not bridged in my case, double nat. i don't have the sustained bandwidth needs nor am i exposing services. If you bridge, then your wan port is fully exposed.OK so interesting discussion. A couple of follow-on questions:
- @Tech9 – when you say EOL does not mean secure enough – how long will that last? Hypothetical I realize but you are correct, as of 28 Oct I had confidence in my network, do I have reason to be worried now? If not when?
- @degrub – I assume being behind an ISP router does not apply if the ISP router is bridged? TO be clear the flow is ISP Modem (XB8) bridged -> RV340 -> SG350X-24 -> rest of network including WAP cluster and another switch. If I reset the ISP modem will this cause any issues?
- Assuming I am paranoid and have more money than common sense, If I were to add a hardware firewall, I am assuming it would be placed between the ISP modem and the RV340? Any issues to be aware of?
- Looking at Firewalla Gold Plus, but also considering Fortigate-60F. Thoughts and other recommendations?
The main issue with firewalls is the amount of time you may have/want to dedicate to maintaining them plus the initial time investment getting it correct..