FW-8896: A High Performance 2U Network Security Appliance Powered by Intel Grantley-EP Platform

Today sees the release of the FW-8896, a 2U rackmount network security appliance with dual CPU performance and optimized power efficiency.

The FW-8896 is the successor to Lanner’s DPDK-ready flagship network computing platform and is powered by two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (codenamed Haswell-EP) and the Intel® C610 series chipset (codenamed Wellsburg), featuring 22nm process, DDR4 support and enhanced SATA support.

The new generation of Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors greatly improve hardware performance, bandwidth, CPU and power efficiency, making appliances such as the FW-8896 ideal solutions for tasks that require optimized instructions for communications workloads and enhanced packet processing capabilities, such as carrier-grade network security, enterprise firewall, UTM, IPS, application delivery controller and WAN optimization.

“As the successor to the FW-8895, the FW-8896 utilizes the cutting edge capabilities of the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors, making Lanner one of the first hardware manufacturers to have incorporated Intel’s latest offering for developing network infrastructure solutions.”
– Terence Chou, Head of Lanner’s Network Computing Product Division

The FW-8896 is equipped with 8 NIC modules, capable of supporting up to 64 GbE ports; also notable is that a maximum of sixteen quad-channel 2133 MHz DDR4 can be accommodated, providing up to 256GB of memory capacity. What’s more, the FW-8896’s modular interface allows the installation of various modules, particularly the NCS2-IXM407 and the NCS2-IQM201, for flexible and powerful range of I/O options.

Other features of the FW-8896 include 1+1 ATX 800W redundant power supply, 1x PCI-E x8 expansion, OPMA slot for IPMI, 4 hot-swappable cooling fans with smart fan control, optional Intel Coleto Creek 8925 acceleration card and, depending upon product SKU, support for generation 2 or generation 3 LAN bypass function.

In terms of hardware dimension, the FW-8896 measures 444 mm x 88 mm x 600 mm and weighs 25 kilogram.

Contact Information

Lanner Electronics Inc.

7F, 173, section 2 Datong road,
XiZhi District
New Taipei City, 221,

tele: +866-2-8692-6060
fax: +866-2-8692-6101

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