It better be! I’m kidding. It’s definitely possible. I just finished looking into about 30 such devices in preparation for our move to SpeedFusion VPN. I was looking for an affordable transparent anti-malware web security appliance (we’ll need six of them… 5 sites and a spare) without all the bells and whistles of a full-blown Unified Threat Management (UTM) device that includes full router functionality, VPN capability, etc., etc. The Peplink Balance devices do it all except anti-malware, so an ideal device for our deployment would be something that can sit transparently between our Peplink Balance routers and our LAN switches and handle anti-malware only. Problem is, those devices can be very expensive, usually even more expensive than devices that do it all in one box. I was looking for something affordable, and something that was IPv6-ready. We don’t want to buy six devices that could prevent us from moving to IPv6 down the road if we decide to. So, based on the requirements of affordability and IPv6, it turns out that our options are pretty limited. We will probably just go with SonicWALL TZ 205s and install them in “in-line layer 2 bridge mode.” That is sort of like SonicWALL’s version of “drop-in mode.” The TZ 205 has way more capability than we’re looking for, but installing these inexpensive UTM devices and using them solely for their anti-malware functionality should do the trick. And, they’re IPv6-ready.
If anyone else is willing to chime-in here I would be interested to see what devices other Peplink Balance customers have installed for network security.