The 5 best firewall devices to protect your home network

Netgear is famous for its network devices, and today we want to show you a great firewall device from this company. This is an 8-port firewall and you can use it for your home or your company.

The device offers Stateful Packet Inspection, Network Address Translation, AES and 3DES Encryption and Denial of Service (DoS) protection.

If you’re concerned about your privacy, you’ll be pleased to hear that this device supports VPN so you can protect your privacy with ease.

Device has 1Gbps Ethernet WAN port that fully supports cable or DSL connections.

This device is simple to use, and it will connect to your ISP with ease. As for configuration, the device uses simple to use web-based interface.

Netgear ProSAFE FVS318G offers DMZ interface as well as IPv6 support, but unfortunately there’s no support for wireless. The device supports IPsec VPN as well as L2TP and PPTP Server.

As for VPN user authentication, there’s Active Directory, LDAP, Radius, WIKID, MIAS, NT Domain and Local User Database. Regarding WAN modes, the device supports NAT and classical routing.

In terms of ISP address assignment, there’s support for DHCP, Static IP Assignment, PPPoE and PPTP. We have to mention that there are several DHCP modes available including Static, Dynamic, RIPv1 and RIPv2.

Lastly, there’s a QoS service so you can prioritize your network traffic.

Netgear ProSAFE FVS318G is a great firewall device for your network, but with 8 ports available it seems that this device is more suitable for larger or smaller offices.


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There are many great firewall devices for your home, and while some are rather simple to use others can be more complex and more suitable for business environments.

If you’re looking to enhance the security of your home network, feel free to try any device from our list and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June, 2019 and has since been updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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