I am trying to size a firewall for a particular client and due to the basic nature of the reuqreiments, a pfsense would do well here. The problem I am having is that the Netgate website doesn’t provide any good context surrounding their products.
So being in the enterprise space, if I want to see how to select a firewall I focus on CPS, Throughput (total). And what does throughput look like with certain features enabled such as IDPS or ClamAV running (all threat prevention perhaps), Max sessions, etc.
Im happy that netgate includes IMIX traffic as a data point but telling me it can push 1.2Gbps for example is useless to me. There is no context around the IPERF or IMIX data they give me for each hardware.
To compare both Opnsense (Deisco) and Palo Alto for example, post these performance metrics for each hardware that they sell. This , IMO, is the correct way of creating a baseline in your head as to which model would fit a location.
Any advice on how I select a NetGate firewall is welcome.