vRouter IPsec VPN Software Appliance

6WIND Turbo IPsec™ is a high-performance, ready-to-use vRouter software network appliance, to be deployed in bare metal environments or as a virtual machine. With 18 Gbps per core of security performance, 6WIND Turbo IPsec provides the performance of hardware networking equipment with the ease of deployment and flexibility of software.

6WIND Turbo IPsec delivers industry-leading IPsec price/performance ratios when comparing one 2 rack unit (RU) x86 server to a competing 2RU hardware appliance. This comparison also applies to two 4RU x86 servers versus a competing 16RU system. In both cases, 6WIND Turbo IPsec on x86 servers has over 50% less cost per Gbps of encrypted IPsec traffic.


  • Ready to use vRouter IPsec VPN solution
  • Performance of hardware networking solutions on Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) servers
  • Ready for bare metal and NFV / Data Center Virtualization deployment

Key Features

  • Complete set of features including IPsec VPN, L2, encapsulations, IPv4 and IPv6 routing, virtual routing, firewall, NAT, QoS, High Availability and more.
  • Support for x86 and Arm servers
  • High performance I/Os leveraging DPDK, with multi-vendor NIC support from Cisco, Intel and Mellanox
  • High performance, fully-featured data plane networking
  • High performance control plane
  • Bare metal and virtual environment deployment


  • 6WIND offers traditional CLI and IT style management based on YANG data models.

6WIND Turbo IPsec Solutions



6WIND Turbo IPsec Resources

6WIND Turbo IPsec Data Sheet

Scalable VPN Gateways For SD-WAN Webinar Replay

Turbo IPsec Demo Video on YouTube

6WIND Turbo Appliances Performance Report By SDxCentral

Server Based IPsec For Cloud and Telecom White Paper By Light Reading

Intel Xeon IPsec Performance Solution Brief

Product Documentation


Technical Blogs

6WIND vRouter in Amazon Web Services

Time For Bare Metal vRouter Deployment Automation

Upgrade To Skylake For 2X vRouter IPsec VPN Performance

6WIND vRouter Overcomes Performance Challenges for 10/40/100 Gbps Networking – Part 2 with IPsec

Announcing 6WIND vRouter 2.0, Latest 6WINDGate and Virtual Accelerator Releases

Sovrn Replaces Brocade Vyatta vRouters with 6WIND Turbo Router

6WIND vRouters vs Cisco ASR Routers: Software Performance Rivals Hardware

Configuring 6WIND’s vRouter: CLI and NETCONF/YANG-based Management Engine

Protect Control Plane Traffic with 6WIND vRouter

IPsec Security Gateways: vRouters with VRF Aware IPsec

Next-gen Management Frameworks for vRouters: YANG Data Models

Updated Features for 6WIND Products: New vRouter Release