(Taipei, Taiwan - August 5, 2009) Lanner Electronics, Inc., a leading designer and ODM manufacturer of advanced network appliance platforms, today announced general availability of its latest 1U rack mount appliance built on the Intel 5520 chipset and Intel Xeon 5500 processor. The Lanner FW-8875 supports a wide range of network modules in its three module bay chassis, and Lanner offers a range of network module options including gigabit copper, gigabit fiber, fiber bypass and 10 gigabit Ethernet ports.

Jesse Chiang, Lanner Network Communications Product Planner, said, “The FW-8875 is Lanner‘s most flexible, scalable and high performance 1U appliance platform to date. Based on the latest generation Tylersburg chipset and Nehalem processor, the FW-8875 offers unparalleled performance for a 1U platform, and its three network module bays provide unmatched flexibility in terms of network port selection.”

The FW-8875 supports one Intel Xeon 5500 processor (Nehalem architecture) and up to 24GB of tri-channel DDR3 memory. It includes two 2.5” drive bays, four SATA ports and a CompactFlash socket for storage, and up to 20 network ports in flexible configurations via its three network module bays. Additionally, the FW-8875 offers an optional onboard Cavium Octeon security accelerator to offload compute-intensive tasks from the CPU, granting even higher throughput for today‘s demanding network security and acceleration applications.

“Lanner has developed over 10 network modules that fit in our 1U and 2U appliances. These modules provide more flexibility in end system design because you can mix and match the number and types of network ports to suit the network environment,” said Chiang. “As the network security industry understands, not every network is the same. Therefore a range of port options that are easily replaceable provides flexibility in the hardware platform, while solution developers can design flexibility and scalability into their software solutions. The modular approach also saves solution vendors time and expense because they can develop and test on a single platform, then simply add or remove modules to suit the end customer‘s network, without having to rework the software to match another hardware platform.”

The Intel Tylersburg microarchitecture provides substantial performance improvements without increasing power demands. This is crucial for the latest generation of network security appliances, which continue to stretch the limits of hardware performance as the volume and depth of content inspection increases.

The FW-8875 is designed as a platform for enterprise-class network security and acceleration solutions such as UTM, VPN firewall, WAN acceleration and gateway antivirus/anti-spam/URL filtering appliances. For companies looking to develop network applications on an appliance platform, the FW-8875 offers the highest level of performance and flexibility in a 1U rack mount form factor on the market.

The FW-8875 is available for orders immediately. For more information, contact a Lanner representative at email [email protected] , or visit us on the web at http://www.lannerinc.com .