Jetway MB's solution
I have been looking at the Jetway ITX systems as a final solution that I might be able to standardize my systems for SMB's. I have been looking at the Jetway C3's. My customers run from 5 users to 75 per location. Since most are running M$ SBS 2003 they do not use VPN that much but if they do I can't see them going over 5 simultaneous remote vpn users. Some need 100mbit wirespeed to the DMZ but none have more than 5 mbit to the internet. I have read that people have had problems with the jetway products in specific their ethernet daughter cards. Before I start buying the equipment for testing I would appreciate some feedback as to if this equipment is powerful enough? Also if I should expect problems. So far I have been using Dell's small form factors and HP's small form factors and they work flawlessly. I now am looking to have a more professional look so that I can have a box with my company label and a powered by FreeBSD/pfSense since I am planning to really push this solution in my area to SMB's. If someone know of a cheaper configuration please 1 up me ;D
$60.00 JetWay J627F800-OC VIA C3
$35.00 JetWay Model JAD3RTLANP 3 x 10/100
$21.99 512 MB Memory
$26.99 Addonics IDE to CF Adapter (Works with Microdrives)
$25.00 4 Gb Compact Flash
$60.00 CPU Case
About $230 Plus Tax (Maybe)
If you don't need more than three interfaces, the Alix's are great little boxes. You can put one together for under $200 and they've got a mini-pci slot for a wireless/crypto card.
I use a JetWay board with that same add on card. Has worked flawlessly so far.
I have a similar system to what you propose but with the single 10/100 LAN port daughter board. It works fine running Smoothwall. I'm looking to change to pfSense.