1U Rack-mountable Network Appliance Based on 8th Gen Intel® Xeon®/Core™ Processors

Taipei, Taiwan, November 15, 2018 – IBASE Technology Inc. (TPEx: 8050), a leader in the manufacture of and network appliances and embedded systems, today announced the rollout of its latest FWA8708 1U rack-mountable network appliances based on the 8th Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ Processors to provide high scalability and performance for firewall, VPN, UTM, load balancing and network security applications in SMB and large enterprise environments. The FWA8708 comes in two versions: FWA8708-C powered by the Intel® C246 and FWA8708-H with the Intel H310 chipset.

The FWA8708-C has four DDR4-2666 modules to support up to 64GB of system memory and onboard 6x Intel® i210 and 2x i210S Ethernet controllers with 8 GbE ports and optional IBN cards (IBASE proprietary network interface card) to support up to 8 additional GbE ports; while FWA8708-H fits up to 32GB of RAM and is equipped with 6x i211AT controllers combined with six Gigabit Ethernet ports. Standard configuration consists of 6x GbE ports and two SFP ports for hot-swappable input/output, featuring speeds of up to 1Gbps and long-distance transmission ranges. The FWA8708 network appliance is significantly more flexible and easily upgradable, allowing implementation of third-party software in SDN, SD-WAN, NFV and VNF architecture and technologies.


The FWA8708 delivers rich I/O connectivity and expansion. It offers two PCIe and a Mini PCIe slot for high density PCIe payloads and an M.2 expansion slot to interface with SATA 3.0 and PCIe x4 bus for high data throughput. Other connectors available that are useful in most networking applications include two USB 3.0, VGA via headers, and an RJ45 serial console with LCM display for easy operation.


“Our highly reliable FWA8708 uses the latest Intel 8th Gen Core processors for high compute performance and flexible customization options for system developers to integrate modules based on their specific needs,” said Jason Ko, senior product manager at IBASE. “One option is the IBASE IDN100 Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant module for administrators to manage and monitor the system remotely in the absence of an operating system.”

FWA8708 main features:

  • 8th Gen Intel® Xeon® / Core™ i7/i5/i3, up to 6 core processors with C246 or H310 PCH
  • 6x RJ45 GbE + 2x SFP (for FWA8708-C only) GbE on board
  • 4x or 2x DDR4 DIMMs; Max. 64GB (ECC/non-ECC)
  • Optional IPMI 2.0 module (for FWA8708-C only)
  • Optional NIC slot (for FWA8708-C only)
  • 1x Mini PCI-E slot, 1x M.2 slot
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