We want firewall cum router both featured device to put in gateway. we are thinking to buy cyberoam box or fortinet box with subscription. Our ISP gave us leased line of 6 Mbps leaving with RJ45 connector. We have public IP and gateway also , checked with little wireless home router. it's working fine. Now, need firewall+router.
In my office 120 users. Max can be reached 140 users not more than this ever.
My questions is :-
I have capability to install and manage pfsense,smooth wall and ipcop firewalls on computer.
If I will make pfsene firewall which is freeware as it is linux based by putting two LAN cards on one pc and also will work as router gateway.
Can that PC firewall bear the network traffic load of all 120-140 users at gateway ?
OR Else better to buy Cybroam box as we are thinking.?
PC configuration would be 16 gb ram and xeon 3.5 gigs processor.
In future user will not increase but we can use video conferencing in one room only by increasing bandwidth to 12 Mbps.
If someone has experienced of free Linux based firewall and can bear the network traffic load and work smoothly. then it will save our money.
Is it right choice?
Waiting for answers.