum users that the product Endian Firewalls Supports? ( Free Edition )

We are going to use for  Dual Wan and Load Balance features in a company of 1500 users?

believe that this product would support such a configuration?

Thx!
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by:mrworta
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In general, the product itself can support this amount of users/clients.

But - how well it performs depends heavily on which hardware-setup you're using.

How many interfaces (maybe DMZ) do you want to use and how fast (10/100/1.000/10.000) are they
Which type of NIC's are in your server? What type of traffic has the firewall to deal with? (small packets, large packets, a lot of concurrent connections, nat).



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by:thor_08
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Hi,
The firewall configuration must have 4 interfaces (1-GREEN, 1-BLUE, 2-REDs). The NICs are 100MBps and behind de Endian should be an ISA Server that would make the NAT job. So Endian should just forward paquets to the ISA Server. The concurrency is high and I need Endian to make Load Balanced and Fail over... Is that possible with the free version? What version do you recommend? WHat hardware configuration do you recommend?
Thanks!!
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With four 100mbps NICS's and current server hardware you should have no performance problem at all.

You'll get best performance if you have a minimum of 4 CPU core's (not HT, real ones).
This is because it gives you the ability to distribute soft irq's generated by network io across the cores.

For Linux firewalls in general we're using network cards where the drivers are "napi" (http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Net:NAPI). Which delivers a good overall performance.

The free Version of Endian does not support multi node Failover and real Load Balancing (between two or more independent hardware's), because it lacks the whole High Availability feature set. State synchronisation is crucial for load balancing.

You can use the link redundancy feature, which makes it possible to specify eg. backup ISP's.
And you could distribute traffic to two ISP's which are connected to a single firewall. But the options are limited in the free version.

If you want to set up a high availability firewall cluster, with two or more nodes, you'll need the "25+ Users" license.


For reference:
http://www.endian.com/en/community/feature-comparison/



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