Firewalla's main packet processing engine has four different stages:
Deep Insight:Make sense of all network traffic. Dig deep and understand what they are.
Active Protect:Intrusion detection services to detect bad things and Intrusion prevention services to block before bad things happen.
Behavior analytics:See things from a different angle.
Control:This is where you tell us what to do. Applying sophisticated rules to control traffic flows.
From smart speakers to baby monitor cameras, there is no shortage of technology in your home for hackers to exploit. Firewalla sends automatic alerts and protects your devices from cyber threats.
Detect, prevent and block active cyberattacks and intrusions
Monitor for abnormal trends through intelligent behavior analytics
Actively block malicious sites in real-time
Continuously scan your home for security vulnerabilities and risks
Blocking Countries off your Network
Advanced GEO-IP Filtering
Using GEO-IP Filtering, a technology that can block network traffic from entire countries, you can effectively stop hackers from remotely attacking your business or home network.
New Device Quarantine
Protect your network by automatically place new/unknown devices in a Quarantine group. You can apply any content filtering or rate limit rules to this Quarantine group.
Make Your Privacy a Priority with VPN
Are you comfortable sharing your data when using public Wi-Fi or traveling to regions where the internet is filtered or controlled? Introducing Firewalla OpenVPN server, a VPN server that runs inside of your home or business without charging a monthly fee.
Protects privacy when using public wifi
No monthly fee or bandwidth throttling
Surf the web virtually “at home”…from anywhere
Bypass internet filtering and monitoring when traveling
Supports both OpenVPN and WireGuard
VPN Client: Securely Connect to Any Device
With Firewalla’s VPN Client, you can connect any device or devices in your network to many OpenVPN, WireGuard, and anyConnect-based services.
Connect any IoT devices like Apple TV to third-party VPNs
Remotely connect your home devices to another Firewalla
Connect two sites together with a site-to-site VPN and access devices securely both ways
Connect to and route to multiple VPN services.
Say Goodbye to Annoying Ads
Website ads and trackers have been frustrating internet users for years. That’s why Firewalla's built-in ad blocker makes sure you don't see ads and the ads don't see you.
Block ads across all devices
DNS cache to speed up all other lookups
Protect Your DNS
DNS over HTTPS
Traditionally DNS requests are sent in plain text between the client and the DNS server. DNS over HTTPS (DoH) sends DNS requests encrypted over HTTPS. It makes DNS exchange more secure and protects user privacy.
Unbound is a validating, recursive, caching DNS resolver, installed locally on the Firewalla box, which helps increase your online privacy and security.
Parenting with Ease
Parenting is a tough job, but Firewalla makes things easier. With a simple tap of a button, you can:
Restrict internet access
Stop any devices from playing online games
Block social networking
Monitor online activity
Receive online activity alerts
Block malicious and adult content
Block popular applications
Put any rules above in an automatic schedule
Safe Search is a feature used by major search engines like Google Search, YouTube, Bing, and DuckDuckGo to filter adult content out of search results. If anyone enters an inappropriate or suggestive phrase in the search bar, the results will be filtered for offensive content.
Take Back Family Time
Firewalla is committed to taking back family time from social networks. The “Social Hour” feature blocks all social networks for one-hour increments, giving you more time to spend with family.
Powerful Rules Engine
Firewalla puts the power in your hands and gives you full control of your network. You can block web pages, cut off access to devices, and remove ads. You can even block sites by specific category types, like Gaming, Social, Video, Porn, Gambling, and P2P.
Block domains or domains with wildcards.
Block IP addresses and subnets
Block activities such as gaming, social, video, porn, gambling, and p2p
Block based on location and region
Block any port
Get notified when devices are online or offline
Give exceptions to blocking rules
Regulate Network Traffic The Smart Way
Advanced Smart Queue + Rate Limit
Advanced Smart Queue prioritizes traffic and reduces delays (buffer bloat) when your network is heavily loaded. You can now control your bandwidth usage by rate-limit any device or activity (such as video).
Policy & Content-Based Routing (PBR)
Selectively route traffic based on a set of rules or the content type. For example, you can send all video traffic to VPN Client or banking sites to a different WAN interface.
Bandwidth Usage Insights
Track Monthly Data Usage
Worried about Internet usage limits or network performance issues? Firewalla Deep Insight provides a summary of hourly, daily or monthly usage, allowing you to dig deep into any device and see the IP or domain address consuming bandwidth and stop it.
Hourly, daily, and monthly bandwidth usage summary
Per device bandwidth usage stats
Deep dive into any device
Identify which domain is consuming the bandwidth
Tap to block
Network Performance and Quality Monitoring
A better network is also a network that enables you with a much better experience. Firewalla is now providing tools to help you monitor and achieve better network performance.
Wi-Fi / LAN performance
Network Packet loss
Firewalla Gold can create secondary firewalls within your home network through ‘network segmentation’. Network segmentation divides your network into regions with dynamic and static policies/rules.
Create a network segment for kids and employeeswith their own rules and policies. You can limit access to the internet, filter activities, and more.
Isolate critical devices into their own network. Only permit devices like security cameras to talk to their own network.
Create a secure guest network, in order to apply a high level of protection to your guests, and manage their activities in real-time.
Actively quarantine any device and restrict its behavior on the network. This feature works by blocking all traffic to and from any network segment, only allow selective sites or activities.
New devices connecting to the network will need approval
Only allow school sites to be accessed
Only allow access to the company network and email
In addition to the traditional Simple and DHCP modes, Firewalla Gold includes a third “Router” mode. You now have the option to do a plug and play install complementing your current network or redesign your network with the Firewalla Gold as the main router using our mobile app.
Firewalla Gold is a software-based router, managed by the same intuitive Firewalla app. It has the capability to identify and shape your network based on rules you define, right at your fingertips.
PPPoE over VLAN
Triple Play Support
Faster and more stable internet! Fully utilize two internet connections together, either in load balancing mode or failover modes. Content and Policy Based Routing, route any traffic to any WAN connection.
Bundling individual ethernet links together as one single logical link. Achieve speeds beyond gigabit, provide load balancing, and link redundancy at the link layer.
Transparently bridge two networks together by inserting Firewalla Gold in the middle;
Firewalla can be installed with most routers in Simple Mode (plug and play mode) without changing existing wiring, around 5 min.
In case you have multiple routers, you will be able to use the advanced simple mode to have the same Firewalla Gold monitor and manage multiple routers on your network.
Your Firewalla is an open platform! Now, you can easily and safely extend Firewalla functionalities with applications running inside Docker containers.
WEB Interface (beta)
The firewalla web interface will complement the mobile app on complex operations to help you manage and control your network. A mobile device is required to activate and use the web interface.
Due to the global chip shortage and the increasing cost of parts on the Firewalla Gold, we are now releasing the Firewalla Gold Rev B. This unit has a slightly faster CPU, is fully compatible with the Firewalla Gold (original) hardware, and uses the same software image.
Firewalla Gold unit ships with a standard USA power cable. If you need a power cable that fits your country, please add an international power cord to your cart before checkout. This option is only available to orders shipping to outside of USA
Lead time for all shipments is 2 to 5 business days.
USA orders will be shipped from California, shipping time is about 3 to 4 business days.
The rest of the world orders will be shipped from an international warehouse. Shipping time is about 3 to 7 business days.
If you are located outside of the United States, Firewalla Inc is not responsible for import duties, taxes, or fees. The shipping charge you pay only covers the freight cost. You assume the responsibility of an importer and are responsible for any duty/tax charges that may incur. We will use couriers like DHL/UPS/FedEx for shipments. Couriers may charge a customs clearance fee or customs handling fee for processing the import declaration. In the event that you refuse to pay these charges, you will be denied any refund even if you do not receive the product.
* Due to covid-19, shipping time can not be guaranteed.
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. A smartphone is required to use the unit
Return / Refund Policy
Any unopened product may be returned for a refund within 30 days of receiving the item.
If the product is damaged through customer misuse or is in unsellable condition, we will charge a restocking fee up to 15% of the original purchase price. The item may only be returned within 30 days of purchase.
Product is not refundable if parts or accessories are missing
firewalla.com will gladly issue a credit for the difference between the price you paid and the promotional price, if your purchase was made online at firewalla.com and was within 30 days before the price change. Credits are typically issued within 7 business days.