The XG-7100 1U will be the new entry point to the Netgate® rackmount appliance line up. It is positioned as the successor to the SG-4860 1U and SG-8860 1U, both of which are now in end of sale state.
It’s designed for small to medium business (SMB) buyers, or managed service providers serving SMB clients, who want the power of a pfSense stateful packet filtering firewall, LAN or WAN router, VPN Appliance, DHCP Server, DNS Server features, but also need:
- increased bandwidth capacity relative to our desktop products
- 1 GbE RJ-45 and 10 GbE SFP+ connectivity
- memory expansion flexibility for memory intensive applications
- a PCIe 3.0 expansion slot that enables the addition of an optional multi-port NIC
The XG-7100 1U is equipped with (8) 1 GbE and (2) Intel® 10 GbE interfaces (no expansion card required), and packs a punch with a quad core Intel Atom C3558 CPU including support for QuickAssist and AES-NI. It has 8 GB DDR4 RAM, and is upgradeable to 24GB. This represents a significant processor / memory upgrade relative to the previous 1U appliances – which were Intel C2000 / DDR3-based.