We recently ran a independent fiber network for a deployment of around 150 IP cameras around our property. Needing something to pass out IP addresses, and enable access from our current LAN, I was debating on whether or not to put it on a separate firewall to lessen the impact on our main firewall. If I just connect it to a different interface on our Sonicwall NSA2600, will it impact the firewall performance much? All the traffic would be on the new fiber LAN, and would be recording to the NVR. Would I be better off setting up a different firewall? Or should the impact be minimal.
I understand that most of the CCTV traffic will be confined to the LAN under X6 traffic because communication is between your cameras and the recording device.
Also, I understand that the only traffic that will flow throught X6 will be things like camera control, DNS, updating firmware, etc. I mean, there are no heavy traffic from CCTV LAN to the rest of Firewalls interfaces.
If this two suppositions are correct, your firewall won't notice the new X6 LAN.
If this two suppositions are incorrect, comment what it's different.