Ethernet Security Hardware: Two New Multiple-Port Firewalls

Hirschmann has released one of the most important advances in Ethernet security hardware: two new multiple-port firewalls.

(Belden's new Hirschmann EAGLE multiple port firewalls deliver significant cost savings and greater speed links)



Through Belden, Hirschmann is introducing the EAGLE20-0400 and EAGLE30-0402 firewalls, which deliver significant cost savings whilst achieving greater link speeds. They represent a significant technological innovation as they are the first firewalls on the market in a convection-cooled DIN rail housing that supports six LAN ports — two of which are Gigabit — with such a range of WAN connectivity.

This extended number of ports enables users to deploy a single device instead of having to use multiple EAGLE20s.

According to Mark Cooksley, product manager for Security and Network Management, industrial network administrators know that providing robust network security is a critical step towards highest network availability: “To help achieve maximum availability, these two new Hirschmann EAGLE firewalls offer unprecedented flexibility of deployment, as well as state of the art security functionality. This enables operators to benefit from a protection regime which fits precisely to their individual requirements.”

Because Belden has focused on the needs of industrial networks, the new EAGLE20-0400 and EAGLE30-040 bring a number of key benefits over current options by offering multiple ports, Gigabit ports and WAN connections. They also have a greater temperature range, more flexible deployment possibilities and offer wider voltage ranges.

The Hirschmann EAGLE20-0400 firewall supports 4 100Mb/s ports, while the EAGLE30-0402 firewall supports 4 100Mb/s ports and 2 1Gb/s SFP ports. Initially, the hardware release will support Ethernet ports only. A later hardware release will also support WAN connections, including ADSL, SHDSL, VDSL, E1/T1 and UMTS.

The LAN and WAN boards have been designed in-house to support industrial specifications. This enables the product to support non-standard voltages such as 72VDC. The devices are delivered “modular from the factory”, so they can be delivered with the required combination of LAN and WAN ports

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