Zyxel USG 60 W throughput

Dovetail_MD
Dovetail_MD Posts: 81  Ally Member
edited April 14 in Security
Good afternoon all,

We are wondering why we getting a slow speed on in our network.

The incoming supply is running at about 160 MBPS is measured by plugging a laptop straight into the incoming router i.e. on the outside of the DMZ whereas on a workstation we are getting about 60 MBPS.

The switches between the USG 60 W and our office are both running at gigabit and the wiring interconnects are a mixture of fibre and CAT7

Any thoughts team?
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Answers

  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 806  Zyxel Employee
    With UTM feature enabled, traffics are thoroughly scanned by USG, it would have effect on performance.
  • Dovetail_MD
    Dovetail_MD Posts: 81  Ally Member
    Good morning

    Thank you for your reply

    Really as much of a hit to knock the speed down by 50%?
  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 806  Zyxel Employee
    Hi @Dovetail_MD,
    It is possible when all UTM features are enabled.
  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 806  Zyxel Employee
    For better performance with UTM enabled, ATP-100W would be suitable for your site.

  • Dovetail_MD
    Dovetail_MD Posts: 81  Ally Member
    Good morning

    Thank you - I guess we could use a simple firewall rather than one with modem facilities as we have a modem from our broadband supplier which does simple NAT

    But does this simplification really improve throughput?

    Best wishes

    Andy
  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 806  Zyxel Employee
    Hi @Dovetail_MD,

    The throughput will be higher  if it just runs as a pure NAT router without UTM services. However, your network will lose the protection from USG instead. It depends on what purpose you want to achieve in your network environment.


  • Dovetail_MD
    Dovetail_MD Posts: 81  Ally Member
    You misunderstand

    The vendor's router does NAT - I'm asking if no NAT and perhaps no wifi on the ZYXEL inboard of that will help speed
  • Dovetail_MD
    Dovetail_MD Posts: 81  Ally Member
    And perhaps if Zyxels had more processor grunt the hit of UTM would be less?
  • PeterUK
    PeterUK Posts: 1,116  Guru Member
  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 806  Zyxel Employee
    @PeterUK, True, It will have performance improvement if we uncheck collect statistics. 
    @Dovetail_MD, UTM service is the most CPU power consuming application, even though if you only enabled the UTM function without NAT, the improvement will still be limited

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