PORTWELL'S NEW PCI-E DUAL COPPER GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER INCLUDES BYPASS FUNCTION ABN-262 features IntelR Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection server controller

FREMONT, CALIF. -- December 3, 2008 -- American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator and supplier of Network Security Appliances, and a member of the IntelR Embedded and Communications Alliance, announces ABN-262, a PCI-E dual copper Gigabit Ethernet adapter with bypass function. Based on the Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet controller, the new ABN-262 features low power connectivity with advanced performance in a footprint as small as 147.3 (W) x 68.9 (L) mm / 5.8" (W) x 2.71" (L).

American Portwell's ABN-262 unit includes a built-in watchdog timer (WDT)-with an easy-configurable Normal/Bypass mode-that incorporates a software programmable time-out setting and a control to automatically switch to bypass/non-bypass functions for Ethernet ports in the event of a host system "hang" and/or power failure. Built with onboard LED and LED pin-out for LAN status and bypass mode and variable LED location for system integration, the new ABN-262 supports most network operating systems and its low profile form factor will fit in a wide variety of systems platforms. The new ABN-262 is the ideal solution for customers seeking applications for increased throughput and High Availability (HA) on server-based systems, Intrusion Prevention Servers (IPS), Intrusion Detection Servers (IDS), WAN optimization, security appliances and other mission critical gateways.

Detection and protection "Cyber attacks on enterprises cost businesses worldwide an estimated $100 billion annually," says Mark Huang, American Portwell Technology's product marketing manager, "and its not getting any better. As a result, enterprises are taking a more proactive approach. They are turning to critical path devices like the ABN-262 to detect and protect because it addresses key concerns such as the ability to fail safely."

Reduced downtime and increased continuity According to Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology's product marketing director, the main focus of the new ABN-262 is to reduce network downtime caused by security appliance hardware failure, which then automatically increases the continuity of the business network. "It's a win-win situation for customers' who have been plagued by worms, viruses, Trojan Horses and the like," says Shen. "With the ABN-262, we have designed a standard low profile PCI-E x4 adapter that is easy to integrate into a 1U/2U or 4U server. Our close ties with IntelR mean that we were able to utilize its 82574L controller as the engine for our ABN-262 adapter. This offers our customers not just detection and protection," Shen confirms, "but also peace of mind."

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Product details: http://www.portwell.com/products/detail.asp?CUSTCHAR1=ABN-262

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About American Portwell Technology American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and a member of the IntelR Embedded and Communications Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communication appliances, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell's extensive turnkey and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at http://www.portwell.com.

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Product Contact: Mark Huang Product Marketing Manager American Portwell Technology Inc. 510-403-3314 Mark@portwell.com

Media Contact: Susan Wei Marketing Executive American Portwell Technology Inc. 510-403-3354 SusanW@portwell.com