AAEON Rolls out the High Performing FWS-8500 Network Security Appliance

(Taipei, Taiwan) May 17, 2016 —AAEON®, a leading manufacturer of advanced hardware platforms for network computing and security solutions, releases the FWS-8500, a high performance enterprise-level network security appliance.

Powered by two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 V3 (codenamed Haswell-EP) and the Intel® 8925 chipset (codenamed Coleto Creek), the FWS-8500 features enhanced hardware performance that empowers WAN optimization, intrusion detecting/preventing, network access control, load balancing, web content filtering, unified threat managing, and next-generation firewall into one single convenient system offering diverse capabilities without having to invest on individual devices.

The appliance is made to be deployed in server rooms with its 2U dimension. It is also designed to work with up to eight of AAEON’s Network Interface Modules (NIM) for expanded functionalities. These modules can be used with both copper and fiber connections with a maximum of 8 ports available on selected models. This, combined with the device’s single Ethernet port, makes the FWS-8500 capable of providing a total of 65 ports.

Other features include memory support of up to 512GB of DDR4 1600/1866/2133 DIMM memory, 2.5”/3.5” HDD bay, 650W power supply with redundancy, PCIe slots for expansion cards as well as five hot swappable fans.

“By combining some of the most wanted network security features into one, we aim to make the FWS-8500 as a must-have for any secured networks” said Fredy Hsu, Product Manager of AAEON’s Network Security Division “This not only brings convenience to our customers, but more importantly, saving them time and resources compared to acquiring them one by one”.


AAEON is a leading manufacturer of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms. Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON provides integrated solutions, hardware and services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide. Reliable and high quality computing platforms include industrial motherboards and systems, industrial displays, rugged tablets, PC/104 modules, PICMG half-size and full-size boards and COM modules, embedded SBCs, embedded controllers and related accessories. AAEON also offers customized end-to-end services from initial product conceptualization and product development on through to volume manufacturing and after-sales service programs. AAEON is a GSA contract holder (#GS-35F-0470Y) serving the Federal, State & Local government sectors. AAEON is also an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. Peruse AAEON’s services and product portfolio by visiting us at www.aaeon.com.

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