Firewalla Reviews


TechRadar: "The Gold Plus will protect a small network from opportunistic hackers without affecting the network's performance. With a continuously updated threat database, the unit includes tools to control connected devices' internet access, making life easy."


TechRadar: "Firewalla may be small, but it packs a powerful security punch, automatically blocking a host of network dangers and giving you plenty of handy extras. "


TechRadar: "Network security and control in a purple box that anyone can use. "



PC Magzine Editors' Choice: "For making this cutting-edge technology understandable and usable for ordinary consumers, Firewalla earns our Editors' Choice award."

PC Magzine: "Add a Firewalla to your network and you can see and manage all network devices and their actions. There are lots for techies to love in this tiny box, but even the average user can benefit."



CNET: "Firewalla's dedicated firewall device for home Wi-Fi networks doesn't come cheap, but it offers an impressive lineup of powerful features."



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TechCrunch: "Firewalla made a name for itself by offering powerful yet affordable hardware firewalls that were, at first, mostly geared toward consumers. Small and medium businesses also quickly caught on to the advantages of using the company’s solutions. "

Firewalla’s combined firewall and router devices have made a name for themselves as the go-to hardware security tools for many enthusiasts and small businesses."


TechCrunch: "It’s easy enough to get started but doesn’t hold you back when you want to go beyond the basics. That’s fun and useful for many home users but often essential for businesses.


WIRED: "Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: I can’t get my teenage son to stop playing Fortnite until the early morning. But I found a tech fix that at least slowed him down: A firewall."



WIRED: "This pocket-sized gigabit firewall can protect you from malware, ads, and snoopers at home and away."


Android Police: "In this tiny box lies a lot of power that lets you monitor each IP address pinged by each device on your network. Thanks to it, I know I can trust many of my gadgets, but I was also able to change some settings to avoid unnecessary."




The best firewalls for home businesses in 2021 and 2020! 

"Firewalla includes robust threat alerts, built-in VPN options, ad blocking, and a bunch of other important security features all bundled together."

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Easy to set up with plenty of features to help protect your home network

ZDNet: "Upgrading my network to 2.5Gbps with the fastest small business and residential firewall: Firewalla Gold Plus"


ZDNet: "If you are working from home I strongly recommend you harden your network with a hardware firewall. I've been testing the Firewalla Blue for some time now and this tiny box that fits into the palm of your hand can do so much, from protecting you from cyberattacks to filtering ads."


ZDNet: "Firewalla launches Purple: Its must-have network security device.  The gadget will secure your network connections at home or on the road."


ZDNet: "Doubling as a VPN server and with features like the ability to monitor your internet traffic for cyberattacks, this router should appeal to security-minded small businesses."


ZDNet: "I've made it a habit to never connect to hotel Wi-Fi when traveling. However, that recently changed after I set up and learned how to use what amounts to be a portable firewall."



Tech Advisor: "This is the beauty of the Gold SE: a lot of its power is hidden away to make it easy to use, and it’ll grow with you as you start to want more from it."


Tech Advisor: "You might assume from its tiny dimensions that the Firewalla Purple isn’t very capable, but you’d be wrong. Very wrong. It’s an impressive box of tricks that gives you a lot of insight into what’s actually going on with all your devices and a good deal of control over their access to your network and the internet."



PCWorld: "The Firewalla Gold SE does an excellent job of protecting your network, letting you see what’s going on and giving you good control over what devices can and can’t do. It’s expensive, but good value considering you don’t need to pay an ongoing subscription."


IT Pro: "Simple to deploy and manage, Firewalla Gold delivers valuable threat protection for small networks."



VPN Central: "The Firewalla Gold SE is a powerful, user-friendly solution for network security and management. Its simple and elegant design, comprehensive features, and future-proof capabilities make it a good investment for people who prioritize network safety and control."

VPN Central: "The Firewalla Purple SE is a must-have device for securing your internet connection. Its compact size makes it a perfect fit for home and business use." "Firewalla: Best firewall for businesses on a budget."


iMore: "This small internet security appliance brings easily managed network security to everyone."




Boingboing: "I've really been enjoying my Firewalla, a small piece of hardware that you plug into your router to access an app that gives me clear visual command over my network."



How to geek: "If you look around your home and can count dozens (or more than a hundred) of network-connected devices, you should absolutely add Firewalla to your home. It does a good job of protecting your home without disrupting your network. I had no idea how noisy my home was until this eye-opening experience."


The Gadgeteer

Gadgeteer: "Firewalla Gold Plus: A way to stay safe while connected to the world."

"The Firewall was very easy to install, and so far I like it much better than other similar devices that I have tried. It is set up wide-open in its initial state, so you get to observe and make choices as you go… "



Apple World Today: "If you have concerns about network security at your home or small business office, Firewalla is an excellent solution to put those fears to rest. It is easy to set up and monitor, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it provides a wide range of functions to keep your network safe. "


Product Hunt: "Firewalla just works, plugged it in and away it goes, using in ARP for now it’s still really works well. The app is easy and fast, Internet is still same speed and I’ve added it to my wife’s phone so she can control the kids stuff :-) "



Gadget Review: "Firewalla will prevent and alert you to threats, allow you to set up parental controls and know kid’s activities online, block ads and much more. Best of all it is easy to use. Once you plug it in, you will be able to see and manage all network devices and their actions." 


TechRepublic: You also can strengthen your home network with a hardware firewall. Firewalla Blue can safeguard your personal and business data, monitor and control Internet usage, and block ads.


Proteger mi PC: "Tiene todo lo que se puede pedir a un aparato doméstico de protección de este estilo."



Stacey on IoT: "Overall, I’m very impressed by the Firewalla. It offers a broad range of useful features and adds the detailed monitoring of connected device network flows, complete with alerts for abnormal activities."


Help Desk Geek: "The Firewalla Gold is one of the most interesting consumer-grade security products to reach the market in recent years… It’s priced like it’s at the bottom end of the market, but with the kind of features you’d see in an enterprise-grade Cisco or Juniper unit instead."





Firewalla was funded through Kickstarter and later followed through via Indiegogo In-demand.  We shipped all of our orders as of late January, and now we are in production.  Here are some real comments that we put into nice graphics from our early supporters.


Kickstarter Supporter: "This was simple to set up and get started. The amount of traffic out of my home was an eye-opener."

Kickstarter Supporter: "My congratulations on seeing this need and coming out with such an ingenious solution. There’s so little hardware to it, that I’m still impressed and smiling 30 minutes after opening the box! :-) Well done!"

Kickstarter Supporter: "Firewalla is pretty bad ass.  Very quick and easy install. Love that I get alerted when away from home!"


Indiegogo Supporter: "Love the box! Only using it the 2nd day and I’m loving it already. Love the elaborate functions I can use. Love the flexibility and options." 

Indiegogo Supporter: "Was awakened this morning by a warning that porn was being accessed from a PS4, I have other methods to try to filter this but they didn't catch this. Firewalla did." 

Indiegogo Supporter: " After a couple of days I can say: its amazing what you create with this little box! I will write a email to you with exactly feedback :) I’m happy with firewalla, every cent was a great invest!"

Indiegogo Supporter: " Just received my Blue yesterday and I am so loving it! Now I have full control over my internet traffic. Watching video or web browsing is so much better without irritating Ads. The insight provide details of the traffic flow of all my devices and usage pattern which I am not even aware. Highly recommend this great product! "



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Brian contacted us via our help channel, and expressed his interested in cybersecurity and want to do a review of Firewalla on his youtube channel. He is starting the channel and would be happy to get more followers.




Amazon Customer: "This device gives me that peace of mind that I was seeking to regain, after that nightmare hack job I experienced."

Amazon Customer: "I seriously wonder why enterprise cybersecurity solutions are not as easy to use as Firewalla."

Amazon Customer: “I have been using for 9 months, and I am still very impressed with how dedicated these engineers are.”

Amazon Customer: "Very user-friendly app, & once out the box, setup was essentially a snap of a finger."

Amazon Customer: "I’m buying a bunch of these for friends and family for Christmas. Highly recommend this for pretty much everyone."




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