Supermicro chassis are often used by firewall and network appliance companies. Some chassis may need slight/moderate modification, but I’ve done my best to find ones that don’t need much work. If anything, you just need an angle grinder, some Duck Tape, JB Weld, and/or some Blu-Tack.
You may see NEI branding on these chassis, AKA Network Engines Inc. NEI was acquired by Unicom sometime in 2012, so you might see that branding as well. Models include the S-1200, S-1400, S-1600, and more.
If you find any, please post them! You can use the following search terms:
- Firewall Appliance
- email appliance
- virus appliance
- Network Appliance
- Security Gateway
- Load Balancer
Generally speaking, I do not recommend that you use the hardware built into these systems. Replace with your own, and if you want it to be completely silent you can use an DC power supply like the one used in the [Guide] JDM's Mini-ITX pfSense builds.
With that said, here are some models to look at!
Barracuda Networks Appliances (1U S-1200, CSE-815)
Bomgar B200 (1U S-1200)
Cisco Ironport C150/C160/C170 (1U Other)
Citrix CloudBridge CB-504-2 (1U S-1200)
Cobalt Networks RaQ3 (1U Other)
FireEye 5300/7300 (1U CSE-815)
FireEye NX series (1U S-1200/Other SM)
Google Mini-0020 search Appliance (1U S-1200)
Imprivata OneSign OS200/OS201 (1U S-1200)
Kemp Loadmaster (1U Other)
Lightspeed Systems S-1400 (1U S-1400)
nCircle Network Security (1U Other)
Netcordia NetMRI LENA (1U S-1200)
Network Engines P7500 Roadster LX (1U Other)
Nitro Security NitroView/NitroGuard (1U S-1200)
Mailfoundry 2100 (1U S-1200)
MobileIron Sentry (1U S-1200)
Phantom Technologies iBoss (1U S-1200)
RedCondor Mag 2000/2500 (1U S-1200)
Sapphire BT Diamond (1U S-1200)
Sophos WS1000 (1U S-1200)