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[Discuss] iGuardian "enterprise-grade" home router

Richard Pieri wrote:
> The prototype is 512M and the target spec is 1GB.

According to the Ubiquiti data sheet:

The EdgeRouter Lite (the $100 model) only has 512 MB RAM. (Powered by a
"Dual-Core 500 MHz, MIPS64 with Hardware Acceleration for Packet

If you go a few models up from that to the EdgeRouter (no suffix) you
get 2 GB RAM. (And an 800 MHz CPU. And a bunch more Ethernet ports.) But
now we're talking about a $300 router, so not a fair comparison to the
iGuardian, which sells for half of that.

I see the Kickstarter page:

also says their planned CPU is a 1 GHz 2-core MIPS64 (Cavium Octeon III
7020). And they have a comparison table showing the RAM and CPU specs
for Juniper, Sonicwall, and a Netgear product.

If they can deliver a 2-core, 1 GHz CPU w/1 GB RAM appliance for $150,
that'll be a good deal. They say in their FAQ, "Hobbyists and hackers
wishing to modify the iGuardian software to use the hardware platform
for other purposes are welcome."

Another point to consider: their FAQ says they don't inspect SSL
packets, which is not surprising. Yet some malware uses SSL. So
basically that means this tool is designed to catch lazy malware
developers. :-)


Tom Metro
The Perl Shop, Newton, MA, USA
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