Balance 210 + Web Filtering Appliance


#1

I have a Balance 210 and although a few years old now, it works fine for us (dual WAN). I now need an appliance, strictly for web filtering. The 210 was not designed for this of course.

I already have Webroot as an AV solution, however they sell a different package for what I want and it works through a proxy which is no good for us.

Considering a D-link 860 device to work in conjunction with my Balance 210.

Just wondering if anyone has run in to problems using something like this?

I would imagine the 860 would connect directly to the 2 WANS, then my 210 connects to the 860, then the Balance 210 to my LAN.


#2

If you are referring to the 860E UTM Firewall, it looks like it can be deployed in transparent mode. The device has enough LAN/WAN interfaces to be deployed on the outside; however it may be simpler to deploy it on the inside of the Balance. If you have a lot of bandwidth and the 50 Mbps antivirus throughput rating of this device is a concern, you could of course have a separate device for each WAN connection on the outside of the Balance if necessary.


#3

Thanks for the reply Ron.
I’m thinking on the inside as well, since my bandwidth is <5Mbs at the moment. Supposedly 20Mbs fiber is headed my way in 2015, but roll outs can change…
Once D-Link come back with a license cost, I’ll know whether I’m proceeding or not.

Thanks

EDIT: I purchased 860E UTM appliance and will be locating it behind my Balance 210 to start with, although that may end up negating all the rules and forwarding and servers I have going on. We will see what works best, behind or in front. Since this is not a D-Link forum, if I run in to trouble, the only questions will be regarding my 210.

Thank You