I am new to firewall appliances.
So far Firewalla appears to be a good choice for a small company.
To clarify my understanding:
My current setup is an xfinity modem/router (with wifi) to a 12 port switch.
10 ports to individual pcs, 1 port to an access point located in a back shop. Currently the access point services 1 wireless pc, maybe more to come. Occasionally, wireless access (office) to the internet is gained via the wifi on the xfinity modem/router.
I am told by xfinity that their modem/router cannot be replaced by an outside vendor because we have a static ip. This seemed to be confirmed by an internet search.
I would need to keep the xfinity modem/router, then connect to Firewalla, then to the switch, then pcs and access point. Any office connection to the modem/router wifi would NOT be protected as Firewalla would be behind the xfinity modem/router. I would need to add another access point to the switch behind the Firewalla, and not use the xfinity wifi, correct?
Firewalla Blue, Blue Plus, Purple or Gold? Future VPN access from home to office would be nice, currently access via google remote (formerly used ms remote desktop but xfinity removed the port forwarding)
Purple would give wifi? (lost bypassing xfinity)
Does Firewalla get software updates to keep current?
A cell phone is the only option to manage Firewalla?
I am remote to the office, no management via web interface, Firewalla management needs to be local, correct? Any plans for update for web management?
Your recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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