I’m in desperate need of some unbiased advice and suggestions. Everyone I ask seems to want to sell me a £2-5,000 firewall appliance and £1500+ per year of support/licencing.
I have a 1gb leased fibre internet connection terminated in a Openreach 21cn unit and a block of 15 public fixed ip addresses. I want to carve up that 1gb bandwidth into 10mb-1gb chunks for individual tenants in a multi business occupied building.
Each tenant is connected to landlord room with SM fibre is responsible for their internal LAN equipment (which I will have no control over), I just need to provide them with either a sfp module or a RJ45 copper connection via a media convertor.
I think I need a 1gb firewall appliance with 1gb throughput with either one RJ45 or SFP WAN port and 6 LAN ports (6 is enough for now) I have struggled to find appliances that have this sort of number of SFP LAN ports, best I have found is 4 so would have to use media convertors for the other 2 (not ideal).
Looked as old version used (affordable) products designed for big enterprise users such as SonicWall NSA7500/3600 kit which would do this for a sensible price
Considered pc based products such as pfsense using a spare quick PC and buying multiple port or several single port sfp NIC cards but sfp NIC cards still haven’t come down in price much.
Because I don’t want there to be any chance of any LAN talking to another LAN and I want zero visibility of the LAN’s between each other and each LAN would have its own public IP, I thought the above way was the way to go.
I could then assign a fixed public IP to each firewall LAN port and have some control over bandwidth hopefully ?
If I could have control over the tenants own router then I guess I could just have a one LAN port firewall running transparently and feed that into a basic SFP switch and set up each tenant router with its fixed public IP ? but I don’t really want to be responsible for kit in their rooms as well as my own.
Above all I need a reliable affordable solution which won’t break the bank, be easy to maintain and leave all tenant networks to be secure. Any ideas ? ! Any help appreciated.
Edit: Not looking for a specific product recomendation, more a way of achieving a soloution, be it switch, appliance, multiple appliance or pc based.