IPFire is an open source Linux distribution that acts primarily as a router and firewall, with a web-based user interface for configuration.
IPFire is based on Linux from Scratch.
The basic system is relatively slim, services such as: DHCP server, VPN based on IPSec / OpenVPN, firewall filters can be activated / deactivated. Pakfire, the Pakage package management system, can be used to install extensions and updates.
Although IPfire can be virtualized like an ordinary operating system, a 'real firewall' should always run on physical hardware, as network performance makes the difference, see the table below, throughput values with associated CPU, and network adapters.
The hardware we offer is tested for compatibility with IPfire, as shown below. See the complete TCP throughput test
as a PDF with measured throughput values after the default installation.
Hardware compatibility test & TCP-Throughput mit IPfire 2.23.135
(As of 09/2019)
VPN & Firewall Hardware 19inch 1U SBR234-1U-FW Intel J3355/J3455
Firewall Hardware Appliance with Intel CPU J3355 2x2-2.5GHz (Option: J3455, J4005, J4105) AES-NI, 19 inch 1U industrie chassis for Firewall & VPN.
Firewall Hardware Appliance SBR701-1U-FW Rack High Performance
SBR701-1U-FW (successor of SBR611-1U-FW) with Intel G4400 2x3.3GHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 120GB SSD SATA3 HDD, 19inch 1U Rack Version, 3x GBit .
Firewall Hardware 19inch SBR721-1U-FW Intel G5400 High Performance
SBR721-1U-FW with Intel G4560 2x3.5GHz, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 120GB SSD SATA3 HDD, 3x GBit PCIe LAN, 10Gbit option, 19 inch 1U Rack Version .
2x fanless hardware for pfSense, OPNsense firewall - load balancing, failover
Fanless firewall hardware appliance SBR4LAN2 consisting of 2 devices with Intel quad J1900 mounted in 19inch 1U rack ideal for redundant solutions.
Firewall Hardware SBR706-1U-FW, 6x NIC Intel Gigabit, Quad Xeon
Firewall Hardware Appliance: SBR706-1U-FW, 19inch 1U Rack Version, 6 Intel Gigabit NICs, Quad Xeon CPU, E3-1220V6 4x3 GHz, 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM.
IPfire can be installed on any compatible hardware, if desired we will install it before, see: Linux IPFire installation on firewall/router hardware
We optionally install pfSense
in addition to IPfire.
The hardware is mostly compatible with other Linux and FreeBSD operating systems like: Endian, Smoothwall, IPcop, CentOS, Sophos, Untangle, Ubuntu, Debian, openSuse, Red Hat, Fedora and more.
Beside 36-month warranty for firewall hardware, we offer additional benefits
By default firewall hardware is available as mini desktop aluminium case and rack version 19 inch 1U, see pictures.
IPfire Hardware - Rack 19inch 1U 483x250x44mm
In the shop you will find the latest firewall hardware, with 3-8 Gigabit & 10gbit network adapters, which we keep in several variants in stock. Below you will find the desktop variants:
Fanless Linux, pfSense Hardware SBR234-FW Intel J3355/J3455, AES-NI
Firewall Hardware Appliance: SBR234-FW, Intel CPU J3355 2x2-2.5GHz (Option: J3455, J4005, J4105), 2GB RAM, 120GB SATA3 SSD HDD, 3x GBit network cards, full aluminum case.. Further information: SBR234-FW
Firewall Hardware Appliance SBR701-FW, full aluminum case
SBR701-FW (successor of SBR611-FW) with Intel G4400 2x3.3GHz 2GB DDR3 RAM, 120GB SSD SATA3, 3x GBit PCIe LAN, only 19W power consumpt... Further information: SBR701-FW
Firewall Hardware Appliance SBR721-FW, High Performance Low Power
Firewall Hardware SBR721-FW with Intel Coffee Lake G5400 2x3.7GHz, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 120GB SSD SATA3 HDD, 3x Intel GBit PCIe LAN, only 18W power consumpt... Further information: SBR721-FW
IPfire Hardware - Mini-PC 211x254x86mm, aluminium case
If you want to order the hardware, you have the possibility to configure it with more: RAM, CPU, hard disks, network adapters etc. Quantity availability is also shown for selected components in the shop. The relevant category is: Firewall-Hardware
. For your questions, for an individual PDF offer write us