Crystal Group introduces rugged network firewall

Crystal Group, a designer/manufacturer of rugged and reliable computer hardware, has introduced the RCS5516FW Rugged Network Firewall, designed to secure and protect networks deployed in harsh environments such as those found in defense, transportation and energy sectors, the company said.

The RCS5516FW is a commercial off the shelf (COTS) firewall based on the Cisco® 5516 Adaptive Security Appliance, and encased in a military grade rugged chassis. The firewall provides 8 integrated ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T(x) copper ports, supports Cisco FirePOWER services, and offers 1.8 Gbps maximum throughput. The RCS5516FW provides up to 250,000 concurrent sessions and handles up to 20,000 new connections per second.

The RCS5516FW features an all-aluminum chassis and is available in either a standard 19″ rack mount or transit case EIA form factor. The 1U firewall can be mounted using Delrin glides, or as a fixed mount (front and rear). The unit measures under 13″ deep, weighs 14 lbs., and is engineered to MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 with EMI, humidity, vibration and shock kits available.

The RCS5516FW is specifically designed to provide reliable, high-performance connectivity for cybersecurity protection, secure communication, remote monitoring and maintenance in situations where security, quality, reliability, low power consumption, and long-term availability are important.

Crystal Group Inc., a technology provider of rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.