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April 02, 2013

NEXCOM Network Security Introduces Appliance Based on Freescale® QorIQ® T4240 SoC and Aims for Gbps UTM Throughput

NEXCOM 1U network security appliance NSA 5640 is designed for advanced Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions with multi-Gigabit throughput. Featuring the Freescale multicore QorIQ T4240 SoC and high-speed networking and interconnect interfaces, the NSA 5640 addresses the escalating cyber threats fueled by rising network communication, bandwidth-hungry activities and number and complexity of Internet-based attacks.


The NSA 5640 is a dedicated network security appliance based on Freescale's QorIQ T4240 24 virtual-core communications processor integrated with Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA) packet handling infrastructure. Combining up to 6GB of DDR3 memory, NSA 5640 bolsters network security and network responsiveness in the face of high volume network traffic.


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"The escalating threats to network security have driven network security appliances to exploit highly-integrated multicore architectures. NEXCOM NSA 5640, based on the T4240, is a high-end appliance which can act on unauthorized traffic, malicious activities, spam and malware at Gigabit throughput rate" explained Hadwin Liu director of product management, NEXCOM Network and Communication Solutions Business Unit.


"Freescale's flagship QorIQ T4240 communications processor is an SoC platform delivering exceptional performance per watt," said Toby Foster, Freescale Senior Product Marketing Manager for T4240. T4240's twelve dual-threaded Power Architecture® e6500 cores running to 1.8GHz and over 50Gb/s of Ethernet connectivity with advanced packet handling acceleration make it a perfect fit for high-performance integrated data and control plane applications. Integrated pattern matching and the security algorithm accelerator benefit applications with high throughput requirements, like NEXCOM NSA 5640. Freescale is pleased to be working with NEXCOM on this project." Designed for large-scale enterprise network, the NSA 5640 is packed with GbE and advance PCIe 3.0 interfaces and supports high bandwidth 10 GbE connections through modular expansion. Moreover, NEXCOM supplements the NSA 5640 with full SoC services, including board support package (BSP), customized operating systems and technical support for application software integration, building an optimized appliance based on different project needs.


Collaborating with Freescale, NEXCOM plans to unveil more network security appliances based on QorIQ communications processors. A value-performance DNA 2610 based on QorIQ P1010 processor is scheduled to be released in 2013.


Main Feature

  • Freescale QorIQ T4240 communications processor, 1.8GHz
  • Up to 6GB DDR3 memory
  • 1 x mini PCIe expansion
  • 8 GbE LAN ports, optional 4-port SFP+/ 10GBase-T module
  • Onboard 2GB NAND flash, 128MB NOR flash
  • Removable SD card at front


Ordering Information

NSA 5640 (P/N: 10S00564000X0)

Freescale QorIQ architecture CPU T4240, 1.8GHz, On Board 128M NOR Flash, 2G NAND Flash 3 x DDR3 DIMM Sockets, 8 GbE LAN + 4 x10G SFP+

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