UniFi Dream Machine
Ubiquiti Networks: $299
The UniFi Dream Machine Pro by Ubiquiti is our top choice for router/firewall/controller for home and small business networks.
- 10Gbps SFP+ WAN and 10Gbps SFP+ LAN
- Managed 8-Port Gigabit Switch
- Advanced Security Gateway with IDS/IPS and DPI
- Scalable Through Additional UniFi Devices
- Internal 3.5″ drive bay for UniFi Protect video storage
- Internal Cloud Key Only (No adoption by external controllers)
- All-in-one design limits flexibility
- Limited VPN Support
The UniFi Dream Machine, or UDM, is a small, attractive package that contains Gigabit RJ-45 WAN and also 10Gbps SFP+ WAN, 10Gbps SFP+ LAN, an integrated 8-port gigabit Ethernet Switch, and UniFi Security Gateway and Network Controller. It provides a complete solution for your network security, routing, and control, and is expandable with UniFi WiFi Access Points and Switches.
Add UniFi APs, switches, and cameras for a complete network. This flexibility is especially important in larger networks and in networks where performance is the top concern. UniFi switches can be daisy-chained on the 10Gbps SFP+ LAN connection, or segmented to separate networks as needed.
The built-in UniFi Controller (Cloud Key) provides an excellent configuration and status interface, and allows for remote management, which means your IT Services provider (like Purissima Technologies) can configure, maintain, update, and troubleshoot most network problems without coming onsite.
The UDM has a fast multi-core processor that can run full Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection (IPS/IDS) at Gigabit speeds.
Who is this product for?
The UniFi Dream Machine is an excellent Router, Security Gateway, and WiFi access point for a small office or home. It is expandable with additional UniFi WiFi Access Points (APs) and Switches for WiFi coverage over a larger area and for additional wired network connections. Please see our networking recommendations page for more details and other alternatives that we recommend.