April 9, 2021

Firewalla Gold good or bad?

I work in IT but am just starting to get into the cybersecurity realm. I’m thinking about getting a firewalla gold for my SOHO network and was curious what people’s thoughts were on it from a technical security point. I went to YouTube first but couldn’t find any actual technical reviews on it except for ones that merely stated its features. Any help would be appreciated.



I have one, I like. My one complaint is there aren’t a lot of configuration options….it’s pretty basic. But for what I use it for its good. It’s def easier to use than pfsense.


I’ve used it at home and liked it. Also used it in a real world cyber security situation and it did well. Client of mine was having modems blacklisted by Xfinity for DOS type activity coming from his network. Dropped a firewalla blue on it in simple mode and within a few minutes it was flagging and blocking connection attempts to the onsite security DVR that were on its suspicious/malicious list and from places like Russia and China.

I factory reset the DVR and set a password (last tech this client hired had it as default). Between that and the firewalla the Xfinity issues went away. It took probably 6 mos for the connection attempts to stop, but firewalla would intercept and block them all day.

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