Lanner Rolls Out FW-8870, FW-8880 Dual Xeon Network Appliances

Lanner Electronics Inc., a leading supplier of customer-centric hardware platforms for network applications, announced the release of two new appliances supporting dual Intel® Xeon® multi-core processors and the Intel® 5100 chipset. “The addition of these two appliance platforms allows Lanner to offer a more comprehensive product line for the enterprise end of the market,” said Will Chen, CTO. “They couple top of the line throughput performance with outstanding reliability and scalability, and Lanner’s unique modular design allows customers to build application products with exactly the right components and at the right price points to capture a bigger market share.”

Lanner Electronics FW-8870Dual Xeon network appliance platformThe Lanner FW-8870 and FW-8880 network appliance platforms are designed to serve a broad range of network acceleration, security and traffic management applications for enterprise markets. The FW-8870 is a 1U rackmount appliance with one internal SATA storage bay, while the 8880 is a 2U platform with four removable SATA drive bays. Both are built around the server-grade Intel® 5100 MCH chipset, designed for performance and power optimization in embedded systems. Both platforms also offer up to 12 front-facing Ethernet ports in three customizable network modules. The network modules can be configured to meet customer requirements, providing flexible options for SFP fiber, standard 10/100 RJ45, and bypass-enabled ports.

An onboard Cavium Nitrox CN1620 security accelerator processes high-level IPsec and IKE, IPv6, SSL and Wireless LAN security protocol macro commands, which reduce host I/O traffic and dramatically offload system processes to increase total system throughput.

The FW-8870 offers energy efficiency and compact size, while delivering high performance via dual Xeon CPUs and the Nitrox security accelerator. Its low power consumption provides optimum performance per watt, and its extensive I/O and modular design allow for flexible customization and scalability. The FW-8880 provides even more customization and high availability options including front-accessible hard drive bays and redundant power supplies.

The Lanner FW-8870 and FW-8880 are available now. Contact a Lanner sales representative to discuss how Lanner can work with you to launch your next revolutionary network security or acceleration application.

Founded in 1986 and publicly listed (TAIEX 6245) since 2003, Lanner Electronics Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of network security, storage and applied computing hardware platforms for first tier companies. Lanner’s expertise also extends to include driver and firmware support, enabling customers to optimize hardware and software communication. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in the U.S., India, and China, Lanner is uniquely positioned to deliver custom technical solutions with localized, value-added service. Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, who are committed to developing modular, standards-based solutions based on technologies, processors, products, and services from Intel.

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