davidc502 wrote: JW0914 wrote: davidc502 wrote:
Either? I don't know anything about it.
Sophos UTM 9
SuperMicro A1SRi-2758F [Server Board]
Samsung 850 Pro SSD [128GB]
Samsung made a technological breakthrough last year and will be releasing the gen 2 850 series in Q2 - Q3 this year, of which doubles all available SSD sizes (consumer side gains a 4TB SSD [~$1550 USD], enterprise gains a 16TB 2.5" SSD [just shy of $11k USD])
In Win Chopin [Mini-ITX case]
Router uses ~24W, or ~15W more than the WRT1900AC
Moving forward OpenWrt might continue to thrive if there's sanctioned hardware?
However, it's my opinion there needs to be 3 tiers.
1 Cheap Gets you in the door to running OpenWrt on hardware
3 Midrange Good Value and Good Performance
4 High dollar/ high specs / High Performance
Each should be an enclosed motherboard (case) branded OpenWrt.
DD-WRT does something similar, however the infrastructure has to be in place in order to do so with a dedicated support channel for hardware sold by/branded by OpenWrt (FreeNAS [FreeBSD] also provides a similar service through iXsystems). From an outsider looking in perspective, it doesn't appear OpenWrt has anything close to the infrastructure required for such a venture.
For example, most wikis and info on wiki.openwrt.org are severely dated, and while I try to update wikis as I come across them, without something as trivial as that being kept up to date, there's little chance of such a venture coming to fruition. Investors would take a look at the site, see that, and politely decline. It would cost tens of thousands of dollars for such a venture, and unfortunately, OpenWrt isn't there (and will only get there if some things are radically changed).
Can't beat the wrt in the looks department. Also for a full custom appliance I'd go with bsd or gentoo hardened.
You really should check out Sophos UTM 9, as it beats all three. BSD is a great OS, however it's not user friendly for users not familiar with BSD and there's a steep learning curve. The only thing Sophos UTM 9 can't be is a VPN client, unless it's connecting to a another Sophos software/hardware appliance (Sophos intentionally designed it this way for security). With that being said, it is extremely VPN friendly, offering several different protocol types, from HTML5, IPsec, SSL, and 2 or 3 more.
(Last edited by JW0914 on 14 May 2016, 16:40)