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Watchguard vs Linksys

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by MidwestSteve, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. MidwestSteve

    MidwestSteve Serious Server Member

    I'm helping my wife's business with their firewall. It is an outdated WatchGuard x10e with firmware from 2009. LiveSecurity, Webblocker, Spamblocker and Gateway AV/IPS are all expired. They have no need for blocking objectionable web sites or spam, don't need a VPN, and their Internet access is just for email and browsing for 3 PCs. I'm considering an E1200. Now, I realize I'm in a Linksys forum, but does anybody have an opinion as to if the WatchGuard x10e is a better firewall than the E1200 for SOHO needs?
  2. pandroid

    pandroid Reformed Router Member

    Well, I can't speak for Watchguard but I know that Cisco/Linksys routers are backdoored for govt intercept. Probably anything sold in the states these days is. Sure, nothing to worry about until a hacker decides it's worth the payoff to crack. Anything sold in the US or by US/UK manufactures is likely backdoored

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