[pfSense] is pfSense the right choice?

Jim Thompson jim at netgate.com
Thu May 3 14:15:37 EDT 2012


On May 3, 2012, at 12:58, David Burgess <apt.get at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Noam Birnbaum
> <noam at maccentricsolutions.com> wrote:
>> Good call, David --
>> 
>> They current have dual WAN -- 40/40 WiMAX and 50/10 cable.  I expect that as they grow these pipes will at least double.
> 
> 
> pfsense should do fine, but last I looked most of the netgate stuff
> was Alix-based, which doesn't pack enough CPU to push even 100 Mbps in
> pfsense. You probably want to go Atom at least for your environment,
> i3 or equivalent if you're going to want to push packets over vpn.

Netgate has a dual core Atom platform with pfSense pre-loaded. 

Jim



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