Posted on 2016-10-25
Thank you for taking the time to view my question. Churches don't run at the speed of business. Our Church needs to upgrade our firewall to improve throughput, content filtering and throttle guest users. Our 10 authorized users occupy 16 stations thru the campus utilizing a 50/8 Mbps connection to sudden link. Usually fewer than 20 guest users download content from the 4 protected wireless APs at peak times.
The Dell TZ 300 w/ a three year plan seems like a no brainer for speed and protection. It even provides the fiber connections to future proof a new multi-use building due to come online next year. Some naysayers want to over-purchase the TZ500 or equal to future proof DPI needs, but we plan to replace the unit in 5 years well before the time we plan to jump to 200 Mbps speeds. For our level of networking this seems like overkill. Is the DPI 100Mbps at each connection? Help us save money for the orphans j/k.