I appreciate your question here, and can say that we do certainly see greater need for well rounded products to address SMB and Prosumer connectivity. We are not abandoning this space like many others have done in recent years.
Have you considered the Balance 20X? This supports 900Mbps (gigabit really can only achieve ~940Mbps anyway) and has AC Wave 2 wifi. Very similar to Ubiquiti, we generally never discontinue a product, we just keep launching new ones and keep delivering software updates to the old ones, so you may not see the “balance 30” suddenly meet the specs you mention, but I can assure you we have models planned for this year that will fit great in this space.
Regarding IDS/IPS - I find a lot of vendors throw this term around in reference to a lot of different capabilities. Peplink supports:
DPI based QoS and Content blocking - so you can block over 200 different popular applications
DNS category based blocking - we block traffic on pre-defined categories for commonly bothersome sites
Domain blocking - list whatever domain and we’ll block it
GeoIP Filtering - if you use IC2 to build your firewall rules, you can use GeoIP to block/allow traffic to/from based on location
ID/DoS Protection - We also have a (limited) set of common attacks that we can protect against:
- Port Scan
- NMAP FIN/URG/PSH
- Xmas Tree
- Another Xmas Tree
- Null Scan
- SYN Flood Prevention
- Ping Flood Attack Prevention
For the B20X, enabling these features will knock the throughput capacity down to around 840Mbps.
I want to be clear, we agree with your opinion here, there need to be more compelling entry level products and more software features to address SMB needs (and budgets). Please let me know more specific areas that you think we can improve on.
Some screenshots of the referenced features (taken from a Balance 20X):