I am looking for a router/firewall software or appliance with these specs
Posted on 2014-10-20
I have been researching possible software or appliances to replace my existing router - Linksys RVS4000 v1 in my home lab. But what I am finding so far is questionable on meeting my needs or is just downright too expensive.
My desired features are for it to include antivirus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, firewall, vlans, and proxy. I do not want it to be a cloud security solution as it slows things down too much. The RVS4000 had that feature with ProtectLink and it was quickly made useless to me and has also been discontinued by Cisco.
This setup can be a software to use on existing hardware, or a pre-built appliance. If it is an appliance, I would like for it to have a gigabit lan/wan so as to be more future proof and also be rackmountable and quiet. If possible, I would like it to be able to do WiFi access point, but that is the least important of the features as I can just get a WAP separately.
I have evaluated pfSense as far as software, but came up short with issues. Their forum is too saturated to get solid help. Their antivirus and proxy plugins do not work for me. I have also looked at ClearOS, but have yet to try it, but not sure if it is worth trying or if there is something better.
I would like for this to be as inexpensive as possible. Any help would be appreciated.