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I have a client that is using a Cisco RV325. Here is a brief overview of their company:

1 main site housing servers with applications
5 remote sites total. 2 sites are using direct VPN connections to main site. 3 sites are connected using direct fiber through ISP.
Traffic between ISP fiber sites is routed using VLAN's
There are about 300 total users combined in all offices and every person has a PC that connects to the main site for the main applications.
There are about 50 users that connect using laptops from outside the office.
Email is hosted.

So I am pretty sure this office has too much going on for an RV325. We put in a new one 3 months ago and it has since failed. This week. I put in another new one and I do not think it will last very long. I need to find something that can handle this amount of traffic with everything going on and not fail.

It would also be helpful if the new model can be configured using a GUI. No one on staff is very familiar with CLI for Cisco.

So features wanted:
GUI interface for config
VPN site to site for up to 5 sites
Mobil VPN for 50 laptop users
Capable of using VLAN's

At the main site, we have 5 Cisco switches. It would also be helpful, if the new device has at least a 5-8 port switch on it, so all central switches can be connected directly to it instead of through a daisy chain. The RV325 has a 14 port switch.

Can anyone give me a recommendation that will not completely break the bank. Even though this company has a lot going on, they are still considered a small business and do not have a large IT budget for this. I would guess less than $1500 total.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and in advance if you respond. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Bryant Schaper

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