Small Business Stack Cisco VS Ubiquiti

RacerX330

Regular Contributor
Hi All! I've always gotten great advice here, so let me pose another question.

I have finally convinced the bosses that having business grade routers, switches and wifi aps is worth the expense. At the moment we just use the ATT fiber gateway, however we will be opening another office at some point in the near future so we will need the ability to subnet and vpn between locations, and the increasing need for secure VPN access to the internal network has become much more important. We also need the ability to fine-tune firewalls, etc.

I've been looking at the Cisco RV series of routers. I'm familiar with Cisco's small business switches as I have one already in my home. The throughput numbers on the RV series (NAT and VPN) seem a bit low. We have a gigabit fiber connection. Is the RV series just old and in need of a silicon refresh?

Also looked at the Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro, seems like a nice integrated piece of hardware, but I don't know anyone that has any experience with them. I've heard rumors that Ubiquiti's management platform has a tendency to shirt itself and dump configs leaving one to have to start over.

Thanks for any feedback/suggestions.
 

Christos

Occasional Visitor
Have you considered a pfSense appliance as a router?
I would avoid Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro and Cisco RVs will enter "End of Life" state next Ocrober.
 

RacerX330

Regular Contributor
Yeah I read some of the other threads on here and looked into the pfsense hardware (netgate) but it looks honestly quite expensive.
 

follower

Very Senior Member
Hi All! I've always gotten great advice here, so let me pose another question.

I have finally convinced the bosses that having business grade routers, switches and wifi aps is worth the expense. At the moment we just use the ATT fiber gateway, however we will be opening another office at some point in the near future so we will need the ability to subnet and vpn between locations, and the increasing need for secure VPN access to the internal network has become much more important. We also need the ability to fine-tune firewalls, etc.

I've been looking at the Cisco RV series of routers. I'm familiar with Cisco's small business switches as I have one already in my home. The throughput numbers on the RV series (NAT and VPN) seem a bit low. We have a gigabit fiber connection. Is the RV series just old and in need of a silicon refresh?

Also looked at the Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro, seems like a nice integrated piece of hardware, but I don't know anyone that has any experience with them. I've heard rumors that Ubiquiti's management platform has a tendency to shirt itself and dump configs leaving one to have to start over.

Thanks for any feedback/suggestions.
I have enough money: CISCO
I have nothing: other vendors
No doubt.
 

Christos

Occasional Visitor
Yeah I read some of the other threads on here and looked into the pfsense hardware (netgate) but it looks honestly quite expensive.
You can find a tiny pc with atom or celeron processor and 2 network cards, at the same price as the Cisco RV340. Then install PfSense or Opnsense on it.
 

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