Axiomtek has launched IFW330, an integrated industrial 3-port firewall with NAT / VPN / router all-in-one designed to keep your automation networks secure. As we enter the era of internet of things (IoT), the rise in cyber attacks in industrial appliances as resulted in cyber security becoming a central concern amongst industrial automation and control system users and vendors.

The Axiomtek IFW330 is designed for protecting sensitive networks and mission-critical assets against growing cyber threats, such as in electric power generation, oil and gas refineries, fuels pipelines, water and wastewater treatment, chemical industries, and factory automation.

Equipped with firewall features such as stateful packet inspection, denial of service (DoS), and intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), the Axiomtek IFW330 could be used to protect machine and equipment connecting to un-trusted internet. The intelligent din-rail firewall platform is built in with Site-to-Site IPSec VPN Tunnels, Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN client connections, and SSL VPN. It supports IPv4 and IPv6 dual-mode protocol and comes with the high throughput rate maximum up to 500Mbps, providing not only flexible choice in protocol solution yet better data transmission.

The robust IFW330 also has industrial protocol management including EtherCAT, Ethernet / IP, Lonworks, Profinet, Modbus, DNP that pave a way to secure field bus network. "Today, the industrial automation infrastructure is more exposed to network vulnerabilities and even new threats. The IFW330 is designed to secure remote access and also protect critical devices in the control networks," said Mercy Peng, product manager of software and solution department at Axiomtek.

The IFW330 is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor E3815 with low power consumption. The Intel® Bay Trail fanless industrial firewall system supports one WAN, one LAN and one configurable WAN / DMZ interface providing flexible configuration for different applications. The slim-type din-rail firewall appliance comes with 2GB DRAM and 2GB CompactFlash™ for storage.

Other I/O features include one VGA, one USB 2.0, one 4-channel DIO, one RS-232, and one RS-232/422/485 port. The Axiomtek IFW330 is built with a heavy-duty aluminium extrusion with IP40 anti-dust ingress protection, giving it a high degree of structural strength and protection. Its fanless design allows for noiseless operations and lowers maintenance cost. The Intel® Atom-based industrial firewall solution supports extended temperature range of -40°C~75°C and can be integrated anywhere through the DIN-rail and wall-mount mounting kit. The power-saving IFW330 is equipped with a wide range 12VDC~48VDC terminal block power input for industrial use.

Axiomtek’s new IFW330 will be available from the beginning of February 2016. Axiomtek provides a wide array of intelligent IoT and M2M solutions, network communication platform, industrial panel PCs, systems and platforms and embedded boards and modules solutions. For more product information or pricing, please visit our global website or via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Features include:

  • Firewall / NAT / Router all-in-one
  • Security protection: Firewall, IDP, Botnet
  • Secure connection: VPN, SSL VPN, WAN connection checking
  • IPv4 / IPv6 dual mode
  • Easy network setup with Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Quick installation, USB restore
  • Centralised management
  • Fanless operation; wide temperature operation -40°C ~ 75°C
  • Din-rail, rugged design