[GLLUG] Best NIX-based router/software for a small business network
gvimrc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 17:13:59 UTC 2021
Didn't OpenWRT have some security holes a while back? I'm trying to sell clients on a first line of defence against potential ransomware attacks so I need something rock solid.
On 14/06/2021 17:02, Travis Mooney via GLLUG wrote:
> There are off the shelf OpenWRT routers. I use:
> * Turris Omnia as edge routers: https://www.turris.com/en/omnia/overview/
> * GL iNet Convexa-B as access points
> Both work well, and are native OpenWRT solutions. The Omnia is a bit expensive, but you could just stick with GL iNet devices if cost is a problem.
> Kind regards,
> On 14/06/2021 16:56, Peter Grant via GLLUG wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Jun 2021 at 16:43, Martin A. Brooks via GLLUG <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk <mailto:gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk>> wrote:
>> On 2021-06-14 15:42, gvim via GLLUG wrote:
>> > With ransomeware becoming a threat to both small and large businesses
>> > I'm inclined to advise small businesses to change their router as a
>> > first line of defence. What is currently the best NIX-based
>> > router/software? pfSense?
>> If I was installing such a thing at a customer site I would first
>> suggest a reasonable off the shelf product rather than a custom built
>> black box.
>> I have run pfsense very happily at work (and home) for many years - it's nicely comprehensive and easy to use. Netgate (owners of pfsense) make some devices with pfsense preinstalled, which I can't speak from much experience with. Until we moved office and I got the budget to replace it, we have an old Pentium dual core Dell desktop running pfsense.
> Travis Mooney-Evans
> travis at mooney-evans.com
> Skype: ttmooney
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