AXIOMTEK Unveils Intel Core 2 Duo Network Appliance Platform

AXIOMTEK introduces an extreme performance network security platform, the NA-820, which is a 1U rack-mountable form factor with 7 front LAN ports designed for small and medium business market. The platform integrates a high performance embedded SBC, the SBC8A820, which supports an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor with a 800MHz front side bus and features an advanced Intel(R) 945G chipset integrated VGA function and built-in PCIe Gigabit Ethernet interface. With the power of the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor, this network appliance provides highly efficient performance to run multitask at once without slowing down. The NA-820 is an ideal network security hardware platform for IDS/IPS, VPN, content filtering, UTM, network management, network security applications and other embedded box solutions.

To prevent network problems when the platform shuts down, the NA-820 supports two groups of LAN by-pass function through WDT and GPIO pin definitions. For customer easily porting LAN by-pass feature with their application program, we provide development kit with micro code for migration. With an Intel(R) 82573 LAN chip, the NA-820 supports fail-over, load sharing and load balancing functions for critical network environments. In addition, the platform supports two high bandwidth DDR2 533/667 DIMM sockets maximum up to 2GB memory. In order to provide the best network performance and best utilization, this network security platform has powerful storage interfaces including one 2.5″ IDE or SATA HDD and CompactFlash(TM), and one Mini PCI slot with 32-bit/33MHz is available for expansion.

“AXIOMTEK’s new network appliance, the NA-820, is an outstanding network security hardware platform with high computing performance” said Philip Wei, Product Manager of AXIOMTEK’s Network Appliance Products department. “The NA-820 fulfills high computing capability with the peak Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor designed for SMB (small and medium business) market, and it has many added features to make it an ideal solution for system integrators, software developers, and manufacturers seeking to reduce time to market.”

For system login with monitoring and building control proxy, this network security platform has space for a 2.5″ hard drive for software porting by software solution providers. It also offers an optional enclosure which features management functions, including BIOS redirection to console port, LCM and more. Additionally, this network appliance accommodates seven Gigabit Ethernet ports in the front panel thru PCIe interface which improves the total bandwidth. For easy access, the front panel also has one RS-232 DB-9 console port, two USB 2.0 ports, and LED indicators that monitor power and HDD activities. Moreover, the NA-820 supports mainstream Linux kernel 2.6 and 2.4 embedded operating systems.

This RoHS compliant product will be available around the end of February, 2007. For more product information, please contact our sales representative at


  • LGA775 socket for Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4/Pentium(R) D/Core(TM)2 Duo processors
  • Seven Gigabit Ethernet ports (PCI-E interface)
  • Supports BIOS redirected to COM port
  • Reserves one 2.5″ HDD for data or Proxy
  • Suitable for VPN, Network Bandwidth controller, Firewall applications

AXIOMTEK Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From its roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, AXIOMTEK has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting its focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions. AXIOMTEK was established since 1990. The company has 250 employees in headquarters and over 100 employees in subsidiaries including USA, China, and Europe. The company has appointed more than 60 distributor partners around the globe. AXIOMTEK offers IPC (Industrial PCs), ECP (Embedded Computing Platforms), PPC (Panel PCs), DAS (Data Acquisition Solutions), NA (Network Appliances) and Storage Appliances product lines with more than 400 items. AXIOMTEK is an Associate Member with the Intel(R) Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.