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Substitutes?

Hello,

I am a small business co-owner who uses an SG560. I had no experience with a device like this, but found it pretty straightforward to setup and use.

I'm at the end of the DSL line, so performance is pretty poor. I have a wireless modem for everyday use and the dsl for those really stormy days when I lose the signal.

I noticed in another thread that someone was using a 3G connection as a backup. I think this would be far superior to my dsl, and a lot cheaper, what with a phone line involved billling.

I searched ebay and kijiji for an SG560U, but there don't seem to be any available.

I'm looking for another option, but I don't have any experience with anything other then the 560.

Any suggestions would be graciously accepted. We don't currently use VPN, but would like to keep that as an option. The only reason it's not in use is that I haven't sorted out how to do it yet.

Regards

John Miller

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rcamm
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Re: Substitutes?

the 565 also has a USB port if you can track one of these down.

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Thanks, but I'm going to be looking at a new brand, due to your EOL, and the fact that I can't find any of these on any online auction sites.

John

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I initially loved PFsense but we are demoing Cyberoam devices next week.  They say that they are compatible with 3G devices.  They're not that big of a company, however neither was SG when we first hooked up with them.

PhilM
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If you are looking for an alternative brand, due to SnapGear's EOL, with similar functionality you might be interested in the SonicWALL TZ series of appliances.

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I managed to find an SG560U. If anyone else wants one, they have a few more, try L4 Networks.

This should keep me going for a couple of years.

Thanks to those with suggestions.

John

Re: Substitutes?

If you can afford it, get two. Once the EOL was announced I got another one for spare.