The CATO-3000 is ideal for network security and communication applications, SMB and home network attached storage, IP media servers, and VoIP gateways


FREMONT, CALIF. – August 4, 2008 -- American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator and supplier of Internet Security Appliances, and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, announces CATO-3000, a 1U network appliance platform based on the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel QuickAssist Technology, the new Intel system-on-chip (SoC) solution with built-in security features. Available now, Portwell’s CATO-3000 is the ideal platform solution for Network Security such as Firewall, VPN, IDS/IPS, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, and UTM; Network Management such as router, RAS gateways, QoS, wireless, and streaming; Network and Voice Management such as VoIP and SIP, and Network Storage such as NAS and NVR. Other potential applications are home network control unit, storage server gateways for all home Internet access devices, and communications with single hardware server management.

The EP80579 design includes an Intel architecture complex based on the Intel Pentium® M processor, integrated memory controller hub, integrated I/O controller hub and flexible, integrated I/O on a single chip, which facilitates packet transmission compared to multi-chip solutions. The SoC integration provides direct access to memory, storage, computation and I/O process yet offers lower power consumption, making it ideal for thermally constrained environments. Furthermore, the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor has three built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet MAC ports for compact, single device designs and significant cost effectiveness.

Portwell’s CATO-3000 with the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel QuickAssist Technology, is scalable from 600MHz, 1.066GHz, and 1.2GHz. It includes security features such as IPSec, SSL, etc., and TDM for supporting IP telephony. The CATO-3000, Portwell’s first Intel EP80579-based product line, is a 1U rack-mount system with multiple Ethernet port options, PCI-E slot, LCD module, Ethernet bypass segment and various memory and storage options for flexible customization. Custom logo imprint on the product unit is also available.

Luke Chen, president and CTO of Caswell, Inc., comments “With Portwell’s CATO-3000, we can easily migrate our Linux Kernel with Intel’s driver support for our current NAS product line expansion. We are also planning to utilize the security features to build our NVR for our next generation product line-up. We certainly see the benefits of its packet handling and data compression performance, as well as its hardware-based security options. After all, Intel has really rocked the network application and appliance world with these SoCs.”

“The integrated accelerators in the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor support Intel QuickAssist Technology for bulk encryption, hashing and public/private key generation, and data path and TDM acceleration,” said Rose Schooler general manager, Performance Products Division, Intel. “These new SoCs will help customers develop a wide range of applications from security appliances to VoIP gateways.”

With its CATO-3000 launch, Portwell not only provides customers with a hardware platform, but also demonstrates its dedication to support by building an ecosystem software team to further provide a custom driver, applications and OS support. CATO-3000 is only one of the stops on Portwell’s Intel EP80579-based roadmap. The company has planned a series of product line-ups for different applications and fields. “Our product and service commitment is as straightforward as 1-2-3,” says Polo Huang, Portwell’s VP of sales. "We provides our customers with “one” unified security platform, “to” their maximum satisfaction, with “three”-P offerings: Plug, Perform and Protect.”

Portwell’s Communication Appliance Services team was established in 2000 with its first project, Lava Falls, based on Intel architecture, and since then, the Team has released several platforms utilizing Intel technology. Portwell has an inspiring record of design wins and is recognized as a leading brand by many top networking players around the globe.

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About Portwell

Portwell Inc, an Associate Member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, designs and manufactures Network and Security Appliance along with a full range of IPC products (SBC, Backplane, Redundant Power Supply, Rackmount & Node Chassis), Embedded Architecture Solution and DVR system platform. We provide complete R&D and project management services to speed customers' time to market, reduce project risk and cost. Portwell is also an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company that deploys quality assurance through product design, verification and manufacturing cycle.

About American Portwell
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communication appliances, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at http://www.portwell.com.

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