Nexland Pro 400 Internet Security Box / Router
Built in 10/100 Switch
The built in switch allows for up to 4 computers to be directly connected, or
up to a total of 253 computers using daisy chained hubs. Such a setup would
be ideal for situations where speed isn't extremely important (since having
daisy chained hubs causes significant slowdowns), but still allowing a secure
connection to the Internet.
This unit has a serial port, located in the front of the unit, for use with
an ISDN or an analogue connection such as a standard 56k modem.. The purpose
of such a connection is that if your primary connection were to go down, the
unit seamlessly switches to your backup connection, allowing for constant
net access. This feature is not found on many of its competitors similarly priced
products, and it is a feature that would be extremely welcome in the business
sector where downtime is not an option.
This serial port also allows you to perform some configuration changes within
the router, using the included null modem cable. This is also a welcomed feature
since this way you don't have to change your network setup in order to be able
to access the web based setup.
VPN Tunneling Support
The Pro400, along with other popular routers, provides excellent VPN tunneling
support. The unit automatically detects any IPSec connections, and configures
them appropriately, hence, along with the appropriate VPN client/server software,
unlimited IPSec VPN tunnels are possible! (Included with the unit is a 10 license
copy of Symantec's VPN client "RaptorMobile").
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Integrated into the unit is an exceptionally secure NAPT Firewall. Configurable
from the web interface (as will be shown on the next page), the firewall protects
the networked computers, as well as providing all the necessary functionality.