Network Firewall Solution

Jul 14, 2020

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Network Firewall Solution

Network Firewall Solution

When our client approached IEI, they were looking to expand their service offerings to include an advanced network firewall solution for their clients. The traditional route of a dedicated firewall hardware appliance is too bulky and costly, so they were looking to upgrade their current systems with a robust, long-term solution.

The problems that our customers faced

Difficult upgrades :
Dedicated network appliances built on proprietary hardware are typically designed for a singular purpose. This integrated design approach provides a reliable closed system. Network service vendors like our client have to provide service agreements for the hardware they provide and hire highly-qualified personnel to upgrade and maintain the hardware onsite. Sending personnel to a site is slow and expensive, and focuses an inordinate amount of time on hardware upkeep and incurs high costs when upgrades are needed, costs that they must pass on to their customers.

Underutilized resources :
Underutilization of hardware is an increasing issue with expanding networks. Dedicating a powerful piece of hardware to a single task is certainly a good way to ensure that service is of the highest quality. Still, if that hardware is operating at 10% of capacity, a lot is going to waste. Ideally, our client could flexibly reduce or increase computing resources as and when needed.

Closed software stack :
The network appliance "black box" gives a powerful competitive advantage, creating a barrier to entry for rival companies. However, this closed system incurs considerable costs at the vendor side. By developing everything inhouse, they incur high development costs and hinder their ability to expand. Our client wanted to simplify the development process.

After they choose IEI PUZZLE-IN001,
those problems they faced are no longer a problem

Network Firewall Solution Result

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Video : A Robust, Long-term Solution for Network Firewall |Case Study [English][Chinese]

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UZZLE-IN001 network firewall appliance


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UZZLE-IN002 network firewall appliance


  • 1U Rackmount Network Appliance with 8th Generation IntelCore. i7/i5/i3, Pentiumor CeleronProcessor, 1 PCIe slots

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UZZLE-IN001A network firewall appliance


  • 1U Rackmount Network Appliance with Intel® Xeon® E and 8th & 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processor, two PulM module slots and two PCIe slots

Specifications - Prduct News

PUZZLE-IN003B firewall appliance


  • Desktop Network Appliance with Intel Atom C3000 processor up to 16 CPU cores support up to 6 x 1 GbE, 2 x 10 GbE & 2 x M.2 slots, 1 x PCIe Mini, 1 x eMMC 32G

Specifications - Product News
- Introduction Video [English][Chinese]

UZZLE-IN004 network firewall appliance


  • 1U Rackmount Network Appliance with Intel® Xeon® D Processor support 8 x G PUZZLE-IN004 bE, 4 x 10GbE SFP+ and 1 PCIe x8 slot

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