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From Firewalls to UTM and Next Generation Firewalls

Firewalls started to become a commodity many years ago. One of the US-based companies that saw this trend early is one of Lanner’s customers today. It has taken 8 years, but today they are considered a leading company in universal threat management and next generation firewalls. Together with Lanner they’ve designed three generations of network security product lines and climbed up to their leadership position fueled by their advantages in both cost and technology.

The Challenge
As most companies in the network security industry, the company was facing increasing costs and were looking to reduce some of its operating expenses by outsourcing the hardware design. It was also becoming pressing to bring products faster to the market.

The Solution
The product development team at the company found Lanner at a tradeshow and realized that one of the hardware designs displayed in the Lanner booth was ideal for one of their planned products. A contract was signed to use Lanner hardware for their new product, and the results were so great that for the second generation of products, Lanner was used for several models. Fast forward eight years, and the customer is now working closely with Lanner on the 3rd generation of products. Having worked with Lanner for such a long time there have been many products on both x86 and RISC platforms. And the products have ranged from basic firewalls for small businesses to next generation firewalls for enterprises. The key benefit has been reduced costs by being able to use Lanner’s hardware design. The customer has been able to cut down over 95% of staff in hardware design, and now co-design new hardware with Lanner. This often means creating hardware platforms that can be shipped with different software solutions and therefore become

interoperable products based on the latest Intel® platforms.4~5 different SKUs. Datong Rd. Combining an x86 and a RISC motherboard to create a firewall with high-throughput IPS is only one of many possible combinations. With all tests stored and linked to unique product identity numbers. This helps them innovate with the latest technologies to give you firstin-market solutions you can use to stay ahead of your competition. The Result As the relationship between Lanner and the customer developed over the years. No. tools and systems integration they need to help get their designs to market faster.2. In the future. firmware. In Lanner’s factory the customer has a custom setup that can carry out extensive testing. and design . standards-based solutions on Intel technologies. Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance members provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and developers with the advanced hardware. the customer is able to minimize the number of different hardware models required to reach the SKUs that the market needs.lannerinc. Alliance members’ experience in working with Intel® architecture can give you a significant head start in your own design efforts. During the product development process the customer can get access to multiple chipsets and processor technologies and can do testing on all of these to compare results and find the optimum hardware for their platform. a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers committed to the development of modular. test results go directly from the testing line to the customer. XiZhi District. Their proven. Alliance members get early access to roadmaps. the customer can review earlier test results if a product fails. Sec. This testing includes not only of hardware. When Intel officially launches a new technology. Alliance members collaborate closely with Intel and each other to release optimized. tested products mean faster time to market for you. Lanner may do order fulfillment for this customer. the customer eventually reduced their hardware design staff with over 95%. Since Lanner is an Associate Member in the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance the customer gets early access to Intel chipsets and can test before chipsets launch. Today. FW-7582 Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. Taiwan Lanner Electronics Inc. just like we do for so many other customers. products leave the Lanner warehouse 100% ready to be shipped directly to the end customer. test platforms. New product generations are co-designed. Lanner customers can launch a product based on this technology on the same day. In a completely automated process. with rights to the design belonging to both the customer and Lanner.173. New Taipei City 221. Taiwan T F E W +886-2-8692-6060 +886-2-8692-6101 connect@lannerinc. This has reduced the hardware design costs even further. but also software. software. This makes it easy to build advanced multi-purpose network appliances. 7F. Products in the FX-7000 series offer different levels of redundancy and different number of I/O blade slots. And by doing this contributing to create a cost advantage that has made the customer extremely www. Through the co-designing process.

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