Portwell Expands Its Family of ANS Compact Desktop Network Security Appliances for SD-WAN Applications

New ANS-9A44F and ANS-9A42F Integrates Intel® QAT and DPDK, Design Ready for 5G and Wi-Fi 6

Published : 28 October 2021

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – October 28, 2021 – The new ANS-9A44F/9A42F is a perfect fit for SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) applications, which also support 5G and Wi-Fi 6. ANS-9A44F/9A42F utilizes the Intel Atom® C3558R 4C processor and C3758R 8C processor, providing multiple I/O interfaces, with 2x GbE LAN ports, 2x SFP+ ports, 2x GbE PoE+ ports, 2x GbE RJ45/SFP Combo ports, 1x RJ45 console, 2x USB3.0 ports, 2x M.2 Key B Slots (PCIe and USB 3.0 signals), 2x M.2 Key E Slots (PCIe and USB 2.0 signals), 4x SIM Slots and PCIe x4 slots.

Provides the Features Required by the Diversified Network Market Demand

According to Ben Hsieh, Portwell’s product manager, the design features of ANS-9A44F/9A42F utilizes Intel Atom C3558R and C3758R to support QAT (Intel QuickAssist Technology) and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) to provide better network transmission performance and security. With multiple I/O interfaces, two 10G ports can provide enough bandwidth to transmit a large amount of data. For IoT applications, we provide two PoE+ ports, two PoE Devices can also be connected. The advantage of combo ports is that it can supports different fields on different GbE interfaces. “Furthermore,” Hsieh says, “the wireless support has two M.2 Key B/Key E slots, and there are 4 SIM card slots, which can be used on LTE/ 5G/ Wi-Fi 5/ Wi-Fi 6 applications. Also, the LED lights can clearly demonstrate the strength of Wi-Fi/LTE signals, and it can provide connection/action lights for all I/O ports. It helps users to easily distinguish the transmission status on the same side of the system. Finally, a PCIe x4 slot has been reserved mainly for expansion which creates higher flexibility for users under different applications.”

Meets the Increasing Speed Demands of SD-WAN and Support Different Fields

The ANS series products provide a hardware platform that can support small and medium-sized of enterprises with the growing demand on SD-WAN. The ANS-9A44F/9A42F is only 215 (W) x 180 (D) x 42 (H) mm. ANS series are all desktop design and support wall mount kits. “When customers want to place the ANS series in their computer facilities,” Hsieh suggests, “they can simply use the rack mount to install two ANS series products in a 1U space, which improves space utilization and increased flexibility in various workplaces. Overall, the new generation of ANS-9A44F/9A42F is a great solution for SD-WAN. Plus,” Hsieh adds, “Portwell customers benefit from the peace of mind they get from the 10+ years long life support inherent with this product.”

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Portwell, Inc., an IoT Solutions Titanium Partner of the Intel Partner Alliance, designs and manufactures a full range of IPC products (SBC, backplane, redundant power supply, rack mount & node chassis), embedded architecture solutions, DVR system platforms and communications appliances. We provide complete R&D and project management services to decrease customers’ time to market, and reduce project risk and cost. Portwell is also an ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company that deploys quality assurance through product design, verification and manufacturing cycles.

Intel and Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

Builds on Intel® Denverton C3758R / C3558R processor with up to eight CPU cores. ANS Denverton series is a compact system with up to 2xSFP+, 2x GbE ports, 2x GbE PoE+ ports and 4x Combo ports, it is suitable for SDN (SD-WAN) application with 5G and WiFi 6 deployment.

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