Company : Lanner Electronics Inc.

Category : Networks Industrial Communication and Software

Key Products : Embedded Systems, Small Form Factor Computers

Lanner’s Secure Boot and Secure Flash

Secure Boot is a form of verified booting technology which ensures boot path validations. As defined in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) specifications, this BIOS-based technology assures that the system firmware checks if the boot loader is signed with a cryptographic key contained in the database in the firmware. In other words, Secure Boot is a firmware-based boot path validation mechanism that contains cryptographic key and it will check if the boot loader is protected by the key. Only the ones with proper digital signature verification in the next-stage boot loaders, kernels or user space can access the system. This will prevent the execution of codes that are not signed with the cryptographic key programmed in the system firmware.

Lanner’s Advanced Generation LAN Bypass for Reliable Network Traffic

Many of today’s networking devices are built with LAN bypass function to prevent failed LAN transmission from impeding important in-flow critical data. The function is to ensure fault-tolerance for network appliances so that essential communications can be still continued even when software, hardware or power failure occurs. The basic idea of bypass is “cross-connection”. When an Ethernet port fails, the dysfunctional port will be temporarily disconnected from the system interface and all the in-line data will flow into the other LAN port so that data is still received.

Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710 Reshapes Networking Landscapes

The launch of Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 series platform indicates that IT management is heading into a new generation of processing capabilities. The new Intel® Xeon® server-based platform presents a great leap in CPU performance, RAM efficiency, PCH connectivity, and networking modules to deliver unprecedentedly low latency, high bandwidth and relatively lower power consumption. By integrating Intel® Xeon® v3 processors, DDR4 memory, the most up-to-date Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI) , Intel® Virtualization (Intel® VT) technologies, and the unparalleled networking Intel® Ethernet XL710 family (codenamed Fortville), the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3-based server platform (codenamed Grantley) is architected to address today’s data center challenges.

Meet the Growing Network, Communications, and Processing Demands with Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 V3 Grantley Platform

With the exponential growth of mobile Internet devices and the rise of cloud computing, end users demand faster, more powerful, and more secure Internet services. This unprecedented demand has presented a new challenge which Internet service provider and IT system operators maintain and manage their network traffic, especially in virtualized environments. To ensure smooth network traffic, a thoroughly enhanced architecture is necessary in order to deliver qualifying services and handle various types of data packets and security instructions. In other words, service providers require higher performance, power efficiency, scalability, and reliability for their virtualization and security management needs.

Accelerating Ethernet Performance and Throughput with Intel® DPDK

Enterprise and industrial network management have been undergoing from a hardware-concentrated approach to a more agile, flexible and consolidating solution for the rapid growing challenges in ownership cost due to the rising workload by cloud computing and information security. Traditionally, companies invested large amount of capital in discrete, physical machines to meet the workload demand, but nowadays, with the unprecedented growth in the amount of network traffic, it is more practical to rely on software approaches to balance workload and cost, while improving packet processing performance on a single platform. This is made possible by Intel DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit), as long as the platforms are built with Intel processors.