IBASE: 1U rack-mountable network appliance with 8th gen Intel Xeon/Core processors

IBASE Technology announced the rollout of its latest FWA8708 1U rack-mountable network appliances powered by the 8th Generation Intel Xeon/Core Processors to provide high scalability and performance for firewall, VPN, UTM, load balancing and network security applications in SMB and large enterprise environments. The FWA8708 comes in two versions: FWA8708-C powered by the Intel C246 and FWA8708-H with the Intel H310 chipset.

The FWA8708-C has four DDR4-2666 modules to support up to 64GB of system memory and onboard 6x Intel i210 and 2x i210S Ethernet controllers with 8 GbE ports and optional IBN cards (IBASE proprietary network interface card) to support up to 8 additional GbE ports; while FWA8708-H fits up to 32GB of RAM and is equipped with 6x i211AT controllers combined with six Gigabit Ethernet ports. Standard configuration consists of 6x GbE ports and two SFP ports for hot-swappable input/output, featuring speeds of up to 1Gbps and long-distance transmission ranges. The FWA8708 network appliance is significantly more flexible and easily upgradable, allowing implementation of third-party software in SDN, SD-WAN, NFV and VNF architecture and technologies.

The FWA8708 delivers rich I/O connectivity and expansion. It offers two PCIe and a Mini PCIe slot for high density PCIe payloads and an M.2 expansion slot to interface with SATA 3.0 and PCIe x4 bus for high data throughput. Other connectors available that are useful in most networking applications include two USB 3.0, VGA via headers, and an RJ45 serial console with LCM display for easy operation.

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