Lanner Electronics Inc., today released a network appliance platform unlike any other released before. The information security industry is experiencing increasingly sophisticated niche solutions for specific needs such as WAN optimization, email security, application delivery, and intrusion prevention systems. Lanner’s FX-7210 was designed to combine these different requirements into one single network appliance using two motherboards.
“The FX-7210 has been in development for a few years” said Jesse Chiang, product planner at Lanner Electronics. “Two of our clients have already used this hardware platform to deploy their new IPS and application delivery appliances. The FIPS and NEBS compliant IPS based on FX-7210 is now used in the datacenters of two Fortune 50 telecom companies, so we are very confident in the platform and are now offering it to other clients. At these datacenters, this appliance is handling 20 Gbps IPS throughput and 100+ Gbps firewall throughput, so this hardware was designed to inspect massive amounts of traffic.”
To accomplish such high IPS throughput rates, FX-7210 uses two motherboards. The primary motherboard is a standard x86 board with sockets to support two Intel® Xeon® C5500 or C5600 processors, and the Intel 5520 chipset. The secondary motherboard is customized to fit the requirements of the client. In the case of the IPS appliance, the high throughput requirement meant that a RISC-based motherboard was used.
Made for the telecom industry, FX-7210 have many of the benefits found in ATCA systems, but comes with a lower price tag. An advanced I/O blade design makes it possible to configure up to 36 1GbE network ports or twelve 10GbE ports, in an array of SFP or copper combinations. The motherboards are designed with trays to make field replacement quick and efficient, and redundant power supplies helps to minimize downtime.
According to Jesse, the FX-7210 is just the first of many unusual products to expect from Lanner over the next months. “The FX series is designed to meet the changing requirements of today’s network appliances. As the leading provider of network appliance hardware, we need to spearhead the development of such unusual hardware platforms. If you need hardware that is custom designed to do IPS, SIEM, application delivery, WAN optimization, or other special appliance applications, keep an eye on our new FX series. This is just the beginning”.
Founded in 1986 and publicly listed (TAIEX 6245) since 2003, Lanner Electronics Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of reliable, frontline network security, network video and embedded computing platformsFor more information about the Lanner FX-7210 please find the datasheet here: http://www.lannerinc.com/FX-7210.
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