Firewall dedicated hardware - request for comments
I am new here and relatively new to pfSense in general. I plan to make a bigger investment in a firewall appliance configuration, and I'd like to hear advanced users comments and opinions.
Purpose of the device:
filtering the traffic (mostly to drop packets comming from unwanted ranges) for up to 1Gbit
some basic, rudimental DoS protection / filtering - as much as possible by HW
no VPN needed
Behind this firewall would sit several webservers.
Upstream connection intended to protection: 1Gbps
What I am looking at is the following barebone firewall appliance :
CPU: i5-3570 (Quad Core 4x 3.40GHz,6MB,77W,S1155) - supports: Sandybridge/IvyBridge LGA1155 (Celeron/Pentium/i3/i5/i7）
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1333
Chipset: Intel B75
Graphics: onboard PowerVR SGX545
2x Intel i350 (SPF)
6x Intel 82583 1000M
Storage: 60GB SSD
Storage Interface: 3SATAⅡ 1SATAⅢ
1RJ45 to COM + COM pin
Expansion Slots: 2MINI-PCIE (for M-SATA/WIFI), 1SIM, 1CF
USB: 6x USB 2.0 (4 onboard)
Approximated purchasing price of all parts needed would be around US$ 800
What do you guys think about it, will it align with my goals?
How does full blown i5-3570 in terms of performace for filtering purpose compare to Avoton C2758 in official pfSense appliance?
Thanks in advance for your comments
Should be fine with that.
The i5 doesn't have quick assist which means in the long term the C2758 will likely be faster for encrypted traffic.
thank you very much for your comment!
Since I'm not interested for any VPN tunnels or similar, I think I won't miss this functionality, but thanks for pointing that out. ;)