RCS5516FW Rugged Firewall

Field-tested, fail-safe and long-life performance in extreme conditions. Using Cisco Systems architecture, Crystal Group offers a firewall that is less than 13” deep with an ASA IPS Throughput of 450 Mbps that does not require extra hardware. With an all aluminum chassis weighing in at 14 lbs., the RCS5516FW provides high capability in a small package. This firewall recently received the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria certification. Achieving NIAP approval represents a significant milestone in tactical cybersecurity proving the firewall’s effective layer of protection for networked communications in multiple harsh domains.


RCS5516FW Rugged Crystal Firewall

• Light weight aluminum construction –14 lbs.
• Easily mounted – Delrin glides, or fixed mount (front and rear)
• Rugged 1U, 19” rack or transit case EIA form factor, less than 13” deep
• 8-port 10/100/1000 GE copper integrated I/O
• Supports Cisco FirePOWER services
• 1.8 Gbps Max Firewall throughput

Please contact us to receive the reports, guides and drawings that best fit your requirements.


Environmental Standards
MIL-STD-810, Operational Temperature, Method 501/502 Procedure I/II

-15°C to +50°C

MIL-STD-810, Storage, Method 501, Procedure I/II

-25°C to +55°C

MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II

240 hours with humidity kit

MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500

12,500ft operation, 40,000ft transport

MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure I

4.43 GRMS, 5-2000Hz, 60 min/axis

MIL-STD-810, Shock, Method 516, Procedures I/V

20g, 11msec–functional shock; 40g, 11msec crash hazard shock

MIL-S-901, Grade A
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
Some standards may require an internal kit
Designed to meet standards
AC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102
DC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102
RTCA DO-160 Section 21, Category M
Form Factor
1.72" (4.37cm)
17.5" (44.45cm) [accepts Crystal Slides and Jonathan Rails] EIA-310 Rack Compliant
13" (33.02cm)
14 lbs ( 6.35 kgs )
Stateful inspection throughput
1.8 Gbps
ASA IPS Throughput
450 Mbps (extra hardware module not required)
Concurrent sessions
Connections per second
3DES/AES VìN throughput
250 Mbps
Site-to-site and IPsec IKEv1 client VPN user sessions
High-availability support
A/A and A/S
Integrated I/O
8-port 10/100/1000
Power supplies
Available in single or dual

Four high speed, high volume fans

Option 1

Mounted on Delrin glides

Option 2

Fixed mount, front and rear

Power Supply
Option 1

90-246VAC, auto-switching

Option 2

90-246VAC, 1+1 redundant, hot swappable

Option 3

18-36VDC, 1+1 redundant, hot swappable

Export Compliance
ECCN: 5A002.a.1 | Classification is dependent on configuration and is subject to change. Please contact your Program Manager to receive the classification for your product.