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April 29, 2009
IBASE Announces An Intel EP80579 Based Network Appliance Accelerated By QuickAssist plus HIFN Processor

Taipei, Taiwan, April 29, 2009 - IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050), a leading innovator of industrial computers and embedded systems, is introducing a 1U rack-mountable network appliance FWA7108, which is built on the Intel® EP80579 integrated processor. Combining Pentium® M processor core, memory controller, I/O controller, the EP80579 provides the FWA7108 with not merely outstanding performance and energy efficiency, but also accelerated cryptographic and packet processing with QuickAssist Technology on chip. In addition, the HIFN security processor also helps boost the performance of the FWA7108 with full security protocol support, achieving seamless connectivity and effective data throughput.

The FWA7108 supports up to eight Gigabit LAN ports with two pairs of LAN bypass so that traffic between the LAN and WAN will not be interrupted in case of a power, hardware, or software failure. In addition, it features varied expansive I/O interface, such as USB 2.0 port, CF Type II socket, and 2.5” or 3.5” SATA HDD, which brings about flexibility and ease of operation. Furthermore, the programmable LEDs and optional LCD panel help monitor power, HDD, and network activities, while solid engineering and quality components ensure sustainable performance and reliable operation.

In sum, with well-integrated SoC processor to deliver excellent performance-per-watt and HIFN algorithm accelerator to boost cryptographic computing power, the FWA7108 is ideal for small to medium businesses and enterprises looking for a cost-effective hardware platform for firewall, virtual private network (VPN), unified threat management (UTM), or other network applications.


  • Intel® EP80579 integrated processor with QuickAssist Technology
  • HIFN 7964/7965/7966 algorithm accelerator embedded
  • Eight integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with two pairs of LAN bypass support
  • USB 2.0 port, CF Type II, Mini-PCI, RJ45 console, supports 1x 3.5” and 1x 2.5” SATA HDD
  • Also available without QuickAssist, HIFN security processor, or LAN bypass

About IBASE Technology
Founded in 2000, IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050) is an ISO9001 certified company that specializes in the design, production, sales and marketing of industrial PC products. IBASE's R&D team is composed of talented hardware and software engineers - 50% with over 10 years and 45% with 5 to 10 years of experience in their respective fields. Current product offerings from IBASE include various single board computers, Mini-ITX boards, industrial motherboards, ETX CPU modules, Embedded Systems, network appliance and digital surveillance systems for different applications in the gaming, entertainment, automation, medical, network and security markets. IBASE also provides OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. For more information, please visit www.ibase.com.tw.

IBASE Technology Inc. is an Affiliate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.

Contact Information:
IBASE Technology Inc.
11F, No. 3-1, Yuan Qu St., Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. (Nankang Software Park)
Tel: 886-2-26557588
Fax: 886-2-26557388
Email: sales@ibase.com.tw 
Web Site: www.ibase.com.tw

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