Firewalla is an all-in-one, simple, and intelligent firewall that connects to your router, protects your devices from cyberattacks, and provides you with rich insights about your network. (There is no monthly fee)
Designed by a team of former Cisco engineers to secure the world.
In 2017, we introduced Firewalla Red through Kickstarter and Indiegogo; this year, we are introducing Firewalla Blue. The Blue is designed to be powerful, perfect for consumers and businesses who need the extra protection. Blue will be able to examine network traffic at near Gigabit speed and has enough power to protect more complex devices.
Worried about your baby camera getting hacked? Someone tampering with your smart speakers? Your phone being used by hackers? Firewalla will automatically alert and protect you from all of these cyber threats, giving you peace in the digital world.
Want to see what your kids are doing on their tablet? Are they playing games or doing something else? Still pulling the power cord off that dusty router?
Are you comfortable sharing your data when using Public Wi-Fi? Paying monthly fees for VPN services? Traveling to places where Internet is filtered or controlled?
Introducing Firewalla OpenVPN server, the VPN server that runs inside of your home or business.
Annoyed by those website ads? Do you know who is tracking your web browsing habits? Firewalla's built-in ad blocker can make sure you don't see ads and ads don't see you.
Worried about Internet usage limits? Having network performance issues? With Firewalla Deep Insight, get a summary of hourly, daily or monthly usage. You can dig deeper into any device and see any IP or domain address consuming bandwidth. Tap on any flow to stop them!
Firewalla is committed to taking back family time from social networks. One hour at a time. "Social Hour" blocks all social networks for one hour.
Up-and-running, as easy as 1-2-3! Zero frustration. No password is required.
Cybersecurity shouldn’t be complicated and intimidating. We believe with the right software, cybersecurity can be made as simple as tapping on a few buttons. Most of our features are just that, one tap away.
And for sophisticated power users:
Business and professional users often demand faster Internet that approaches gigabits, and at the same time run complex devices far beyond that of a simple thermostat. Our challenge is how to make Firewalla Simple, affordable and Powerful for the future. Powerful enough to examine packets and detect intrusions at near gigabit speeds.
While the Firewalla Red was optimized for affordability, the Blue will be optimized for power and speed. Faster processor and more memory to handle network traffic and attacks at near gigabit speed.
Firewalla Blue will be based on the same software as Firewalla Red. The same software that’s been protecting families across 57 countries around the world.
Both boxes will be using the same App, there is no change. There will be changes in the cloud to provide more complex security intel for these newer devices.
New Software Features on Blue:
The Heart of Blue
The Blue will allow all of these wonderful security features to run at near gigabit speeds. Why near gigabit? Our current code is able to do 400 to 500 Mbits, and by the time we deliver, we should be closer to gigabit speed.
Firewalla’s main packet processing engine has four different stages:
Firewalla provides full visibility to your devices and networks. Our packet processor will try to make sense out of the flows on the network without invading your privacy. It can detect activities such as video, gaming, porn, malware and the ability to "zoom" all the way to IP addresses. Some of these features you can only find in professional tools, and they will cost hundreds of dollars.
Utilizing deep insight and our unique cloud-based behavior analytics engines, Firewalla can actively detect problems (intrusion detection) and automatically block (intrusion prevention) them if needed once detected.
Our unique behavior analytics engine will capture the "strange" behaviors to prevent future attacks. “Who is doing the large upload to this IP address?”
No longer will you need to pull the power cord from the router, Firewalla gives you full control of your network. You tell it what to do, and it will do it.
Want to be the Chief Information Officer of the family? Owns a small business? The Firewalla App allows you to manage multiple Firewalla boxes at the same time! Right at your fingertips.
Firewalla started as a Kickstarter Project and then later joined Indiegogo in 2017. The Red box raised over 400% of initial goal, and we delivered that project late 2017 and early 2018. Our slogan was “Making Cyber Security Simple and Affordable”. The Red box is now available on Indiegogo Market Place, Amazon, Newegg Business, and in Brookstone stores.
Now we need your help to create an even higher performing product to join Firewalla Red, making Cyber Security Simple, Affordable and Powerful.
We are a group of former Cisco engineers; we want to use our experiences in networking and security to secure the world. We want to make cybersecurity simple, affordable, and powerful. Everyone on our team writes code; and everyone support our customers directly. We are all passionate about architecture, design, and making our customers happiness a #1 priority.
Thank you so much for visiting our campaign! We hope you like our goal of making cyber security simple, affordable and now more powerful. With your support, we hope to build more interesting features on the Firewalla platforms. Please help us forward this campaign to your friends, peers, and give us a cheer.
Is there a monthly fee?
What is "near gigabit speed"?
At the moment we don't know how close to gigabit we can go. If you have participated in our previous campaign, our style always been under promise and over deliver. We decided to launch the campaign when we reached around 400 to 500 Mbits, and push as close to gigabit before and after we deliver the box.
So ... we claim near gigabit, and promise to have >500 Mbits, and likely to deliver something higher.
Will this replace my router?
No, Firewalla is a dedicated security appliance attached to your router. Firewalla is focused on security and control, and your router should focus on providing connectivity.
What routers are compatible with Firewalla?
Firewalla has two modes of operations, so it is likely your router will work with one of them. Here is the detail list. https://firewalla.com/compatibility
Is Firewalla Blue replacing Firewalla Red?
No. Firewalla Blue is more of a Pro version than a replacement. Although the pricing is low right now, the final retail price will be much more expensive. The Red will always be the more affordable version of the Firewalla family.
Since majority software will be shared between the Red and Blue, we will take this campaign to upgrade Red software as well. (So majority of changes in common software will show up in Red, only those consume more resources will be exclusively for the Blue box)
Is this the real "Blue Box"?
Yes. We are currently working with two vendors on the final Firewalla Blue board. One of them is what you see here, and another one may be a little bit bigger. Depending on how much we raise, it will be the one you see here, or a slightly larger/flatter board.
We do not build our own boards, we try our best to use existing boards with minor modifications. We will continue to support open boards (boards that publishes their design and are open source). This helps us save money and lets us focus on the thing that we do best ... software.
Is Firewalla Blue running the same software as Red?
The platform layer (operating system + drivers + switching code) will be different; the Blue will have more packet processing enhancements. The platform independent layer is the same, and the app is the same. There will be specific features on the Blue (see software section).
Some of our Firewalla Red supporters wanted a built-in VPN client, but unfortunately we were never able to get to it. We are going to use this crowdfunding to make that happen. The VPN client will also run on the Red.
What are active protect entries?
List of IP addresses that are bad ... you should never visit them and they should never visit you. (Example, vpnfilter's stage 2 servers). When IP addresses are on this list, they will be blocked by default.
Do I need Blue or Red?
Get Blue if
Get Red if
Where can I find more information on Blue?
Send us an email email@example.com or visit our Blue specific community.
Can I just build this using xyz and run it on raspberry pi?
Firewalla is an integrated solution with mostly our own software. It consists of code running on the Firewalla box, mobile apps, and also the cloud that makes each box just a bit smarter. This integration helps us build something that's simple to use and powerful for professionals. And often, making things simple is not that “simple.”
If you really want to run our software on your own board, we do sell developer licenses. The code that runs on the Red/Blue box is published at https://github.com/firewalla/firewalla
Firewalla is an all in one simple and affordable intelligent shield that connects to your router and secures all of your digital things. It can protect your family from cyber threats, block ads, control kids' internet usage, and even protects you when you are out on public Wifi. There is no monthly fee!
Do you have a home security system that monitors your windows, doors? Motion sensors? Deadbolt locks? A safe? These protect you in the physical world. Do you have anything guarding your digital world?
Plug the red Firewalla box into your router, launch our mobile app, and you’re ready to go. With just one Firewalla you’ll protect every connected device in your home. Our all-device VPN server and ad blocker protects your privacy and offers tools for managing internet usage for everyone in the house, including your kids.
Firewalla is a modern Firewall with IPS and IDS (Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection) functions. One red box is all you need for complete protection
Worried about your baby camera getting hacked? Someone tampering with your smart speakers? Or your phone being used by hackers? Firewalla will automatically alert and protect you from all of these cyber threats, giving you peace in the digital world.
Want to see what your kids are doing on his/her tablet? Are they playing games or doing something else? Still pulling power cord off that dusty router?
Are you comfortable sharing your data when using Public Wifi? Or having your browsing habits send to various ad networks?
Firewalla team is a group of social responsible engineers. Since Firewalla is already helping you manage home network security, kids online access, and personal privacy, we'd also like to help you take back precious family time from social networks, one hour at a time. The "Social Hour" feature can block all social networks for one hour.
Up-and-running, as easy as 1-2-3! Zero frustration. No password is required.
Cybersecurity shouldn’t be complex and intimidating. We believe with the right software, cybersecurity can be made as simple as tapping on a few buttons. And most of our features are just that, one tap away.
Firewalla is a modern Firewall Intrusion Protection System and Intrusion Detection System. As the security threat landscape changes, Firewalla will actively learn and protect end devices through the assistance of the Firewalla Cloud. When you or your devices use the internet, all of your traffic will be filtered through the three-stage system:
Firewalla provides full visibility to your devices and networks. It can detect activities such as video, gaming, porn, malware and the ability to 'zoom' all the way to IP addresses. Some of these features you can only find in professional tools, and they will cost hundreds of dollars.
Utilizing deep insight and our unique cloud-based behavior analytics engines, Firewalla can actively detect problems and automatically block them if needed. Use our built-in VPN server to automatically protect your privacy, on the road and at coffee shops.
No longer you will need to pull the power cord from the router, Firewalla gives you full control of your network; from blocking web pages to cutting off access to devices and even blocking ads. You will always be in control.
Do you own a small business, or need to manage multiple networks? Firewalla makes you the Chief Information Officer. Use the Firewalla App to manage multiple Firewalla boxes at a time, right from the Firewalla app.
We are Makers. We are proud to get our hands dirty, solving the cybersecurity problem bottom up. For this, Firewalla was recently featured as part of the Maker's Showcase from Indiegogo and Brookstone
Most Firewalla features are couple taps away, we made this way because we feel Cybersecurity must be Simple. Don't get us wrong, few taps more, you will find all kinds of professional features. This includes visibility and manipulating network flows, and the ability to manage multiple boxes. We hope you like these features
Return / Refund Policy
You have 15 days to request a refund. For devices that have not been opened, there will be a 15% restocking fee, else 50% restocking fee will be applied. Shipping charges are not refundable. The customer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Any questions please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a monthly fee?
There is no monthly fee for standard features. In the future, we may provide additional apps or features for pro/business users for a reasonable fee.
Does firewalla support Android and iOS?
Yes and Yes.
Will Firewalla work in my country?
Likely to be yes, we have the box running in 48+ countries.
Does Firewalla intercept or block traffic?
Yes and Yes. Firewalla also can detect/block malware, porn, gaming, video sites
Why can't my router do all this?
Routers are optimized to forward traffic, they are not built to do the complex processing required by security. Don't believe us, see how much memory/storage / CPU cores your router has.
Your router upgrade software once a year? Router firmware rarely gets upgraded, while security devices need to upgrade for newer signatures/algorithms/fixes. Firewalla upgrades monthly!
What exactly is Firewalla?
In technical terms, it is a Firewall, IPS (intrusion prevention system), IDS (intrusion detection system), Adblocker, VPN all merged into one system.
Firewalla ship internationally?
We do, following rules will apply.