The SlavaWall is really simple. It's pfSense running on a Nexcom NSA 3110 x86 network appliance. pfSense is probably the best free firewall software out there. It does just about everything you would expect a commercial firewall to do. It also runs on just about all x86 hardware. Check out the pfSense website to get a full list of supported features. Commercial support from the pfSense team is also available but is not required.
We chose the Nexcom NSA 3110 network appliance hardware because of it's size and feature set. With 8 independent 1Gbit network adapters, 4 LAN bypass pairs, it's 1U form factor and support for Intel Core2 Dual and Quad core CPUs with 4GB of ram, this unit delivers great performance, especially for VPN over SSL throughput at the highest levels of encryption. PCIe x8 and mini-pci expansions, support for up to two 2.5" hard drives and compact flash are also available.
Our SlavaWall configuration includes an Intel Core2 Q9400 Quad-Core CPU, 4GB of DDR3 memory and two 320GB Western Digital hard drives. pfSense is preinstalled for you with gmirror enabled (BSD software raid1). This configuration costs $2000 CAD with 2 years support, including parts replacement, directly from PlanetSlav. Commercial support directly from pfSense is also available, but needs to be purchased from pfSense.
The other great thing about the SlavaWall is your not locked into using pfSense. If you are not happy with it, we can always help you switch to other x86 based firewall applications such as Untangle, Endian or Vyatta...you can even run MS ISA Server if you so desire!
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