Press Release

New CAR-3020 series supports Intel® Sandy Bridge-Gladden processor
and latest Intel Cave Creek Communications 89xx series chipset

Crystal Forest Gladden Sever

Fremont, calif. —December 11, 2012—CAR-3020, the latest offering from American Portwell Technology, Inc. (, is a compact 1U rackmount network security appliance that provides support for a variety of network interface cards, built-in security functions—including bulk encryption/decryption—high flexibility and high performance. The engine that drives the new CAR-3020 is based on the Intel Crystal Forest-Gladden platform of the Intel BGA1284 type processors from Celeron® to Xeon® (codenamed Sandy Bridge-Gladden) and Intel Communications Chipset 89xx series (codenamed Cave Creek).

Other features of American Portwell’s new CAR-3020 1U rackmount network security appliance include built-in Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) via the Cave Creek Chipset; and support for both ECC DDR3 and DDR3 memory up to 16GB; two Gen. 2.0 bypass segments; and x4 DMI. Flexibility options include support for one PCIe x8 or two PCIe x4 expansion slots; character/graphical display module; and up to 14 Ethernet ports. The CAR-3020’s network interface reserves one extension for Portwell NIP and includes 2, 4, 8 Ethernet ports for fiber or copper connections.

This combination of performance, flexibility and security makes American Portwell’s new CAR-3020 the ideal solution for WAN optimization, DNS firewall, VPN, IDS/IPS, anti-spam, anti-virus and UTM, plus network management applications such as routers, RAS gateways, QoS, server load-balancer, wireless LAN controllers, medical DICOM and PACS, and industrial automation control via Ethernet TCP/IP.

Entry Platform with Server-Grade Chipset

According to Oliver Chen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager, the inclusion of Intel QuickAssist Technology, and the combination of Sandy Bridge and Cave Creek technologies makes CAR-3020 the perfect 1U rackmount network security appliance for customers seeking a platform with a built-in security engine to offload CPU loading. “Using Cave Creek, Intel QuickAssist Technology provides up to 20Gps of Bulk Encrypt/Decrypt functionality,” Chen explains. “Pair this with the Xeon platform and customers benefit from server-grade performance at an entry-level price.”

Long Product Lifecycle Support

“Portwell always designs and develops its products with one eye on the bottom line and the other eye on making things as future-proof as possible,” confirms Frank Shen, American Portwell’s vice president of product marketing. “And as always,” Shen continues, “our customers not only benefit from the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support (7+ years) inherent with every Portwell product.”

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About American Portwell

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communications appliances, embedded computer boards and systems and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey solutions and private-label branding service, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Product and Technical Contact

Oliver Chen
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

Media Contact
Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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