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Zyxel ZyWALL USG 50
8.0 out of 10

Zyxel ZyWALL USG 50

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Reviews and Problems with Zyxel ZyWALL USG 50

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Overall 6
6.0

Secure, fast, and relatively easy to manage

Dr W., Newegg
1 January 2015
  • Summary: It is an ok unit. It is constantly getting into fights with my Comcast backup provider. I have downloaded the upgraded software multiple times, but the problem remains. My next step is zyxel helpdesk.
  • Pros: It is a nice secure unit and on a single line, it works great. The front patch panel is great for home or small business usage/racks. It can handle a whole lot of data throughput.
  • Cons: Extra fees required for many of the advanced features, including antivirus. Relatively slow boot time. Unit has extreme difficulty managing two incoming WANs and frequently locks up the DNS and gets confused with my Comcast business class WAN as WAN2.
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Overall 10
10

It works well and fast.

Martin L., Newegg
20 October 2014
  • Pros: Nearly plug and play with a decent GUI. I got my school network up and running in 30 minutes with VPN. Not using the trial-ware which will cut throughput in half. Running with FIOS at 100/100 with no issues.
  • Cons: Don't have any issues yet.
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Overall 10
10

Great for Small Business

Anonymous, Newegg
9 September 2014
  • Summary: I have used these for a few different clients and once I became familiar with them I have found them to be a great solution for small businesses
  • Pros: Reliable, easy to work with, good tech support
  • Cons: None that I know of
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible Documents

Paul W., Newegg
20 August 2014
  • Summary: The CLI documentation seemed to be better than the manual but since it uses different commands you have to learn a whole new set of commands that are different from Cisco to make changes.
  • Pros: It's fast, I bought it to replace my Sonicwall TZ190 at home. The TZ190 has very slow throughput and this unit used every bit of my download band width with qos on 7 for the wan port.
  • Cons: This is not my first firewall, I have worked with other brands including Sonicwall, Cisco andPalo Alto at work. This firewall has the worst documents of any I have ever seen. Creating rules and nat policies are pretty much the same as any other firewall but the settings for options and connectivi...
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Overall 10
10

Top Notch Support, Nice Unit!

GFD D., Newegg
10 May 2014
  • Summary: All said I am very pleased with both the product and the well above average support.
  • Pros: Received from Newegg right on time, basic set up was a breeze. After a couple of weeks it stopped connecting to WAN but was good on LAN. After trying to get it to connect I gave in and called US tech Support. Was talking to Timothy within 5 minutes. He was very patient and together we went throug...
  • Cons: None Really
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Overall 10
10

outstanding!

Cybarcode I., Newegg
13 March 2014
  • Summary: if you already know what you're doing, then you'll enjoy using cheap/powerful little firewall. if not, then you're in for an experience. ;-)
  • Pros: for the money, this is one extremely capable product!
  • Cons: configuration of this unit is more confusing that it ought to be.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice if you don't care what your traffic is up to.

Dan D., Newegg
5 March 2014
  • Summary: Overall I'm disappointed. Knowing what traffic is happening per IP I think is pretty important. I figured at the very least I would be able to snmp to get the information. I also thought of transferring the traffic statistics over to a server and grepping through them to get a live view of whats...
  • Pros: Works almost as described. No issues setting any of the features up. The admin is a bit ehh but who really see's that. Don't bother trying to configure without google.
  • Cons: Trying to find out whats happening with your traffic isn't very good. You can get an overall throughput of each physical port, and interface but there's no way to get live traffic throughput per ip address. If you have one user on your system sucking up all the bandwidth good luck finding them! T...
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Overall 2
2.0

What Protection?

Anonymous, Newegg
28 February 2014
  • Summary: I wish I would have saved the log files to show everyone what a joke your product is.. I only hope i can sell this on an auction site to recover my investment..
  • Pros: It powered on.. Nice user interface..
  • Cons: This happened twice.. I upgraded firmware and fully locked down the firewall. As soon as I connected it to the modem I saw that my network was being attacked. I have one Linux machine on my network thats it.. I use this for home protection, Instantly I had multiple admin sessions on the GUI, I us...
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Overall 10
10

Good product; Excellent Support

Matthew K., Newegg
28 February 2014
  • Summary: Great value, outstanding phone support, decent learning curve you're new to enterprise grade networking and especially if you're new to networking in general.
  • Pros: Device is very powerful as far as configuration and capabilities go. I'm only subscribing to Intrusion/Anomaly Detection and Antivirus but they seem to work well. IDP has blocked a few intrusions attempts (we've been under attack and a Linksys SOHO router/SPI firewall didn't stop it; but this has...
  • Cons: This device seems to straddle SOHO and enterprise gear as far as features go. It's powerful but has a decent learning curve. Not really a con since adding capability also increases complexity; just be sure to leave time to play with the device and learn before dropping into production on a deadli...
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Overall 10
10

Works great one configured

Anonymous, Newegg
7 February 2014
  • Summary: Like every router, this has its own set of peculiarities. Things that are called one thing by vendor have a diffrerent name. Once you get past that, it is a very robust router. I compared it to Cisco products with the same functionality and this won hands down for my small 4 site network.
  • Pros: Great throughput, handles multiple VPN tunnels with no problems. Price is right and so far, reliability seems good. Top notch tech support.
  • Cons: Configuration can be a bit tricky. Some things which were supposed to work automatically (as per Zyxel support) didn't. One example is that when you have multiple subnets, they are supposed to be able to talk to each other by default. Not the case. Had to define policy routes and firewall rule to...
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