This week we finally see the logo change from Snapgear to McAfee following McAfee’s acquisition of Secure Computing late last year. Support contacts and hardware product specifications remain unchanged apart from a new model called the SG310 to replace the popular SG300 but there are some new product codes and changes amongst the extended warranty & support + content filtering subscription options.
Possibly the biggest news is a massive price drop in both the SG580 & SG720 models and a new model called the SG560U coming out in the next few weeks with a USB port reported to have the same capabilities as the USB ports on the SG565. This will include support for many USB ADSL modems, hard drives, printers and now also with 3G modem support (although a list of supported modems is yet to be published).
Update: Correction on the SG560U USB port. Apparently it will only do web caching (for the Squid Proxy) and 3G. No Printer and Hard Drive file sharing.
Support & warranty options: Each router comes with 12 months support and advanced replacement warranty included. This can be extended with the purchase of “1yr Gold Software Support & RMA Hardware Support extension” renewable up to 5 years. For pricing and ordering, type the router name into the search box at OzTechnologies.
Web Filtering Subscription: 12 month web filtering subscriptions (Webwasher) are available for each product. Click here for more information or punch the router name into the search box at OzTechnologies for pricing.
McAfee UTM Firewall Control Center (Ughh… American spelling): Central management for multiple routers. Licenses are available for 25, 250, 750 or unlimited appliances with optional annual support renewals termed “1yr Gold Software Support extension”.
Click here for more information (PDF).
Click here for pricing from OzTechnologies.
Replacement Power Supplies are also available. Click here for pricing from OzTechnologies.
Click here for McAfee’s product range overview (PDF) with some great feature comparison tables to make product selection easier.
Click here for the OzCableguy review summaries.
Note: I have updated the product images on the websites to show the new McAfee badged versions but most products purchased at the moment will still be wearing the old Snapgear logos.