VIA EPIA Mini-ITX Puts The Spice In ChiliBox™

Easy-to-use SOHO server appliance enables plug’n’play business networking with advanced security strengthened by the VIA PadLock™ Security Engine

Taipei, Taiwan, 1 March 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboards have been selected by Chili Systems, a US based network solutions provider to power the all-in-one SOHO network server appliance, the ChiliBox™, with functionality secured through the military-grade VIA PadLock Security Engine. The ChiliBox will be demonstrated at CeBIT 2006, Hanover, Germany.

Targeted at SOHO business owners seeking the functionality of an I.T. department without the associated costs, the ChiliBox combines easy-to-use plug’n’play’ operation of a license-free firewall, central file storage, professional email services, data backup, remote file access and ubiquitous platform compatibility. The extensive feature set, robust security, hassle-free operation and small footprint made possible through the rich integration and small form factor of the VIA EPIA PD10000 Mini-ITX mainboard enables small businesses to easily build their own network.

Employing the latest security standards, the ChiliBox affords users peace of mind through the utilization of the military-grade protection offered by the VIA PadLock Security Engine. With its real-time AES encryption engine and quantum based random number generators, the VIA PadLock Security Engine, enables developers to seamlessly offload the computational process involved in complex encryption algorithms freeing processor load to handle more client requests faster.

“The ChiliBox is textbook example of how the unique advantages of the VIA platform can benefit customers in the delivery of secure services with an unprecedented low total cost of ownership,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “We see tremendous growth and opportunity in the server appliance market and the ChiliBox is setting new standards for advanced plug’n’play server appliances.”

“Using VIA was a natural choice for us. No other platform in the market could offer the small form factor, cool operation, rich feature set and robust security that the VIA EPIA range of mainboards could give,” said Pedro Mata, President, Chili Systems, Inc. “The VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard enabled us to give our customers what they want, a secure feature packed easy-to-use product that let them focus on what they do best; running their small business.”

ChiliBox Pricing and Availability

The ChiliBox network server appliance (Model: CSI-CB120) is available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South Asia at a MSRP of USD 499. For more information on ChiliBox availability please contact Chili System sales at or phone the US office on +1-866-532-4454.

About ChiliBox

The ChiliBox is an all-in-one network server appliance designed for small business and home data networks. Integrating software and hardware into one device enables the ChiliBox to ensure seamless operation of network services including a router, firewall, email server, anti-virus & spam protection, VPN, secure remote file access, Web proxy and remote administration. Powered by the VIA EPIA PD10000 Mini-ITX mainboard and protected by the VIA PadLock Security Engine integrated into VIA Eden™ processors, the ChiliBox provides a cost effective easy-to-use secure platform for small office and home office business owners to enhance their I.T. infrastructure.

About Chili Systems, Inc.

Chili Systems, Inc. is the premier developer of network server appliances and business technology solutions for the small office and home office (SOHO).  Chili System’s flagship product, the ChiliBox™, makes networking simple by combining all of the essential ingredients: router, firewall, file sharing, data protection, backup, and remote access — into an All-In-One server solution.  Chili Systems continues to improve its product offering with help from its strategic partners: BBS Electronics (Singapore), (New York, NY), Kerio (Santa Clara, CA), and Vision Computers (Chandler, AZ).

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.

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