Out of the box it worked right away. The basic features enabled during setup provide me a secure network. Some additional features need to be manually enabled. The device is feature packed and is not for those who are unfamiliar with networking and/or firewalls. Deep packet inspection, custom firewall rules, multiple LAN's via VLAN tagging the list goes on. I have 4 seperate LAN's and the CPU and memory are barely ticking over. Clarification needed: The device is being used in a domestic situation, not an enterprise environment. The user interface is easy to navigate.