High speed SOHO network firewall

D-Link releases first high speed SOHO network firewall

August 26, 2009

D-Link releases first high speed SOHO network firewall

D-Link today introduced the first high-speed SOHO network firewall with Unified Threat Management (UTM), a security solution that provides a triple-protection defense against virus attacks, unauthorized intrusions and harmful content.

The DFL-160 offers a web-based control panel to set up and manage a network. The device is housed in a desktop chassis and can be easily incorporated into an existing network.

With a gigabit Ethernet interface that ensures high-speed performance and facilitates interoperability with existing network hardware, the DFL-160 provides firewall throughput of up to 70 megabits-per-second (Mbps) and virtual private network (VPN) speeds of up to 25Mbps. Unique to SOHO class firewalls is a dedicated Gigabit DMZ port to support servers that need to appear as external facing devices.  Additionally, it can perform Intrusion prevention system (IPS) and antivirus scanning functions simultaneously without delaying firewall and VPN performance.

“Today’s continuously shifting security environment presents a challenge for SOHO users with limited IT capabilities. With the DFL-160, even the most novice user can set up and maintain a healthy network,” said Tobie van Schalkwyk, D-Link South Africa Country Manager. “This latest member of the D-Link NetDefend family provides a reliable and affordable security gateway with the sought-after UTM features found in more expensive Enterprise products.”