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Offline gsmornot

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Re: SG Series desktop appliances
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 11:04:04 am »
Yes, those IPsec numbers are correct. SG-3100 seems like a great choice for you. As for SSD, it's recommended but not "a must". We don't sell M.2 'B' SSD options for the SG-3100 just yet (but we intend to). I suggest you try running Snort or Suricata first off internal eMMC, I doubt you will have issues.
Will the SG-3100 start shipping today?

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Re: SG Series desktop appliances
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 04:55:55 pm »
The SG-3100 will have a recovery partition which will allow you to always reinstall your SG-3100 without downloading images. You will always be able to use the factory version, not Community Edition.

hmm that's too bad. There are too many vulnerabilities regularly discovered to make the factory image useful for more than a few months, never mind the lifetime of the hardware. So, unless you are will to stay subscribed to gold, This device is not really worth considering.

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Re: SG Series desktop appliances
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2017, 06:58:31 am »
I'm not sure what you mean. Can you explain?
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Re: SG Series desktop appliances
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 10:50:05 am »
If I order an SG3100 on Nov1/2017 (assuming it has a 11-1-2017 recovery image on it)
I happily use it, under included gold subscription, applying upgrades and patches for a year, and on 11-1-2018 my gold subscription runs out. My options are 1) pay another 100+ US$ for another one year of gold subscription, or 2) revert it to the "factory image", from 11-1-20-17. To me, only the first option is worth considering.

I was hoping there would be a third option, Don't pay for another year of gold, yet continue to run it (without any of the gold bonuses) like community edition, applying updates and fixes moving forward.


 

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Re: SG Series desktop appliances
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 12:34:55 pm »
I'm not sure if you understand but you will be able to run the factory supplied install and receive updates after your subscription expires. Once your subscription expires you can:

- continue to use and update your device normally.
- use the previously supplied SG-3100 image (you can download it from our portal and use it for re-install even after your subscription expires).
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Re: SG Series desktop appliances
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 06:17:08 pm »
Well, that sounds more like what I expected. So once the 1 year subscription expires, what exactly is the downside of not buying another year of gold?

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Re: SG Series desktop appliances
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2017, 06:18:47 pm »
No downsides, you can continue to use the device.
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