September 4th, 2018 by Michael Rink
Netgear Releases Insight VPN Router
Netgear has released an Insight VPN Router (BR500). They are targeting this router and bundled VPN annual subscription at small and medium-sized businesses. The router is designed to interconnect up to 3 offices as if they were connected locally, regardless of their geographical location.
The Netgear Insight Instant VPN Business Router is designed specifically to enable businesses to protect their networks with a secure VPN and firewall through Netgear's Insight Cloud Portal or mobile app. The BR500 comes with remote/cloud monitoring and management tools. The Insight Cloud provides full monitoring of all your security features, remote management of your router, and real-time monitoring of VPN connection and security status of connected devices. NETGEAR Insight is available as either a free app for iOS and Android mobile devices or as a web portal accessible from any internet-connected web browser
The BR500 VPN Business Router includes:
- 1 WAN and 4 LAN gigabit Ethernet ports
- LAN-to-WAN throughput: 924Mbps
- Remote/Cloud management and monitoring through Netgear's Insight Cloud portal
- Firewall capabilities
The NETGEAR Insight management solution has two subscription plans for users: Insight Basic for the Insight app only, and Insight Premium for the Insight app, the Insight cloud web portal, and certain advanced features. There is also a subscription plan for resellers and managed service providers: Insight Pro.
The NETGEAR Insight Instant VPN Business Router (BR500) is currently available worldwide as a stand-alone router for a manufacturer’s advertised price of $269.99 USD.