Untangle - Best Hardware for Small Office


I have reviewed the untangle options and I like that they offer appliances with warranties but noticed the specs on them are a little low. I noticed NextGen makes some nice ones, and then there are custom ones that DIY can make.

What have you found to be the best Untangle Hardware appliance to use for a small office and basic business use and provides a high throughput?

  • 10 users or less
  • web browsing, email
  • VOIP (10 phones or less)

Thank you in advance!


Find an I3 2-4 gB ram 240 GB SSD intel multi-port NIC. Probably overkill is for pf-Sense so should work fine with Untangle.


I talked to Untangle sales and they are very friendly and knowledgeable. I re-reviewed the X series (u50x) and the specs seem adequate for less than 10 users.

Feel free to comment if you have used this or think this is OR is not adequate?

Untangle U50X
Intel Celeron 3215U 1.7 GHz dual core processor


How much headroom does that spec offer for growth?


It has now been 3 months and have been using an Untangle U50x with great success in the small office I posted earlier about. I highly recommend it to others as well. Just an update on this post in case others are debating on it. They opted to use the free apps which fits them best and it has helped greatly with protection vs the old system. Bandwidth with IPS on is great, with a 500 mbps plan they are getting about 490 mbps with almost wire speed and that is with 8-10 persons! Great little device.


I have been running Untangle on a Protectli FW6A for about a month now, and I am very impressed. I love that I can customize the Protectli pretty much anyway I want. Added 8GB of RAM and a 128GB mSATA, and doesn’t even break a sweat with all routing apps turned on. On a residential 1Gbps network I am regularly getting 945Mbps - 987Mbps. Very impressed.