Network Appliances

Exercise (network) self-control.

Save the hassle of provisioning multiple hardware and software solutions to serve as routers, firewalls, and load balancers. Use software-defined networking solutions to create all-in-one network appliances.

Deploy on SoftLayer bare metal servers, and with a few quick clicks, set and tweak complex network settings in an easy-to-use interface, and your infrastructure’s traffic management is updated in real time. .

Work Smart

balancing functionalityTake advantage of advanced load balancing functionality and application-aware health monitoring.


Improve application performance Improve application performance by up to five times with compression, caching and optimization.

Add Security

Protect applications Protect applications and data from attack and facilitate information security compliance..

To learn more about our network appliances

Gateway Appliance

An all-in-one device for virtual routers, firewalls, VPNs, and more.

Protect your cloud infrastructure and optimize its performance with a gateway appliance: a bare metal server with Vyatta Network OS for x86 servers (subscription edition). Create virtual routers, firewalls, and VPNs that fit your unique application requirements, all built on the rock solid performance of a dedicated system and the security and uptime of the ARN Server triple-network architecture..

Starting at


per month

Citrix NetScaler

Web application delivery appliance for accelerated performance.

Ensure that applications are always available and protected, and optimize costs. SoftLayer provides Citrix NetScaler Standard & Platinum Edition with multiple throughput options. Each device includes at least 250GB public outbound bandwidth and unlimited private network bandwidth. Select the edition best suited to your needs, and deploy on the SoftLayer server that best fulfills your performance needs.

Starting at


per month
Balance Traffic Separately
If you want to add standalone network load balancing to your cloud infrastructure, we’ve got you covered.
More Protection from Heat
Have specific needs that can only be met by a hardware firewall? Learn more about our selection of available tools.
Knowledge is power.
Learn more about Citrix NetScaler and the Vyatta Gateway appliance in the KnowledgeLayer.
Chat with one of our team members to get the network appliances you need.