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December 6, 2013 - Supporting up to 32 GB DDR3 ECC or non-ECC un-buffered DIMM, CAR-4020 series can be powered by 4th generation IntelŽ Core™ processor and IntelŽ XeonŽ processor E3-1200 v3 series based on 22 nm process and Intel C226 Chipset with up to 24 GbE ports. Platform security is enhanced via IntelŽ Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) and IntelŽ Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI). Several expansion, storage, connectivity, and power supply options are available.
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American Portwell Technology
44200 Christy St.
Fremont, CA, 94538

Portwell's New 1U Rackmount Network Security Appliance Offers the Flexibility to Choose Customized Configurations

New CAR-4020 series supports 4th Generation IntelŽ Core™ Processor, and Intel’s AVX2 and AES-NI for greater platform security

FREMONT, CALIF. —With the launch of the new CAR-4020, the family of 1U rack mount network security appliances from American Portwell Technology, Inc. ( is not only more flexible than before, but also offers greater platform security and a maximum of 32GB memory with its error correcting code (ECC) option. The new CAR-4020 features 4th generation IntelŽ Core™ processor and IntelŽ XeonŽ processor E3-1200 v3 family (codenamed Haswell) based on the 22nm manufacturing process and IntelŽ C226 Chipset with up to 24 GbE ports.

In addition, CAR-4020 appliance also supports up to 32GB DDR3 ECC or non-ECC un-buffered DIMM; 4 x 2.5" HDD storage space; modularized Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Lights Out Management (LOM) card design; single ATX, DC and redundant power supply; brand new LCD design, EZIO-340 with integrated serial console, USB and management ports; PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0; and high scalability and flexibility via expansion capability of 3 network modules.

The CAR-4020 enables additional platform security through the new IntelŽ Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) and IntelŽ Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI). It is the ideal solution for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Firewall, VPN, Load Balancing, WAN Optimization, Unified Threat Management (UTM), IP Routers, Web Security Gateways and as an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Network Access Controller (NAC).

Flexibility to Choose Customized Configurations  
“The key benefits to the new CAR-4020 is that it supports the server-grade Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 family while offering the flexibility of customization,” says Oliver Chen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager. “CAR-4020 was designed from concept to be modularized as a field replaceable unit (FRU). This flexibility extends to the network module itself, which can be swappable with 2.5" HDD trays.

“This is possible because we designed the physical space to accommodate either a network interface controller (NIC) module or HDD tray,” Chen explains. “If the customer chooses four 2.5" HDD trays, it still leaves one NIC slot open. Using this configuration, we can create 18 different combinations of NIC module, HDD tray or empty slot within the same chassis.”

Customers Pay Only for What They Need
“Portwell always designs and develops its products with one eye on the bottom line and the other eye on making things as future-proof as possible,” announces Frank Shen, American Portwell’s vice president of product marketing. “The flexibility and interchangeability of modules between NIC and HDD means that customers using the new CAR-4020 choose the configuration they want and pay only for the components they really need. And as always,” Shen continues, “our customers not only benefit from the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support (7+ years) inherent with every Portwell product.”

Product details:

Product availability: In addition to American Portwell Technology, Inc., the Portwell CAR-4020 1U rackmount network security appliance is also available through Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Avnet, Inc.

About American Portwell
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and a Premier member of the IntelŽ Intelligent Systems Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communications appliances, embedded computer boards and systems and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey solutions and private-label branding service, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

All products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

Product Contact:
Oliver Chen
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

Media Contact:
Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.
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