Discover the easiest way to protect your business

By using a VPN for remote connections, small businesses build in a layer of security they otherwise may not have. The VPN for remote business networking keeps sensitive information private. It’s an added safety measure if you already work on a secure network, but it’s critical to use VPNs over open public Wi-Fi connections such as coffee shops, hotels and airports.

But today’s VPN solutions can be lengthy and tedious to configure, making it hard to implement in small businesses that do not have any IT expertise.

NETGEAR Business has leveraged Insight Management’s intuitive and simplicity solution to implement the easiest VPN set up and configuration of the market in the “Insight Instant VPN Router” (BR500).

Access and protect your data from anywhere

Remote VPN is for individuals that need to securely login to their small business network, remotely and access the network resources. Site-2-Site VPN is for businesses with multiple offices that need to connect virtually to support data and resource access for their employees in different locations.

With the BR500 subscription, you get both: remote VPN (Windows only) and Site-2-Site. Simply choose 1 of the 3 annual plans. (Limited to 10 remote VPN users per BR500).



1 Year –Insight Instant VPN subscription [Remote (Windows only) + Site-2-Site VPN]


3 Year –Insight Instant VPN subscription [Remote (Windows only) + Site-2-Site VPN]


5 Year –Insight Instant VPN subscription [Remote (Windows only) + Site-2-Site VPN]


One-step Instant VPN - Remote or site-to-site

With the Insight Instant VPN Router and NETGEAR Insight app or Cloud Portal, any business, big or small, tech savvy or not, can create a secure VPN in an instant. With the Instant VPN option in Insight, business employees can set up a VPN in one simple step either from their home to the office or from a business site to another (Remote VPN available for Windows clients only). Their data and their business is protected in an instant. It also allows them to rapidly access any file or device located in the office as if they were there, making collaboration easier and preventing data duplication on all sites.

Remote monitoring and management with NETGEAR Insight

The NETGEAR Insight solution allows to instantly discover, configure, and continuously monitor and manage your network of select NETGEAR Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices, from anywhere. Insight offers plug-and-play set up and management of small business networks from an easy-to-use mobile app or Cloud Portal. Its scope has now expanded to the VPN Router to make the NETGEAR Insight ecosystem the most comprehensive cloud management solution in the market.

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Full Business protection with integrated firewall

The Insight Instant VPN Router also adds a layer of protection with the inclusion of a firewall. The firewall prevents any unauthorized access to the network and will monitor the communications between the business network and the outside world according to internal rules. It will also warn of any malicious connection attempt. The Firewall rules can easily be set up in the Insight app or Cloud Portal to get you started intantly.


  • One-step Instant VPN for business protection and remote or site-to-site secure access (Remote VPN available with Windows clients only)
  • Easy setup, configuration and instant VPN connectivity from the NETGEAR Insight app or Cloud Portal
  • Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall and easy rule setting for instant protection against intrusion
  • Router setup (DHCP, NAT rules, DMZ ports) from the Insight app or Cloud Portal
  • Full routing capabilities with DHCP, NAT, PPTP, L2TP
  • VPN Business Router with InterVLAN routing, Support for QoS and 802.1q VLANs (256)
  • VLAN in VLAN support (QinQ) for private VLAN tagging in ISP network for an additional layer of isolation and security
  • VPN with SSL Encryption (DES, 3DES, AES)


The Insight Instant VPN Router is fully monitored and managed through NETGEAR Insight either locally or remotely.

NETGEAR Insight provides:

  • The VPN Router hardware status, temperature, port speeds, CPU load, memory utilization
  • The VPN connection status – connected/disconnected, number of connected users, method of authentication, current traffic, visited destination from guest portal, sites connected (for site-to-site VPN), volume of data exchanged
  • Firewall rule configuration and update, NAT traversal, port forwarding, FTP


  • 5-year NBD hardware warranty
  • Next Business Day replacement
  • 90 day phone/chat support

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Product Number


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Datasheet (PDF)
Remote management
  • Yes, with NETGEAR Insight management solution
VPN set up and configuration
  • With NETGEAR Insight management solution and Instant VPN option (subscription required)
Gigabit Ports WAN/LAN
  • 1/4
DMZ Interfaces (Configurable)
  • 1
  • n/a
Maximum Number of VLANs
  • 254
Max number of remote VPN connections (Windows only)
  • 10
Insight Instant VPN
  • Yes
L2TP, PPTP Server
  • Yes
VPN Pass Through
  • IPsec, PPTP, L2TP
User Authentication for VPN
  • Insight user directory
Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall
  • Yes
WAN Modes
  • NAT, Classical Routing
ISP Address Assignment
  • DHCP, Static IP Assignment, PPPoE, PPTP
NAT Modes
  • 1-1, NAT
  • Static, Dynamic, RIPv1, RIPv2
IPv6 Support
  • Yes
  • DHCP Server, DHCP Relay, DNS Proxy
  • 802.1Q
WAN Fail-over
  • No
WAN Load Balancing Modes
  • Weighted Load Balancing, Round Robin (as above)
Essential Networking Features
  • Port Range Forwarding, Port Triggering, DNS proxy, MAC Address Cloning/spoofing, NTP Support, UPnP, Auto-Uplink on Switch Ports, L3 Quality of Service (QoS), LAN-to-WAN and WAN-to-LAN(ToS), Bandwidth Profiling
  • Yes
Bandwidth Profiles
  • Yes
Content Filtering (HTTP Only)
  • Yes