Stumbled across a new-ish firewall device, unknown to me

Has anyone ever heard of or used an edge device from a company called FireWalla? They claim it’s founded by former Cisco employees.

FireWalla Gold - IndieGoGo

[ FireWalla corp site.

They are launching a gold (crowd sourced) version with Wifi and more. They claim each port is ‘completely independant and running as a layer 3’, powered by a quad core AES-NI compliant 2 ghz Celeron.

When I asked them how it compared to an established security OS such as pFsense, I never received a reply. So I wondered if anyone else has heard of them or has further insights into the devices or the company’s rep.

It’s a mystery box firewall with very little technical details. Probably great for the consumer market that wants something that “Just Works” with some nice menus. Their site has very few technical details and plenty of marketing.


I guess i’m better off buying a 6 port protect-li for that price and putting OPNsense or Pfsense on it for that price. :slight_smile:

Another crowd funded ruse. OEM box out of China and some shinny marketing.

P.S. I really need to look into this whole crowd funding scam. They bamboozled over 1.5M from victims.


If not details don’t fall for the marketing BS.

On the bright side, it’s a commodity fanless Intel Celeron (hopefully not one with known life deterioration and die issues) based firewall running Ubuntu, so when victims eventually see through the ruse, they might be able to install pfSense CE to recoup some of their lost coins.

Gamble with any one of theses low cost alternatives out of China

Or just buy one that has been vetted and provides US domestic support. I have 2.

Oh i’ve already set my sights on the 6 port Protectli with i5 processor. I just saw that firewalla thing pop-up and thought “hm that looks cool, wonder if anyone with any real technical background has actually spent serious hands on time with one of these”.

Only the victims have any “experience” with it, who are highly unlikely to admit they were duped out of pure embarrassment, they had to agree to a NDA, or they are paid reviewers.