Network security

Family of compact desktop network security appliances for SD-WAN applications

26-04-2022 | Portwell | Submarines and systems

The new European Portwell ANS-9A44F/9A42F technology is perfectly suited for SD-WAN applications, which also support 5G and Wi-Fi 6. ANS-9A44F/9A42F uses the Intel Atom C3558R 4C processor and the C3758R 8C processor , offering multiple I/O interfaces, with 2x GbE LAN ports, 2x SFP+ ports, 2x GbE PoE+ ports, 2x GbE RJ45/SFP Combo ports, 1x RJ45 console, 2x USB3.0 ports, 2x M.2 Key B slots (signals PCIe and USB 3.0), 2 M.2 Key E slots (PCIe and USB 2.0 signals), 4 SIM slots and PCIe x4 slots.

According to Ben Hsieh, product manager of Portwell, the design features of ANS-9A44F/9A42F uses Intel Atom C3558R and C3758R to support QAT (Intel QuickAssist Technology) and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) to improve performance and network transmission security. With multiple I/O interfaces, two 10G ports can provide enough bandwidth to transmit large amount of data. For IoT applications we give two PoE+ ports, two PoE devices can also be connected. The advantage of combo ports is that they can support different fields on different GbE interfaces. “In addition,” Hsieh says, “the wireless carrier has two M.2 Key B/Key E slots, and there are 4 SIM card slots, which can be used on LTE/ 5G/ Wi-Fi apps. 5/ Wi-Fi 6 In addition, the LED indicators can clearly demonstrate the strength of Wi-Fi/LTE signals, and they can provide connection/action indicators for all I/O ports.It helps users to easily distinguish the transmission status of the same side of the system.Finally, a PCIe x4 slot has been reserved mainly for expansion, which creates greater flexibility for users under different applications.

The ANS series products provide a hardware platform that can support small and medium businesses facing the growing demand for SD-WAN. The ANS-9A44F/9A42F measures only 215 (W) x 180 (D) x 42 (H) mm. ANS series are all desktop and wall mount design kits. “When customers want to place the ANS series in their IT facilities,” Hsieh suggests, “they can simply use the rack mount to install two ANS series products in a 1U space, which improves space utilization. and increases flexibility in various workplaces. Overall, the new generation ANS-9A44F/9A42F is an excellent solution for SD-WAN. Additionally,” adds Hsieh, “Portwell customers benefit from the peace of mind they get from the 10+ year long life inherent in this product.”


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