Network Appliance suits enterprise-grade applications.

Press Release Summary:

Integrating Intel 5000P chipset, 2 Dual- or Quad-Core XEON processors, and onboard Cavium VPN accelerator, Model FW-8890 is suited for multiservice communication applications such as business-to-business gateways, unified threat management appliances, and triple play servers. Rack-mount unit features PCI Express network traffic bus, up to 12 gigabit RJ45 or SFP fiber ports, PCI-E enhanced north-southbridge link, 4 hot-swappable SATA bays, and 8 fully buffered DIMMS.

Original Press Release:

Lanner Delivers Two-Way Intel Quad-Core XEON Network Appliance for High-Throughput Network Management and Security Applications

Taipei, Taiwan - May 15, 2007) Lanner Electronics Inc, a leading designer and manufacturer of network security hardware, announced today the FW-8890, a 2U rackmount appliance for enterprise-grade network applications. Combining an Intel 5000P server-grade chipset and two Dual- or Quad-Core XEON sequence processors enables the FW-8890 to deliver unparalleled performance; in addition, Lanner's exceptional ODM service ensures both flexibility and smooth integration.

"The FW-8890 redefines the design of high-performance network security hardware," stated Lawrence Chao, Executive Vice President. "It integrates an Intel 5000P chipset, an onboard Cavium VPN accelerator, and a PCI-Express network traffic bus, allowing our customers to deliver faster, feature-rich applications-which are simultaneously flexible, expandable, and easy to maintain."

The FW-8890 improves upon the architecture of earlier generations by offering a PCI-Express network traffic bus, up to twelve gigabit RJ45 or SFP fiber ports, a PCI-E enhanced north-southbridge link, four hot-swappable SATA bays, and eight Fully-Buffered DIMMS. These enhancements give application designers both greater freedom in building today's network appliances and ample headroom for satisfying future hardware demands.

The FW-8890 network appliance is designed for multi-service communication applications-such as Business-to-Business Gateways, Unified Threat Management Appliances, and Triple Play Servers. By employing the FW-8890 in multi-service applications, customers can optimize data density, reduce operating costs, and improve business continuity with an energy-efficient network infrastructure.

Benefits of the FW-8890

o Quad-core processing - Deliver better performance on multiple applications at a substantially reduced power envelope.
o Intel Core microarchitecture - Supports better system utilization, boosts application responsiveness, and increases performance headroom for single and multi-threaded applications.
o Onboard Cavium Nitrox CN1010 VPN Accelerator - Increases total system throughput by processing high-level IPsec and IKE, IPv6, SSL and Wireless LAN security protocol macro commands to reduce host I/O traffic and dramatically offload the system processor.
o Up to 12 enterprise grade Intel Gigabit NICs - High network throughput scans more packets per second with fail-over bypass support.
o Intel Virtualization technology - Enables migration of more environments including 64-bit applications and operating systems to virtual environments.
o Intel's sub 65W dual-core processors - Low-power SKUs improve data center density and thermal mechanics.
o Expansion options - Lanner offers an extensive line of PCI-X and PCI-E VPN and content inspection network accelerators.

Lanner also provides full-service product customization - ID, electrical and packing - to create a product to meet your exact specifications.

Further product information is available on the Lanner website:

The FW-8890 will be available in evaluation quantities is available for immediate evaluation. Contact your Lanner account manager or send mail to for pricing and availability.

Contact Name: Geoffrey Egger
Title: Marketing Manager

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