We are an organization with 5 sites currently connected via managed WAN. We are considering changing our entire infrastructure from managed leased lines and a single T1x3 Internet connection to individual cable/DSL ISPs at each location and Peplink Balance 380s. However, I have recently come across a Knowledge Base article that has me a little concerned. The article “How to Display YouTube Videos Correctly” shows how to create Outbound Policy Custom Rules on a Peplink Balance that will allow local clients to access YouTube. My concern is not that YouTube requires special rules in order to work correctly with a Balance, but rather how many other sites around the world might require special rules. I did not realize until today that it is possible for a site to not work correctly with a Peplink Balance in place unless special rules are created within the Balance.
For those of you with Peplink Balance routers in place, have you found many websites that have required you to create special rules or jump through any hoops in order for things to work correctly? If so, what problems have you seen and what types of sites have required you to create special rules?