About Protectli

Protectli is dedicated to providing reliable, cost effective computer equipment that doesn’t lock you into proprietary vendors and expensive contracts.

Many Operating Systems (OS), particularly open source firewall software, have been successfully installed on Protectli Vaults.

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About Protectli

Protectli is dedicated to providing reliable, cost effective computer equipment that doesn’t lock you into proprietary vendors and expensive contracts.

Many Operating Systems (OS), particularly open source firewall software, have been successfully installed on Protectli Vaults.

Our Story

  • 2015

    Protectli founder, Brent Cowing, needed a firewall for a personal project. Although he had worked for a major networking company, he knew he did not want to be locked into a proprietary, expensive solution. His search led him to explore open source operating systems and compact, reliable hardware.

  • 2016

    Brent searched for hardware equipment manufacturers who could meet his technical requirements and supply him with good equipment at reasonable prices. After completing his initial project, he ordered a small batch and began selling the FW1 and FW2 series on Amazon. 

  • 2017

    Business really took off on Amazon, so Brent added more models and configurations, including the FW4A series and FW6 series with AES-NI. The business grew due to word of mouth and reputation for solid equipment and excellent support. Brent opened up the first office in Carlsbad, CA and hired another computer networking veteran to help out.

  • 2019

    The business has continued to grow, more products have been added, most recently the 4G LTE service, and more employees are on board. Protectli is excited about the future and providing excellent, cost effective solutions for our customers.

Our Difference

Customer Service

Protectli has dedicated, knowledgeable US based Customer Service agents who respond to all queries and don’t stop until your issue is resolved.

Documentation

Protectli has an extensive Knowledge Base of articles that is constantly updated. The articles detail how to install and configure various OS and get you up and running quickly.

Customization

With Protectli, you are not locked into preset configurations. The Vaults can be customized for memory, storage, AC power source, BIOS and there are accessories for complete solutions.