OPNsense, NitroWall meets all the requirements of a professional firewall and IPS such as multi WAN, hardware failover, routing protocols, web filtering, and two-factor authentication.
VPN gateway for IPSec and OpenVPN with powerful Intel Quadcore CPU with AES-NI for fast data throughput. Secure two-factor authentication via Nitrokey (instead of password) is possible with IPSec.
Instead of a proprietary BIOS, the NitroWall uses the open source firmware Coreboot, which offers transparency, minimal attack surface and high speed.
Disabled Intel Management Engine
Vulnerable and proprietary low-level hardware parts are disabled to make the hardware more robust against advanced attacks.
The Intel Management Engine (ME) is a type of separate computer within all modern Intel processors (CPU). The ME acts as a master controller for your CPU and has extensive access to your computer (system memory, display, keyboard, network). Intel controls the code of the ME and severe vulnerabilities have already been found in the ME that allow local and remote attacks. Therefore, ME can be considered a backdoor and is disabled in NitroWall.
Unlike common ARM-based systems, NitroWall contains the powerful Intel Quadcore CPU J3160 with 1.6 GHz and AES-NI. 8 GB RAM, SSD and four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide sufficient resources.
NitroWall features a small, rugged metal chassis. It does not require a fan, making it completely silent and virtually maintenance-free. In addition, NitroWall is very energy efficient.
Instead of OPNsense, NitroWall can be operated with other operating systems such as pfSense, Ubuntu, Windows or Proxmox.
Thanks to its closed housing and compact size, NitroWall is also suitable as a robust industrial PC in combination with operating systems such as Ubuntu or Windows.
Processor (CPU): Intel Quadcore J3160 with 1.6 GHz and AES-NI
RAM: 8 GB DDR3
Hard disk storage: mSATA SSD 16 GB or more
Connections: 4x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB, 2x HDMI, 1x RS232 (8P8C, "RJ45")
Size: 115x107x39 mm
Weight: 500 g
Power consumption: typical: <10 W, maximum: 16 W
Scope of delivery: 12V 4A power supply, VESA plate, screws
Is NitroWall suitable as a replacement for my home router?
Generally not. NitroWall does not include a DSL or cable modem but requires network access via Ethernet. But NitroWall can be operated behind home routers. In addition, the configuration is aimed at professional users with appropriate prior knowledge.