VPX Ethernet Switch features integrated security sub-system.
May 7, 2010 -
With up to 16x GbE and 4x 10 GbE ports in 3U VPX form factor, Secure FireBlade VPX3-685 facilitates integration of secure GbE switching and routing into embedded systems designed for harsh environment military applications. Unit features ICSA certified statefull firewall, Network Address Translation routing for IPv4 masquerading, port and protocol-based Access Control Lists to prevent unauthorized access, and Broadcast Storm Control to protect against network disruption due to packet flooding.
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Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
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Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces Highly Secure OpenVPX(TM) Ethernet Switch Card
VPX3-685 Secure FireBlade Ethernet Switch and Router Enhances Information Assurance with up to 16x GbE and 4x 10 GbE Ports
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, OpenVPX(TM), and CompactPCI® products for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense (A&D) market, has announced the availability of the new VPX3-685 Secure FireBlade, a fully-featured Layer2/3 managed Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) router that features a highly integrated security sub-system. The VPX3-685, is a rugged OpenVPX®-compliant 3U VPX card. It speeds and simplifies the integration of secure GbE switching and routing into embedded systems designed for harsh environment military applications. Targetting highly secure IPv4/v6 Intra-Platform Networks (IPNs), the VPX3-685 is designed to prevent unauthorized access to critical information for applications deployed in air, land, and sea vehicles. It can be used to secure a data storage network, or protect mission critical applications from hostile attacks in the forms of viruses, IP Spoofing, Denial of Service (DoS), and Trojan Horses.
"Our VPX3-685 Secure FireBlade Ethernet switch card delivers an unprecedented level of performance and security to enable secure network-centric connectivity," said Lynn Patterson, vice president and general manager of Modular Solutions, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. "This advanced board addresses our customers' growing need for secure network communications where Information Assurance is critical".
The VPX3-685 provides unmatched perimeter defense for critical data at the edge of the network battlefield. The board incorporates Enhanced Security Software and a high-performance hardware-based security engine. Comprising a single card Unified Threat Management (UTM) system, the board's advanced security and network features include:
o Support for VLANs and VPN (IPSec/PPTP/L2TP) to protect dedicated networks
o An ICSA certified statefull firewall to protect against multiple evasive attacks
o Network Address Translation (NAT) routing for IPv4 masquerading
o Port and protocol-based Access Control Lists (ACL) to prevent unauthorized access
o Broadcast Storm Control to protect against network disruption due to packet flooding
o IPv6 with IPSec tunneling for secure communications channels
o Advanced standards-based cryptographic functions (encryption, decryption, and authentication).
The VPX3-685 can be configured with up to 16 GbE interfaces. It also provides up to four (4) 10GbE ports (2 front, 2 rear) to support switch-to-switch expansion, dual-redundant networks (fail-over), or for architecting high-performance 10Gb/s network backbones. Embedded backplane routing is supported with standard Base-T GbE and 10GbE XAUI interfaces. To reduce power requirements, any unused GbE ports can be disabled. A Rear Transition Module (RTM) that provides separate connections for all interfaces is also available for use in lab and development environments.
VPX3-685 Key Features:
o 3U VPX Form Factor, complies with OpenVPX(TM) / VITA-65 standards
o High Performance Layer 2/3+ switching/routing features
o Fully Managed or Unmanaged
o Flexible port configurations to rear VPX and front, including:
- 16x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports to rear
-- Fully 802.3 compliant
-- Auto-negotiating with MDI/MDX crossover
- 2x 10GbE uplink ports to rear VPX
- 2x 10GbE uplink ports on front panel
o Wire-speed non-blocking IPv4/v6 support
o Extensive IETF RFC feature support, including:
- Switching, VLANs, Routing, Multicasting, Tunneling
- Port Mirroring, Flow Control, QoS and Traffic Shaping using CoS
- SSH, SSL
o Enhanced Security Processor with extensive secure software support
- Statefull Firewall (ICSA certified)
- Network Address Translation (NAT)
- Access Control List (ACL) filtering
- VPN with secure tunneling support (IPSec/I2TP)
- Intrusion detection and content filtering
o Declassification for secure memory erase
o Flexible Management Features
- In-band Ethernet management support
- Dedicated out-of-band 10/100Base-TX software maintenance port
- Serial RS-232 port for out of band management
- Command Line CLI, Web/HTTP, and SNMP Interface with full MIB support
o Fast boot configurations
o Air-cooled and Conduction-cooled versions
o VITA 48.2, 0.8" pitch in all ruggedization levels (L0, L100, L200)
o VITA 48 - 2 Level Maintenance (2LM) support (0.85" pitch)
The VPX3-685 Secure FireBlade is the newest addition to Curtiss-Wright Controls' broad family of board and stand-alone switch/router products, including the VPX3-683 and VPX6-684 FireBlades, the 6U SVME/DMV-680 and SVME/DMV-682, the 3U CompactPCI 681 and the SwitchBox I and SwitchBox II fully integrated switch/router subsystem. The board complements Curtiss-Wright Controls' extensive range of Single Board Computers, Digital Signal Processors, Graphics and Communications and IO products.
Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; e-mail: email@example.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc.
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