Managing Editor, www.smallbusinesscomputing.com
NETGEAR announced the availability of its lowest price-per-port broadband VPN Firewall router. The FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall router, which is priced at less than $150, promises eight 10/100 switch ports, 8 VPN tunnels, advanced security features and a smart wizard web utility that helps ease the configuration of its firewall capabilities. The company says that the router's full firewall feature set and breakthrough price makes this the best cost effective router on the market today.
The FVS318 may be ideal for growing businesses that need advanced security features. According to the company, its router can initiate up to eight Internet Protocol Security based (IPSec-based) VPN tunnels for end-to-end security among a combination of authenticated remote sites or mobile users. VPNs can save businesses money by using the Internet to connect private networks together rather than expensive leased lines or modem banks. The router also has a firewall that uses Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) technology, which may reduce the likelihood of Denial of Service attacks, as well as web-based remote management for easy multi-site deployment.
The FVS318 is available now through a variety of national retail channels as well as from NETGEAR Powershift partners that include catalogs and e-commerce sites. The router comes with a user guide, power adapter, category 5 cable, resource CD and a 5-year warranty. For more information on this product, please visit www.netgear.com.