The ASD-2v is a hardware security device developed by Apse in order to serve the needs of its security conscious clients. Based entirely on open standards, the ASD-2v offers a high degree of security and reliability for its users.
ASD-2v Main Benefits
SecurityThe software included with the ASD-2v is based on the BSD operating system. As such, it benefits from a very stable software base, that has undergone extensive review and testing, and has withstood all known cryptographic and network attacks.
ReliabilityThe ASD-2v contains no moving parts - fans, hard disks, floppies, etc. - and therefore its reliability is comparable to that of solid-state devices. In addition, the device is completely quiet and consumes very little power.
FlexibilityThe ASD-2v is easily configurable to serve a variety of purposes - firewall, filtering bridge, DHCP server, caching DNS, VPN gateway, traffic shaper, NAT gateway.
PerformanceThe use of high-end components in the construction of the ASD-2v allows it to offer very high performance, entirely comparable to that of middle-range dedicated routers.
Open StandardsThe ASD-2v is fully inter-operable with other systems - Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, BSD. All software used is fully standards-compliant and integrates easily into the customer's preferred environment.
Interfacestwo 10/100Mbit Ethernet ports, one serial port. Optionally a third Ethernet port or a modem (ISDN/analog) or a 4-port Ethernet hub.
Connectivitynormal TCP/IP connections. Optionally PPP (for a modem) or PPPOE (for xDSL or cable modems) with dial-on-demand. Additional protocols, such as IPX or AppleTalk available for special configurations.
Securityconfigurable stateful firewall. Optionally HTTP and/or FTP proxy servers. Configurable as an address-less filtering bridge.
NATNetwork Address Translation - all requests from the "internal" network go out over a single Internet address. Responses are translated back and routed to the correct client.
VPN: standard ipsec implementation, including IKE/KAME key exchange protocol. Fully interoperable with other systems, including Windows98, Windows 2000, Linux, Solaris, AIX, etc.
Traffic shapingbandwidth may be allotted as required for various applications and/or clients.
Other servicesDHCP for the "internal" network, caching DNS server.
High performanceThe device achieves over 25Mbit/sec physical bandwidth. Compression may be used for even higher throughput.