AAEON releases FWS-8500 network security appliance

  • May 17, 2016
  • AAEON Electronics, Inc.

May 17, 2016 —AAEON, a manufacturer of hardware platforms for network computing and security solutions, released the FWS-8500, an 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 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 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.


AAEON is a 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. 

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