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FireWall Appliance

Easier than Cisco PIX, less expensive than SonicWall, a robust and economic solution!

  Only $695.00 preloaded with SmoothWall Express.
For advanced features including content filtering, Spam filtering, virus protection, multiple web servers on the DMZ, see the SmoothWall Professional Software Options for our appliance

SmoothWall Express 3.0 The easiest to use professional firewall EVER >>>
SmoothWall is a family of Internet security products, designed to defend your users and your network from external attack.

SmoothWall boot Screen - Just power it up, let it complete booting, then connect with your web browser, its that simple!
SmoothWall Express Ready to Run Desktop Network Appliance

The Network appliance will bootup and run when you receive it, all you need to do is configure it for your network with your web browser!

SmoothWall Express is an open source firewall distribution based on the GNU/Linux operating system. Linux is the ideal choice for security systems; it is well proven, secure, highly configurable and freely available as open source code. SmoothWall includes a hardened subset of the GNU/Linux operating system, so there is no separate OS to install. Designed for ease of use, SmoothWall is configured via a web-based GUI, and requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use.

The SmoothWall network appliance features a DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) to allow you to run a webserver, mailserver and other public servers while providing robust attack prevention, stateful packet filtering, and ease of use. This valuable feature is only found on enterprise level Firewalls such as SonicWall and Cisco. Plus unlike these companies that nickel and dime you to death on user licenses, and require maintenance agreements for updates, this product has UNLIMITED users and upgrades are FREE!

SmoothWall has an installed base of over 12,000 worldwide, now its available for the first time in a pre-configured appliance...

A RACK MOUNT Version is also available. Click to see details Smoothwall Corporate Version is available for larger applications

Software Features:
  • Simply power up the appliance, no other startup process needed
  • 3 different security Zones: RED for WAN, Green for LAN, and ORANGE for DMZ
  • Ease of Configuration – Simple Web Browser based Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes setup no more difficult than point and click.
  • UNLIMITED users, no screwball license restrictions like with SonicWall.
  • WAN connection for use with wide variety of DSL, ADSL, SDSL, Cable Modems, and many other broadband 10/100 (and optional GBE) Internet connections.
  • LAN supports up to 255 firewall protected workstations.
  • Built in DHCP server for plug and play network connections of workstations
  • Stateful inspection – The use of the Linux 2.4 kernel provides stateful inspection which maximises security and facilitates the handling of complex protocols.
  • Built in DMZ, a feature found only in hi-end firewalls, allows you to run a webserver, mailserver, or other public server under the protection of the firewall appliance.
  • DMZ pinholes - allow for protected LAN to DMZ access
  • VPN - Virtual Private Network support allows remote authorized connections from remote home or office locations
  • Intrusion Detection System - aka "snort" logs all evidence of attacks
  • Logging Server - logs all traffic, built in weekly and monthly automated housekeeping
  • DNS Proxy Server - speeds web connections
  • Dynamic DNS support, enables handling DSL and Cable Modem connections that rotate their IP addresses while maintaining a web and /or mail server domain name
  • Port and IP Forwarding rules - allows for greater security by masking real addresses
  • Web Proxy - Caches commonly visited web pages and content, reducing bandwidth load
  • PPP Dialup support allows you to share a dialup connection using an external modem or to have a backup internet connection via dialup - up to five profiles can be used.
  • Networking – Additional IP networking diagnostics tools, DHCP static address assignment, support for additional Dynamic DNS providers along with defense mechanisms against Denial of Service attacks.
  • IP block page – Create a list of public IP addresses that are to be blocked from accessing any computers on the local networks protected by SmoothWall Express.
  • Shell Server - allows Linux Shell commands to be run via web browser interface
  • Built in help on all config pages
  • Back up – Backup the SmoothWall Express configuration information to a floppy disk or to a USB Flash Drive.
  • Documentation – full documentation on CDROM, including a Quick Start Guide along with comprehensive Installation and Administration manuals.
  • Upgradeable via the Web, free updates for SmoothWall Express
  • Linux Source Code Available for your own customizations
  • With SmoothWall Corporate Edition you can purchase additional Web Upgradeable Features available via purchase include: Spam Filtering, Content Filtering, DMZ enhancements to allow large scale server farms.

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Hardware Features:

The SmoothWall Network Firewall Appliance was designed to be robust and simple to run, with a variety of options to meet different requirements. For example, while this model comes with an internal laptop type hard drive, it can just as easily be run from a Compact Flash card or a Disk On Chip module if you don't want a hard drive to worry about. Both options are built in (see picture below - they are both under the hard drive)

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This unit can run entirely on Compact Flash!

You can insert a Type II compactflash card directly on to the motherboard

  • Processor: 1GHz Via C7 533MHz Front side bus. Low power consumption: only 5 Watts!
  • Cache: Integrated full-speed 128KB L1/L2
  • Memory: One 512MB DDR2 SDRAM installed The DDR2 socket supports up to 2GB
  • Video: Integrated graphics controller with Via CN700 graphics chip. 64-bit single cycle 2D/3D graphic engine
    configurable 2M to 8Mbyte of frame buffer for extended screen resolutions up to 1600x1200

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Rear View Showing DMZ, LAN, and WAN ports

  • LAN: 3 RealTek RLT 8100B's on board Full Duplex NIC's 10/100 with integrated connection and activity LEDS in the RJ-45 connectors
  • Optional Intel Gigabyte Ethernet is also available for an additional cost, please specify with order
  • BIOS: Award BIOS version 6.1
  • Bootable Storage Media:
    1 x 2.5" Laptop Type Drive Cage with 40GB 5400 RPM HDD installed
  • Optional Bootable Storage Media:
    1 x Compact Flash Type II Socket appears as IDE/ATA hard drive
    1 x DOC "Disk on Chip" Socket
  • Power Supply: DC 12Volts -with External AC to DC Power Brick, 60 Watts. On board power conversion for  in to system +3.3v/+12v/+5v
  • Front Panel:  Power Switch,
    HDD LED, Network Activity LED, Power LED, 1 x USB port,
    Audio Speaker/Microphone-in
  • Back Panel:
    PS/2 for Keyboard/Mouse,
    2 x USB ports
    2 x Serial (COM1 and COM2)
    1 x Parallel Printer Port
    3 x RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet NIC ports
    15 Pin SVGA Connector
  • Sound: Realtek ALC 201A AC97 2.1 compliant
  • Dimensions: 4.2 cm (H) x 22.0 cm (W) x 16.5 cm (D)
  • Weight: 2 pounds


 What's Included:

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  • SmoothWall Desktop Firewall Appliance Preconfigured with 512MB SDRAM, 40GB or larger 2.5" hard drive, and Smoothwall Express 3.0 software
  • AC to DC Power Supply & AC cord
  • Power cable retainer bracket (keeps DC power plug secure - strain relief)
  • 3x Color Ethernet Patch Cables 6'
  • CDROM with Hardware drivers
  • CDROM with SmoothWall Express Software and Documentation
  • Printed Hardware Manual
  • Printed Quickstart Manual to get you up and running immediately!

To have a high releiability system with no moving disk drive parts, get a 2GB SanDisk Compact Flash Disk instead of the 2.5" hard drive, add $149.00

SanDisk Ultra® II CompactFlash® 2 GB, 60X High Speed
The new SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash® cards have a minimum sustained write speed of 9 megabytes (MB) per second and a read speed of 10 MB per second.


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