SolidRun releases SolidWAN hardware for SD-WAN and network security

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SolidRun releases SolidWAN hardware for SD-WAN and network security

SolidRun, a designer of high-performance hardware platforms for edge security applications, recently announced a SolidWAN system-level hardware solution for software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) and network security applications. The new family of SD-WAN hardware platforms come in different sizes and support wired and wireless networking configuration options.

SolidRun SolidWAN platforms are expected to be optimized for SD-WAN applications and will directly connect network ports to the CPU. Software can manage network traffic with integrated security and improved quality of service, the company says. SolidRun integrates NXP Semiconductors’ Layerscape LX2 system-on-chip, which offers data path acceleration optimized for L2/L3 packet processing, security offload, and robust traffic management.

“SolidRun’s SolidWAN networking solutions take full advantage of our LX2 line of processor’s 16 powerful cores, numerous SerDes lanes, security acceleration, and data compression engine to produce cost-effective and compact hardware that can be configured to serve any number of enterprise and edge processing network functions, while helping to reduce latency, enhancing security, and improving resiliency,” said Toby Foster, senior product marketing manager at NXP.

For advanced network security applications, the SolidWAN Dual LX2160A network solution can utilize 32 processor cores for accelerated data routing capabilities. Some of the modules under the hood of SolidWAN may support up to 32GB of LPDDR4 memory and up to 64GB of embedded eMMC storage along a variety of communication interfaces.

Meanwhile, clients looking for a lower-end module can take advantage of the SolidWAN Single LX2160A, which supports up to 16-high speed Ethernet connections. The company notes that the SolidWAN family of products can be pre-configured for commercial and industrial environments and supports a wide range of operating temperatures.

On the software side, SolidWAN hardware solutions are compatible with Linux-based SDN software applications, which include DPSK for providing data plane libraries and network interface controller polling-mode drivers. According to the company, SolidRun also partners with software developers to provide SD-WAN and security service software for its clients.

For home-office purposes, the SolidWAN Clearfog CN9130 base features an Arm Cortex-A72 processor cores and up to 2 Ethernet RJ45 1GbE network ports. The hardware platform can support 4G connectivity through a mini PCIe for sim card holder and a mPCIe for Wi-Fi IEE802.11.

SolidRun recently released a Renesas-powered 64-bit high performance system-on-module targeting AI-centric human-machine interface applications. The commercial availability of the SolidRun system-on-module leverages the processing power of Renesas G2LC microprocessor and features an Arm Cortex-A55 processor core that integrates with the graphics engine and a variety of communication interfaces.

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