Network threats require enhanced security for access control, user authentication, and attack protection, concerns which require a leap in performance-particularly VPN performance. VPN performance is critical, yet many medium-sized businesses have typically been priced out of VPN acceleration, resulting in compromised features and performance.


To address this, a new breed of platforms based on Intel's new EP80579 Integrated Processor deliver untouchable performance for less than half the price of previous platforms. With as much as 1600 Mbps of VPN throughput, they deliver a "no-compromises" approach to security for medium-sized businesses.


Advantech's new Intel® EP80579-based FWA-3240 illustrates these advantages. Initial results yield 1600 Mbps IPsec VPN throughput, with as little as 10\% CPU utilization, power reduction of almost 20\%, and decreases in board size of nearly 45 percent.


OEM's can forgo specialized co-processors and dedicated security hardware while remaining cost-effective (up to 50\% reduction) and extremely power-efficient.


The SoC is backwards code-compatible with earlier Intel® processors allowing security vendors to run existing software applications on Intel® EP80579.



Intel® EP80579 delivers performance without sacrificing programmability, providing enough CPU margin to respond to dynamic threats while offering the capacity for additional value-added software services. Medium-sized businesses can benefit from VPN acceleration without having to compromise on features and performance.



Compared to past solutions, Intel® EP80579 offers dramatic improvements in cost, power, and board space, while offering major advances in throughput and headroom. With all of these advantages, Intel® EP80579 is set to revolutionize the network appliance market.