Richard Bucker

Firewalla

Posted at — Nov 28, 2019

I’m struggling to see my way through multiple ISPs and WAN load-balancing as well as securing against threats… so I review routers and security devices.

Let me draw your attention to a quote from their website “Firewalla is an Intrusion Detection System and Intrusion Prevention System with a modern mobile interface , and a powerful cloud.” Notice the last few words… AND A POWERFUL CLOUD. This makes me very skeptical of what it is that these guys actually deliver.

So it seems to me that the Firewalla device is nothing more than a VPN proxy to the Firewalla VPN service. Not sure this is ideal.

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It’s bad enough that my ISP does the same thing and now I’d be shifting responsibility.