Netgear Prosafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall Router

Netgear Prosafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall Router

Netgear Prosafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall Router

B&H # NEFVS318G MFR # FVS318G-100NAS
Netgear Prosafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall Router

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Product Highlights

  • Connect Up to 5 Secure VPN Tunnels
  • Secure IPsec Site-to-Site tunnels
  • IPsec Secure Access for Remote Clients
  • Total of 8 LAN Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Windows, Mac, Linux Compatible
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Netgear FVS318G overview

  • 1Description

House in a rugged metal unit, the Prosafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall Router from Netgear is an excellent network solution for securely providing wired Internet access within a LAN, between remote LANs, and to remote clients. The router features one WAN Ethernet 10/100/1000 port for establishing a wired connection to your DSL or cable modem. It also features a total of eight LAN Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports for establishing high-speed wired connections to servers, Wireless-N access points, desktop PCs, and anything else that's Ethernet-enabled on your LAN network. For establishing connections that aren't within your LAN, this router supports up to 5 simultaneous IPsec VPN tunnels as well as multiple VPN pass-through. You can setup secure IPsec site-to-site tunnels for connecting from one LAN over the Internet to another LAN in a completely different location (you'll need a VPN Firewall Router connected to both networks to do so). You can also allow remote users to securely connect to your network (remote users will need to use VPN client software, such as the included trial version of ProSafe VPN Client Professional).

In terms of security, you can customize the firewall rules on your network. In particular, the router utilizes an SPI Firewall, DoS attack protection, a configurable DMZ port, email reporting, IKE authentication, and SYSLOG. In addition, it can integrate with network monitoring tools via SNMP. Beyond security, the router is easy to setup and can be quickly configured to suit your networking needs.


Supports up to 5 simultaneous IPsec VPN tunnels
Provides both secure IPsec site-to-site tunnels and IPsec secure access for remote clients
Provides protection against hackers via an SPI firewall, DoS attack protection, configurable hardware DMZ port, and multiple VPN pass-through
Features SYSLOG, email reporting, and integrates with network monitoring tools via SNMP
IKE authentication provides peace of mind against unauthorized VPN network access and supports industry-strength encryption algorithms to ensure protection and privacy of your sensitive data
Dedicated DMZ enables you to separate guest traffic from production data

Easy to Use

Auto Detect connects to your ISP quickly
the user-friendly Web-based ProSafe Control Center configuration screen and install assistant reduce setup time
The IPsec VPN wizard automates IPsec VPN configuration and secure remote makes it simple to connect to multiple sites
Support for DHCP (client and server) as well as PPPoE allows for easy, widespread deployment
This well-built firewall has an integrated 8-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch and is compatible with Windows, UNIX, Macintosh, and Linux OS
Auto Uplink on the all ports eliminates the need for crossover cables


The rugged metal unit houses advanced, high-quality electronics, and is backed by a lifetime warranty

24/7 Technical Support

In the Box
Netgear Prosafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall Router
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Installation Guide
  • Resource CD with Temporary Trial Version of Prosafe VPN Client Professional Software
  • 24/7 Basic Technical Support Free for 90-Days
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    Netgear FVS318G specs

    Protocols Network: IP routing, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, PPPoE
    IP addressing: DHCP (client and server)
    Routing: RIP v1, RIPv2 (static routing, dynamic routing)
    VPN/security: IPsec (ESP), IKE, PKI, HTTPS
    Ports LAN ports: 8x  10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing, Auto Uplink RJ-45 ports; one LAN port can be dedicated hardware DMZ port

    WAN ports: 1x  10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing, Auto Uplink RJ-45 ports to connect to any broadband modem, such as DSL or cable
    Speed LAN-to-WAN: 25 Mbps total
    IPsec VPN (3DES): 7 Mbps
    Note: IPsec performance is measured based on UDP traffic with 128 bit AES encryption and 1400 byte packets. Actual performance may vary depending on network traffic and environment.
    Security SPI firewall
    Stateful packet inspection (SPI):
    Prevents denial-of-service (DoS) attacks
    Provides stealth mode
    User support: Unrestricted

    Keyword filtering on:
    service (ex. FTP, SMTP, HTTP, RPL, SNMP, DNS, ICMP, NNTP, POP3, SSH, etc.)
    Web URL port/service blocking
    file extension (ex. Java, URL, ActiveX)
    Port/service blocking
    SIP Application Layer Gateway

    SIP compatibility list:
    Linksys SPA-901
    Linksys SPA-941
    SNOM M3
    Cisco 7940G
    X-Lite 3.0 (software for phones)
    D-Link DPH-140S
    Grandstream GXP-2000
    Polycom SoundStation 6000
    Siemens C450
    Aastra 51i

    IPsec support
    IPsec-based 56-bit (DES) 168-bit (3DES), or 256-bit (AES) encryption algorithm
    MD5 or SHA-1 hashing algorithm
    ESP support
    PKI features with X.509 v.3 certificate support
    Remote access VPN (client-to-site), site-to-site VPN
    IPsec NAT traversal (VPN passthrough)
    Two-factor authentication support
    VPN IPsec VPN functionality
    Five (5) dedicated IPsec VPN tunnels
    Manual key and Internet Key Exchange Security Association (IKE SA) assignment:
    Pre-shared key signature
    RSA/DSA signature

    Key life and IKE lifetime time settings
    Perfect forward secrecy
    Diffie-Hellman groups 1 and 2
    Oakley support

    Operating modes: main and aggressive
    Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) support for dynamic IP address VPN connections
    Management SNMP (v2c) support
    Web graphic user interface
    User name and password protected
    Secure remote management support authenticated through IP address (or IP address range) and password
    Configuration changes/upgrades through Web GUI
    Two-factor authentication support for administrator interface
    System Requirements Cable, DSL or wireless broadband modem and Internet service
    Ethernet connectivity from broadband modem
    Network card for each connected PC
    Network software (e.g. Windows)
    Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher or Firefox 2.0 or higher
    Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 32° to 113°F / 0° to 45°C
    Operating humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
    Power Requirements 12V DC, 1.5A
    Dimensions 7.5 x 4.9 x 1.4" / 190 x 125 x 35 cm
    Weight 1.3 lb / 0.59 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 9.0 x 3.0"

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