Freescale VortiQa Solutions for Security Appliance

Freescale Semiconductor announced four new solutions for the UTM/security appliance market. The offerings enable OEMs to quickly and cost effectively develop a range of security applications including UTM appliances, IPS/IDS appliances, content security appliances, secured routers, VPN routers, secured switches and business gateways. The PowerQUICC-MPC8572 and MPC8540 solutions are available now. The QorIQ-P2010 and P2020 solutions are available for evaluation and initial development and are planned for ODM production mid-year.

Freescale VortiQa application level software

What is it?
A suite of solutions based on Freescale’s VortiQa software that deliver integrated security and networking functionality (i.e. firewall, IPSec-VPN, IPS, anti-virus and anti-spam), through the company’s ODM partners, including Advantech, BitDefender and Portwell.

What are the features?

  • The Advantech NCP-7560 4U eight-way network processor platform based on Freescale’s QorIQ P4080 eight-core processor for high-end enterprise or service provider systems
  • BitDefender antivirus technology with Freescale VortiQa software on QorIQ platforms for comprehensive security solutions
  • The Curtiss-Wright VPX6-187 single board computer based on Freescale’s QorIQ P4080 eight-core processor and related devices for embedded, aerospace and military security applications
  • The O2 Security SifoWorksTM 8572 1U Network Security Appliance based on Freescale’s MPC8572 PowerQUICC III dual-core processor for mid-enterprise IPS based deployments
  • The O2 Security SifoWorksTM 8540 1U Network Security Appliance based on Freescale’s MPC8540 single-core host processor for small- to mid-size enterprises
  • The Portwell CAK-2000 1U UTM security appliance, based on Freescale’s QorIQ P2020 dual-core processor for mid-enterprise, low-power systems
  • The Portwell CAK-2000 1U UTM security appliance, based on Freescale’s QorIQ P2010 single-core processor for high-performance, low-power small enterprise value systems
  • The Silicon Turnkey GP3SSA Network Security Board with the MPC8541 PowerQUICC III and MPC8555 PowerQUICC III single-core host processors for network security applications

What’s special about it?
The solutions are designed to help OEMs quickly and cost effectively create a range of security applications including unified threat management (UTM) appliances, secured routers, IPS/IDS appliances, VPN routers, secured switches and business gateways. Designed to deliver outstanding performance-to-price ratios and dramatically shorten development cycles, the solutions tightly integrate optimized low-level software and production-ready boards with Freescale’s VortiQa application software and multicore PowerQUICC and QorIQ processors.

How much does it cost?
Depends on the ODMs price of their boxes.

When will it be available?
the software solution package is available now, but the first ODM released UTM appliance (the UTM-2010) is scheduled for release in August 2010. The ODM is Portwell. ODM sample boxes are available now as well.

More info: Freescale Semiconductor