End of sale has been reached. The FB6000 is replaced by the FB9000. The FB6000 is still supported, and software is still being updated through to the end of 2024.
The FB6000 series of products is a family of 1Gb/s ISP/telco grade routers and firewalls providing a range of specific functions.
Power consumption is not just a green issue, but increasingly it is a big cost issue too. Data centre power is expensive and often limited. It is not uncommon for a whole rack to only have 2A of power available. The FB6000 series has been designed with low power in mind and is a fraction of the consumption of many contemporary routers at around 30W total. Also available is a 48V DC power supply option.
FB6000s are made to last. They are not a PC, but are custom hardware built from scratch to provide performance and reliability. The same applies to the operating system and software - designed from the ground up for optimal performance. No need to worry about virus checking the FireBrick as all code is digitally signed and produced entirely by the FireBrick team.
The FB6000 series all have a 5 year warranty.
Software upgrades are free to download for the life of the product.
High capacity ping monitoring box (as used by ThinkBroadband).
Gigabit L2TP LNS with detailed monitoring of all lines - ideal for BT WMBC, TalkTalk Business, Zen or other wholesale operators.
Gigabit BGP router capable of handling multiple transit feeds and hundreds of peers.
IPv6 is rapidly becoming important for internet providers and businesses, so the FB6000 series operating system has been designed to handle IPv6 from the start. This makes configuration and operation using IPv6 and IPv4 seamless and easy.
The FB6000 series already includes some innovative features. The L2TP solution includes constant quality monitoring of broadband lines allowing a higher quality of technical support with fewer support staff. Real-time loss/latency/usage graphs are available straight off the FB6000 itself allowing simple integration in to ISP management systems.
The configuration management in the FB6000 series is designed to be easy and simple to use. Configuration via web and with XML. The XML interface is perfect for scripted configuration from central management systems and includes published XSD definitions for integration with 3rd party tools. A serial and telnet based command line provide a range of features with interactive help.
Software updates are free of charge. You would usually upgrade via the FireBrick's web interface. You can download manually from the software page.
PDF and HTML manuals can be viewed from the manuals page.
First time user of the FB6000? Take a look at our Getting Started page.
You can find more examples on the Case Studies page.