VIA EPIA Mainboards Power Logic Supply’s Perimeter™ Firewalls

Compact, multi-port firewall range offer superior performance, features, security and control for small and medium-sized businesses

Taipei, Taiwan, 6 October 2005 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that the VIA EPIA CL6000 Mini-ITX mainboard has been adopted by Vermont-based Logic Supply, Inc., a well-known Mini-ITX systems provider and retailer, for its new range of Perimeter™ firewall appliances.

Offering an excellent price-performance ratio and the kind of flexibility and feature set ideal for small and medium sized businesses, Perimeter firewalls take full advantage of the small size, quiet operation and energy efficiency of the VIA EPIA CL6000 Mini-ITX mainboard featuring the fanless VIA Eden processor. The Perimeter range features dual, quad and six-port models to suit multiple networking applications, as well as a rackmountable series for professional network operators.

All Perimeter firewalls run m0n0wall, an ultra-compact firewall package based on the robust FreeBSD core, an open source operating system widely respected for its stability and tough-as-nails security, with an intuitive web interface to make implementing complex firewall configurations a breeze. Cutting edge network technologies are placed at the network administrator’s fingertips, with tools such as VPN, DNS forwarding and traffic shaping, along with traditional features such as packet filtering and network address translation.

“The VIA EPIA CL mainboard delivers throughput speeds above and beyond regular firewall products geared to small and medium sized businesses, as well as enabling smaller, quieter and more cost effective devices,” said Roland Groeneveld, President, Logic Supply, Inc. “We noticed that customers preferred using VIA EPIA Mini-ITX solutions for firewalling, so we developed the Perimeter range in response to the need for a more fully developed solution.”

“With the versatile Perimeter firewalls, Logic Supply is catering to the more specialized flexibility, security and control needs of smaller companies, a market not well served by traditional networking suppliers,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Our EPIA Mini-ITX mainboards are increasingly the hardware platform of choice for bringing the performance boost and software compatibility of the x86 architecture to the burgeoning server appliance market, and the Perimeter firewalls are an excellent application of the technology.”

About Logic Supply Perimeter™ Firewalls

The Perimeter firewall range by Logic Supply is based on the VIA EPIA CL Mini-ITX mainboard and feature a bootable solid state drive as well as multiple network interfaces and system dimensions. All firewalls run m0n0wall open source embedded firewall application that offers all the important features of commercial firewall boxes, including an intuitive web interface including SSL access, console access for recovery situations, flexible stateful packet filtering, LAN services including DHCP server and caching DNS forwarder, a wide range of WAN support, traffic shaping for maximum throughput and traffic prioritization, SNMP agent, SVG- based graphical traffic monitoring, and support for static routes. Firmware upgrades are available via the web interface, and back-up and restore are fully configurable.

Perimeter™ B2 Firewall
Ideal for basic firewalling to protect local area networks (LANs) from untrusted Internet hosts, the Perimeter B2 dual port configuration offers more sophisticated network problem solving between internal LANs. Combining the space and power savings of the Mini-ITX form factor with the flexibility of m0n0wall, the Perimeter B2 contains the VIA EPIA CL6000 mainboard with its dual 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet ports, 128MB RAM and a 32MB IDE-Flash memory within a smart black Morex chassis measuring 210mm x 275mm x 65mm.
Perimeter™ F Series Firewalls
Offering an extended lifetime and quiet operation afforded by completely fanless operation, the Perimeter F series firewalls offer greater performance and flexibility than comparable commercially available firewalls. All based on the VIA EPIA CL6000 Mini-ITX mainboard and featuring 32MB IDE-Flash memory, there are three options with different port configuration: the F2, F4, and F6, offering two, four, and six Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps ports respectively. The F2 model features the smart Serener chassis measuring 220mm x 310mm x 50mm , while the F4 and F6 utilize the expanded Serener chassis measuring 370mm x 310mm x 50mm.
Perimeter™ R Series Firewalls
The Perimeter R series rackmount firewalls provide the performance and flexibility of m0n0wall and a full-featured x86 platform in a convenient rackmountable form factor for professional network administrators. The Perimeter R firewalls are ideally suited for securing small- and medium-sized networks that require superior flexibility and performance. Like all of the Perimeter firewalls, the Perimeter R firewalls provide an exceptional performance-to-cost ratio. The R2, R4, and R6 models offer two, four, and six Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps ports respectively. All models utilize the high quality Casetronic C159-ATX chassis measuring 482.6mm x 44.45mm x 254mm.

Logic Supply Perimeter Firewall Pricing and Availability

Firewall product and pricing details may be found on the Logic Supply website at: www.logicsupply.com/firewalls ; for sales inquiries, please contact Andrew Swayze at Logic Supply, tel: +1-802-244-8302 or email:Andrew@logicsupply.com.

About Logic Supply, Inc.

Logic Supply, Inc. offers one of the widest selections of mini-ITX and small form factor related products in North America, and provides both integrated solutions and components for businesses, institutions, and end-users. Logic Supply targets the embedded applications market where the mini-ITX solution delivers excellent performance in a system characterized by efficient power consumption, small physical size, low noise emission, and design flexibility. As a company, we provide customers with broad product choice, competitive pricing, quick shipping and excellent service. www.logicsupply.com.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia , and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

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