Indigo Software-Defined Firewall

Carrier-grade protection plus granular visibility and control


Indigo SDF is available as software only or pre-installed on 2U rack-mounted
Indigo network appliance in 1Gbps and 10Gbps models.

Available Models

Form Factor 2U 2U
CPU 2 x Quad-Core Intel® Xeon®  
processor E5-2609 v2 2.50GHz
10MB Cache
2 x 18 Core Intel® Xeon®
processor E5-2697 v4 2.30 GHz
45M Cache
Memory  32 GB 128 GB

Boot (500GB, RAID1) + Data
(2TB, RAID1)
20 TB

Boot (4TB, RAID1) + Data
(20TB, RAID5)
Bypass Adapter Yes Yes
Network Firewall 2 x RJ-45 2 x 10GBASE-SR (850nM)
Network Management 2x RJ-45 (1Gbps) 2x RJ-45 (1Gbps)
Power 740W Redundant 740W Redundant


Minimum System Requirements

CPU Intel x86 processors in 64-bit mode

The following CPU features are required to run Indigo SDF:

  • Intel Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2 (SSE4.2)
  • POPCNT instruction
  • Bit Manipulation Instructions (BMI, BMI2)
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel AVX2)

Rule of thumb for core requirements is 2 physical cores plus one core for each 1 Gbps traffic.

Hardware List of supported NICs chipsets:
  • Intel 82575
  • Intel 82576
  • Intel 82580
  • Intel I350
  • Intel 82599
  • Intel X540
  • Intel X710
Bypass support: Silicom Bypass Network Server adapters (Intel-based chipsets only)
  • 16GB RAM for 1 Gbps
  • 128GB RAM for 10 Gbps
Storage 1.5 GB for Ubuntu Server 16.04 Installation