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2009-04-20  Taipei,Taiwan
Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator and supplier of Network Security Appliances, and a member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, announces CATO-2000, a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) 1U communication appliance platform based on the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (the new Intel SoC solution with built-in security features). By using the Intel® EP80579 processor, the CATO-2000 maximizes power efficiency and performance to provide up to 30 percent power savings when compared with traditional Intel Architecture (IA).

CATO-2000 supports DDR2 800/533 ECC or non-ECC memory up to 4 GB; four GbE ports onboard; three Gigabit Ethernet interface via RGMII with hardware security acceleration; one PCI-E x1 GbE interface for extended networking application; optional two segments Ethernet bypass function; security services and bulk crypto for IPSec, VPN, Firewall, SSL, IP Forwarding and TCP Proxy, and Content Filtering. Expansion capabilities include one PCI-E x4 slot for add-on card or additional 4 GbE ports.

Available now, CATO-2000 joins the CATO-3000 as part of Portwell’s EP80579-based family and is the ideal platform solution for Network Security such as Firewall, VPN, IDS/IPS, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, and UTM; Network Management such as routers, RAS gateways, QoS, wireless controllers and streaming. Other applications include medical DICOM and PACS, industrial automation control via Ethernet and TCP/IP.

Intel EP80579 processor and QuickAssist Technology

“CATO-2000 is RoHS compliant and takes full advantage of the latest Intel® EP80579 processor and QuickAssist Technology,” says Paddy Hsu, product manager of Caswell, Inc.. “The EP80579 Software for Security Applications package supports the implementation of Intel® QuickAssist Technology on the integrated accelerators of the SoC. The QuickAssist Technology package provides hardware-based security acceleration drivers, including: bulk encryption; hashing; cipher; public/private key encryption; random number generation and authentications. QuickAssist can also free-up general purpose CPU cycles to support other features,” Paddy explains.

Ideal for OEMs in SMB appliance market

“CATO-2000 is fast, efficient and economical. It is the perfect answer for network security applications because it not only features excellent performance in a compact 1U rackmount form factor (with 10-inch depth that is designed for OEM branding), but it does so at an attractive price-point,” says Polo Huang, executive vice president of Caswell, Inc.. “With a built-in Ethernet bypass function it will appeal to OEMs that target appliances to the small and medium business (SMB) market.”


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