Netgate 3100 Replacement

Netgate 3100 Replacement

The Netgate 3100 has reached End Of Sale.

What is the best replacement for a Netgate 3100?

We compared the closest models to help you make the right decision.

Netgate 3100 Replacement

Comparison Table

Netgate 2100

SPECIFICATIONS

Netgate 2100 Specifications

PERFORMANCE

Netgate 2100 Performance

Netgate 3100

SPECIFICATIONS

Netgate 3100 Specifications

PERFORMANCE

Netgate 3100 Performance

Netgate 4100

SPECIFICATIONS

Netgate 4100 Specs

PERFORMANCE

Netgate4100-Performance

Netgate 6100

SPECIFICATIONS

Netgate 6100 Specs

PERFORMANCE

Netgate 6100 Performance

CPU: The Dual core ARM v8 Cortex-A53 1.2 GHz delivers 2.20 Gbps routing for common iPerf3 traffic and over 964 Mbps of firewall throughput.

CPU:The ARM v7 Cortex-A9 @ 1.6 GHz with NEON SIMD and FPU delivers 3.64 Gbps routing for common iPerf3 traffic and over 2.44 Gbps of firewall throughput.

CPU: Intel® Atom® C3338R with QAT, 2-core @ 1.8 GHz. Delivers 8.15 Gbps routing for common iPerf3 traffic and over 4.09 Gbps of firewall throughput.

CPU: Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Intel Atom, with integrated AES-NI and QAT (QuickAssist Technology) significantly improves encrypted throughput and increases RAM performance by up to 50%.

Network Ports: Flexible 5-port combination including (1) 4-Port 1 GbE Marvell switch and a dedicated (1) GbE WAN RJ45/SFP combo port.

Network Ports: Flexible 6-port combination of (1) 4-port 1 GbE Marvell switch and (2) dedicated 1 GbE ports.

Network Ports: 6 Independent 1G and 2.5G Flexible WAN/LAN Configurations.

Network Ports: (2) 10 GbE SFP+ Ports, (2) 1 GbE Combo Ports (RJ45/SFP), and (4) discrete, unswitched 2.5 Gbps Ports allow for versatile WAN connectivity.

Storage: 8 GB eMMC Flash onboard (or optional 32 GB M.2 SATA 2242 SSD)

Storage: 8 GB eMMC Flash onboard (or optional 32 GB M.2 SATA SSD)

Storage: 16 GB eMMC (or optional 128 GB NVMe M.2 SSD with Netgate 4100 Max)

Storage: 16 GB eMMC (or optional 128 GB NVMe M.2 SSD)

Memory: 4 GB DDR4, DDR4 memory allows more stable, higher transfer rates for memory-intensive applications (e.g. IDS/IPS).

Memory: 2 GB DDR4, DDR4 memory allows more stable, higher transfer rates for memory-intensive applications (e.g. IDS/IPS).

Memory: 4 GB DDR4 RAM, DDR4 memory allows more stable, higher transfer rates for memory-intensive applications (e.g. IDS/IPS).

Memory: 8 GB DDR4 RAM, DDR4 memory allows more stable, higher transfer rates for memory-intensive applications (e.g. IDS/IPS).

Cooling: Passive cooling for silent operation.

Cooling: Passive cooling for silent operation.

Cooling: Passive cooling for silent operation.

Cooling: Passive cooling for silent operation.

L3 Forwarding
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 2.20 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 594 Mbps

L3 Forwarding
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 3.64 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 1.98 Mbps

L3 Forwarding
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 8.15 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 3.24 Gbps

L3 Forwarding
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 18.50 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 6.08 Gbps (941 kpps)

Firewall:
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 964 Mbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 249 Mbps

Firewall:
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 2.44 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 1.04 Gbps

Firewall:
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 4.09 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 1.40 Gbps

Firewall:
(10k ACLs)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 9.93 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 2.73 Gbps

IPsec VPN:
(AES-GCM-128 / AES-NI)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 254 Mbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 90 Mbps

IPsec VPN:
(AES-CBC-128 + SHA1)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 453 Mbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 108 Mbps

IPsec VPN:
(AES-GCM-128 w/QAT)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 960 Mbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 312 Mbps

IPsec VPN:
(AES-GCM-128 w/QAT)

  • IPERF3 Traffic: 1.77 Gbps
  • IMIX Traffic: 552 Mbps

User Profile:

  • Home
  • Home Pro
  • Branch/Small Business

User Profile:

  • Home
  • Home Pro
  • Branch/Small Business

User Profile:

  • Home
  • Home Pro
  • Branch/Small Business
  • Medium Business

User Profile:

  • Home
  • Home Pro
  • Branch/Small Business
  • Medium Business

Our Review

The Netgate 2100 is Netgate’s official direct replacement for the 3100. However, as you can see from the comparison table, it is not quite the same in terms of CPU power and throughput. The Netgate 2100, like the 3100, is a compact desktop device and the price difference with the 3100 is not too big.  Like the 3100, the 2100 is ideal for home users and remote worker looking to migrate from a basic/flat network to a more complex segmented setup. If you do not need 2.44Gbps of total WAN throughput you would have got with the Netgate 3100 and you are happy with getting close to 1Gbps (~964 Mbps according to Netgate) then the Netgate 2100 is a good replacement.

The Netgate 6100 is one of the most versatile and powerful security gateways in its class. The Netgate 6100 is the right choice for deployments that require more compute resources to support the use of multiple pfSense add-on packages and VPN performance to support multiple user and site-to-site connections. This is a low power system built for long life and solid reliability in a compact footprint. Although the price gap with the old Netgate 3100 is quite significant, the Netgate 6100 could be a perfect replacement and an ideal edge gateway solution for any growing organization in need of versatile network connectivity.

With both units there is an option to purchase professional support which is not common in this segment of the market.

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