Lightning Wire Labs

Lightning Wire Labs is the company behind the flagship series of IPFire appliances. They are developing reference hardware that has been optimised to work perfectly together with IPFire.

Rack-mount appliances

For deployments in larger companies and authorities, or in schools with hundreds of students accessing the Internet, there are rack-mountable appliances available that get the maximum out of IPFire and being power-efficient at the same time.


SOHO/IoT appliances

For small businesses, home offices or remote offices, a series of smaller appliances is available that bring the full set of features of IPFire in a small form-factor. They are also perfect for IoT applications.


Cloud Appliances

Virtual appliances are also available on Amazon Web Services.

Comparison Chart

IPFire Enterprise Appliance IPFire Business Appliance
Revision Rev 1.0 Rev 1.0
Processor Series Intel Xeon-D Series Intel Atom Server Series
Memory 16 GB 8 GB
Ethernet Adapters 2x 10G, 2x 1G 4x 1G
Throughput((per NIC, bidirectional)) Full 10G Full 1G
AES 256 GCM (per CPU) ~2.4 GByte/s ~742 MByte/s
AES 256 CBC ~422 MByte/s ~402 MByte/s
Power Consumption
Typical Load ~34 W ~25 W
Full CPU Load ~77 W ~32 W


Are any of the appliances vulnerable to Meltdown/Spectre/etc?

Yes, some of the appliances are affected. There is an extra page that lists which appliances is affected by which vulnerability and how they are mitigated.

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Older Revisions • August 29 at 8:12 pm • Jon