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The Vault is an Open Source ready hardware manufactured by Protectli, focused on network appliance and firewalls. One of the main advantages of this platform is fanless design allowing for silent work and small dimensions together with running on approximately 10 Watts under moderate load, 18W max. With an Open Source solution, you can choose which Operating System will run your network, with full control over the configuration!

Datasheet (FW2B): link
Datasheet (FW4B): link
Knowledge base (FW2B): link
Knowledge base (FW4B): link

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212.00332.99 (ex. VAT)

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The Vault is a small form factor PC built for use as a firewall / router. The FW2B (FW4B) is based on a 2 (4) network port design that leverages a low power, but versatile Intel Celeron J3060 (J3160) CPU. This CPU supports AES-NI, Intel’s Hardware Acceleration for Encryption. The Vault uses standard Intel components (including Intel network ports) which results in compatibility with a variety of operating systems, including a number of open source firewall projects. The Vault has no moving parts, which increases it’s durability in less than ideal environments. Its whole aluminum enclosure is a giant heat sink, keeping the CPU cool with fanless design!


Kit includes:

  • Vault platform
  • Serial (RS232) to network (RJ45) adapter cable
  • Power Cable with EU extension
  • none DDR3 | DDR3 4GB memory
  • none storage | Phison mSATA 30GB SSD storage
  • BIOS: UEFI stock | Coreboot (verified by 3mdeb Validation Team)
  • OS (if storage option is choosen): Debian | Ubuntu | pfSense | OPNsense


SpecificationFW2B (2 ports)FW4B (4 ports)
processorIntel Celeron® J3060 Dual Core at 1.6 GHz (Turbo 2.48 GHz)Intel Celeron® J3160 Quad Core at 1.6 GHz (Turbo 2.24 GHz)
Network2 Intel® Gigabit i211-AT Ethernet NIC ports4 Intel® Gigabit i210-AT Ethernet NIC ports
GraphicsIntel Clear Video HD TechnologyIntel Clear Video HD Technology
AudioIntel HD Audio TechnologyIntel HD Audio Technology
Storageup to 1TB mSATA SSDup to 1TB mSATA SSD
I/O ports1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x RJ-45 COM, 1x VGA1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x RJ-45 COM, 1x VGA
Instruction setAES-NI supportAES-NI support
Dimensions134 x 124 x 36 mm134 x 124 x 36 mm
CoolingRadiators (fanless and silent)Radiators (fanless and silent)
Mount kitIncluded VESA mount kitIncluded VESA mount kit
Weight1.1 kg

FW2B (2 ports), FW4B (4 ports)


None, 4 GB DDR3


None, Phison mSATA SSD 30GB


AMI UEFI, coreboot


Debian, Ubuntu, OPNsense, None

Intel ME neutering


Delivery time

– up to 3 working days – order packed and transferred to courier

1 review for Protectli Vault FW2B / FW4B

  1. gyari007 (verified owner)

    Works very well. Using it with VMWare ESXI (win10 pro, fedora 32, freebsd). Unfortunately it is not IMPI compatible, so i can’t watch thermal sensor, but with this setup i’d say it is about 50-60 °C. It worth the money. 3mdeb was quick with shipment, and the installed Coreboot works very well also.

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