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    2U Rackmount High Performance Network Appliance, up to 64 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (Project Base)



    Phase Out Notice

    Phase-out Reason(s): Due to overall demand ceased, we would like to notify you that these product series of FWS-8500 are going to EOL.

    Last Buy Date: Jul. 15, 2020

    Recommend Product: FWS-8600

    FWS-8500, a high performance enterprise-level network security appliance.

    Powered by two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 V3 (codenamed Haswell-EP) and the Intel® 8925 chipset (codenamed Coleto Creek), the FWS-8500 features enhanced hardware performance that empowers WAN optimization, intrusion detecting/preventing, network access control, load balancing, web content filtering, unified threat managing, and next-generation firewall into one single convenient system offering diverse capabilities without having to invest on individual devices.

    The appliance is made to be deployed in server rooms with its 2U dimension. It is also designed to work with up to eight of AAEON’s Network Interface Modules (NIM) for expanded functionalities. These modules can be used with both copper and fiber connections with a maximum of 8 ports available on selected models. This, combined with the device’s single Ethernet port, makes the FWS-8500 capable of providing a total of 65 ports.

    Other features include memory support of up to 512GB of DDR4 1600/1866/2133 DIMM memory, 2.5”/3.5” HDD bay, 650W power supply with redundancy, PCIe slots for expansion cards as well as five hot swappable fans.

    By combining some of the most wanted network security features into one, we aim to make the FWS-8500 as a must-have for any secured networks. This not only brings convenience to our customers, but more importantly, saving them time and resources compared to acquiring them one by one.


    • Firewall
    • IDP/IPS
    • Bandwidth Manager
    • Load Balancing
    • Network Access Control
    • Web Filter
    • Anti-Spam/Virus


    • 2U Rackmount Network Appliance
    • Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 Series Processor, LGA 2011
    • Intel® Communications Chipset 8925
    • 288-pin DDR4 1600/1866/2133 MHz DIMM (8 DIMM Per CPU) RDIMM x 16, Up to 512 GB
    • 64 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Via NIM
    • Internal 3.5” SATA HDD x 1 or 2.5” SATA HDD x 2, CompactFlash™ Socket x 1
    • Optional Parallel LCM with Keypad x 1
    • RJ-45 Console x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, 1 GbE LAN x 1
    • 650W Redundant Power
    • Mini-PCIe x 1, PCI-E [x8] x 2 (Optional)

    Specifications [FWS-8500]

    Form Factor2U Rackmount Network Platform
    processorIntel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 / v4 Series, FCLGA2011
    ChipsetIntel® Communications Chipset 8925 PCH
    System MemoryDDR4 2133/2400/2666 RDIMM, Up to 512 GB
    288-Pin DIMM x 16 (8 DIMM Per CPU)
    EthernetDepends on NIM, onboard (GbE LAN x 2)
    BypassDepends on NIM module
    NIM Slot8
    Graphics ControllerMini-Card VGA (Optional)
    ConnectorVGA cable (Optional)
    HDDInternal 3.5” SATA HDD x 1 or 2.5” SATA HDD
    CF/CFast/mSATACF socket x 1
    expansion/internal interface
    PCIe SlotPCIe [x8] slot x 2 (Optional)
    KB MousePin-header
    USBUSB 2.0 x 2 pin-header (optional)
    RTCInternal RTC
    Watchdog Timer1~255 steps by software programmable
    Software ButtonGPIO Programmable push button x 1
    TPMTPM v1.2 (TPM v2.0 Optional)
    GPIO4 bits input, 4bits output
    MTBF (hours)72211
    Physical & Environmental SPEC
    Power Requirement650W Redundant PSU
    Operating Temperature32°F ~ 104°F (0°C ~ 40°C)
    Storage Temperature-4°F ~ 140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C)
    Operating Humidity10% ~ 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
    Storage Humidity10% ~ 80% @ 40°C, non-condensing
    Vibration0.5 Grms/ 5 ~ 500Hz/ operation (3.5” H.D.D)
    1.5 Grms/ 5 ~ 500Hz/ no operation
    SHOCK10G peak acceleration (11 m sec. duration), operation
    20G peak acceleration (11 m sec. duration), non-operation
    Dimension (W x D x H)17.48” x 23.62” x 3.46” (444mm x 600mm x 88mm)
    i/o interface
    Front PanelPower LED x 1
    Status LED x 1
    HDD Active LED x 1
    USB 2.0 Ports x 2
    RJ-45 Console x 1
    Parallel LCM display and 4 keypad x 1
    Software Programmable Button x 1
    RJ-45 LAN x 1 (optional up to RJ-45 LAN x 2)
    Rear PanelAC Power Input x 2
    Power Switch x 1
    Rear Expansion Slot x 2 (Optional PCIe [x8])

    Ordering Information [FWS-8500]

    Part NumberFWS-8500S1-R65-A10-01
    cpu Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 / v4 Series, FCLGA2011
    ram DIMM,Up to 512 GB
    cooler System fan x 5
    storage 3.5”HDD Bay x 1
    CompactFlash™ Socket x 1
    lan GbE x 2
    usb USB 2.0
    x 2
    console RJ-45 x 1
    nim slot 8
    expansion slot PCI-E[x8] slot x 2 (Optional) Mini-PCIe slot x 1
    mounting 2U
    power 650W Redundant Power

    Downloads [FWS-8500]

    • Datasheet
    • BIOS
    • Manual

    Packing List

    • Gift Box (Including Console Cable x 1, SATA Cable x 1, SATA Power Cable x 1, and Ear Bracket Kit x 1)
    • CPU Cooler x 2
    • FWS-8500

    Optional Accessories

    M028500000 Slide x 2, Chassis Rail Kit
    976185000E VGA Module, PER-V09V, No Packing
    1702031803 Power Cord, 3P-250V/10A, 180D, 1.8M, VDE, YP22/ YP12
    1702031802 Power Cord, 3P-250V/10A, 180D, 1.8M, USA, YP22/ YP12
    170203180E Power Cord, 3P-25V/7A, 180D, 1.8M, PSE, YP12/YP12
    NIM-S26A-A10-01 Intel® Fortville XL710 PCI-Express 10G SFP+ 4 Ports Module for FWS-8500
    NIM-S26B-A10-01 Intel® Fortville XL710 PCI-Express 40G QSFP 2 Ports Module for FWS-8500
    NIM-S13A Intel® 82580EB PCI-Express 1G SFP 8 Ports Module
    NIM-C13A-A10-00 Intel® 82580EB PCI-Express 1G Copper Ethernet 8 Ports Module