It is a pleasure to be in contact with you. I’m having a hard time trying to pick a Firewall that can serve our church , and at the same time, not spend more money than I have to.
We have 100Mbit symmetrical bandwidth. The ISP modem connects to a Cisco 3500 router (ISP owned), and that connects to our Edgerouter through LC3 fiber. All our switches are being fed by fiber too.
On busiest days, and at peak ours, we have around 200 clients connected to our network and a maximum peak of 25Mbit/s usage. (This includes: Guests, Staff, Volunteer networks)
I’m looking at something that can serve us for at least 4 to 5 years. My initial idea was a SonicWall NSa 2500, but I don’t know if that might be a bit overkilled.
I figured that if we have 200 clients, and we are only using 1/4th of our bandwidth, its probably people just having their devices auto-connect to our wifi, or maybe just reading something on their cellphones.
We have only one location, segmented in different buildings. Let me know if I can provide you with any other info. Thank you in advanced,