WatchGuard Firebox T30 And T50 UTM Now Available

We’ve seen a lot of attacks in the recent months where both online technology resellers as well as universities and even the DNS Root Servers being attacked. In such a time you’ll want the best possible protection for your connected devices and Wick Hill just announced the shipping of their WatchGuard T30 and T50 Firebox appliances for enterprise-strength unified threat management (UTM). The Firebox T30 and T50 are aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and distributed enterprises and are essential a hardware firewall and VPN connection.

Faster internet connections make decentralized organizations more flexible, but connecting all the branches with each other in a secure fashion can be a challenge, and that is where the Firebox comes into play. It is easy to deploy and can be preconfigured before deployment. WatchGuard’s T-series of tabletop UTM are ideal for remote branches where there isn’t a dedicated server room. They are small and have versatile placement options away and out of sight. The are also easily expandable with Wi-Fi access points of security cameras thanks to the built-in POE port.

Both the T30 and T50 feature AC1200 wireless network abilities with UTM security speeds up to 165 Mbps. The Advanced Malware Detection can catch malware that signature-only AV solutions miss. Next-generation sandboxing in the cloud with full system emulation (CPU and memory) provides visibility into every instruction that malware executes and not just the operating system calls That exposes evasive behavior that other sandbox solutions might not see. The WatchGuard series also features a centralised real-time view into all network activity with the power to take immediate action against harmful sites and users. The UTM also features a crypto co-processing unit for SHA-2.

The WatchGuard Firebox T30 starts around €620 and the T50 starts out around €1000, both prices without VAT.

Tenda TEG1210P 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet Intelligent PoE Switch Review

Introduction


Tenda was founded back in 1999 and has since created some great networking products. We’ve tested a few already and it’s a pleasure for me to take a closer look at the Tenda TEG1210P WebSmart Gigabit PoE Switch that comes with 8 Gbit RJ45 ports and two additional Gigabit SFP ports.

A switch doesn’t equal a switch. Although most people can make do with what any cheap switch, a lot of us want more. More control, more features, and more possibilities and that is what smart switches bring to the table.

The TEG1210P supports port mirroring, port bandwidth control, port traffic statistics and power save mode, and more. It is user-friendly and works as plug-and-play without the need for configuration.

The switch is only 210mm deep and will easily fit into any 19-inch rackmount that you might have. It comes with mounting brackets and screws for that as well as four rubber feet with adhesive in case you want to use it as a desktop model.

The rear side only features a power plug for 100-240V and a power switch to turn the switch off. The power switch is a nice feature in an office environments where you don’t need it all the time and it is something my own current switch is missing and that I’m missing on it.

On the bottom we can clearly see the four markings where you the feet for desktop use are placed. You’ll also find a sticker with details on the router.

Tenda added two 40mm fans to keep the unit cool by sucking the air in on one side and blowing it out on the other, thereby creating an air flow through the entire unit.

The eight RJ45 ports support 10/100/1000Mbps connections as well as 802af PoE with 15.4W per port. There are two more ports, but these are SFP MiniGBIC with a speed of 1000Mbps and automatic switching between metallic and optical interface. The SFP ports allow you to easily extend the range of your network from 100meters to over 80 kilometers.

The LEDs on the front of the switch will let you know what is going on. There is Link/Act, Speed, and PoE LEDs for the eight RJ45 ports as well as LEDs for the two SFP, Power, and System. The reset switch is hidden between the Power and SYS LED.

Tenda also added a grounding screw in case your unit doesn’t get that through the power connection or you just want an extra security or ground something else via the switch.

When we take a closer look at the sticker mentioned earlier we see that it contains all the relevant information from power usage to default IP and administrator details.

The TEG1210P complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3z, and IEEE 802.3af ethernet standards. It adopts store and forward scheme and is integrated with an 8K MAC address table with MAC address learning and auto-aging support.

The smart switch supports port aggregation and trunking with up to three groups each of which is allowed to include a maximum of 4 members. It further supports up to 10 groups of Port-based VLANs and up to 128 groups of IEEE 802.1Q Tag VLANs with VLAN IDs ranging from 1 to 4094.

You also get features such as port storm control, statistics, bandwidth control, QoS, IGMP snooping, and 802.1x support. The total switching capacity of 32Gbps should prevent any bottlenecks.

InWin Presents NUC and SFF Cases at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – InWin is well known for their unique PC chassis designs, but this time they took their design ideas and shrunk it down to be used with Intel’s NUC systems and mITX form factors.

On display were a lot of small cases, perfect for the space-conscious user, living room, or small office as they still offer plenty of features.

The outside of a case is just one part, the insides have to match. InWin has a list of modules available that include dual and quad LAN adapters with Power over Ethernet PoE support, Serial and Parallel ports.

Some systems come pre-equipped with Intel NUC board such as the K3-3Gen Broadwell system. A common feature for all the small cases on display is that they’re all standing vertically for the smallest footprint possible.

InWin’s Ultratop cases aren’t just available pre-equipped with NUCs, they also come as bare systems, allowing you the choice on what board to put inside.

Just because something is small, doesn’t mean that you can’t connect plenty of devices to them.

Despite the small size, you can still fit 2.5-inch drives into the cases and they come with plenty of USB ports, WiFi, and Bluetooth as well.

Power over Ethernet is an amazing feature. You do not need to have a dedicated power supply as these low power units can get enough electricity to run on just the power that’s provided through your ethernet cable, that is if you have a PoE infrastructure. It is one of those things that has to be experienced in real life before you realise just how great this is.

Stay tuned for more news and product reveals directly from Computex in Taipei.

Habey Release the Swiss Army Knife of Mini-ITX Motherboards

Don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of Habey before, most people haven’t. They have however been in the business for quite some time and probably longer than some of our readers have been alive, so they know a thing or two about creating solutions for embedded and small form factor systems. Their newest product, the mini-ITX motherboard dubbed the MITX-6670 is somewhat of a swiss army knife of the small form factor with a lot of onboard functions and even more upgrade functions.

As a base, you’ll get a mini-ITX motherboard with a passive cooled Intel Baytrail quad-core J1900 processor running at 2.4GHz and two SO-DIMM slots for up to 8GB total DDR3 memory. There are two onboard Intel LAN port and there is an onboard header for an optional POE module. You can connect two SATA drives or two mSATA drives, but not both at once. The selection is made by jumper and one of the mSATA ports support full size where the other only allows half-size mini-PCIe.

But it doesn’t stop here as you can customize even more. There is a default PCIe x1 slot, but the really cool feature is the onboard header that allows you to expand with what you, may it be an extra HDMI port or a DisplayPort connector instead.

The built-in iGPU supports HD resolutions and the Realtek ALC892 chip powers the audio part. There’s also support for a Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) and you can even insert a sim card for 3G, 4G, and LTE connectivity.

MITX-6770 Features

  • Dual Intel I210/I211 Gigabit EthereEthernet
  • Built-in Ethernet port pin-header ready for POE (Power over Ethernet) setup
  • HDMI + VGA and LVDS/HDMI/DP/eDP add-on interface card options
  • Dual mSATA SSD support with easy jumper selection
  • Build-in Infineon Trusted Platform Module and 8-bit GPIO
  • Realtek ALC892 high-performance 7.1-channel HD Audio
  • Low power, fanless passively cooling

Habey’s MITX-6770 has a manufacturer suggested retail price starting at $159, which actually isn’t much considering the features you get and compared to other available boards with fewer features and functions.

TRENDnet Launched Hardened 5-Port PoE DIN-Rail Switch

TRENDnet announces the availability of their 5-Port Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ DIN-Rail Switch, model TI-PG541. The new switch is hardened and well suited for industrial PoE applications and expands TRENDnet’s portfolio of PoE IP cameras, access points, splitters, and injectors.

The TI-PG541 has four Gigabit PoE+ (802.3at) ports, one Gigabit port, and one Gigabit SFP slot. It can deliver 120 W full PoE+ power budget with 30W for each port and has 12 Gbps switching capacity.

The hardened IP30 rated metal switch with integrated DIN-Rail mount can operate at extreme temperatures range of -20 to 60 ºC (-4 to 140 ºF) and features support for dual redundant power input with overload protection. It also has an alarm output trigger by power failure and is rated for shock (IEC 60068-2-27), freefall (IEC 60068-2-32), and vibration (IEC 60068-2-6).

The TRENDnet TI-PG541 comes backed by a 3-year warranty and has an MSRP of $249.99 without power adapter that is sold separately.

Thanks to TRENDnet for providing us with this information

TRENDnet Launches 4-Channel HD PoE NVR Kit

Security is more relevant than ever and digital video recording solutions are a great way to deal with this. TRENDnet has announced their new standalone 4-channel HD PoE NVR Kit (TV-NVR104K) for just this situation and comes bundled with both two outdoor cameras and a pre-installed 1TB hard drive.

“The TV-NVR104K is a plug and play surveillance solution for SMB and retail environments,” stated Sonny Su, technology director of TRENDnet. “The TV-NVR104 powers the included PoE cameras, thereby simplifying the installation process. Users can add two additional PoE cameras to this PoE NVR kit.”

The NVR connects and powers up to four PoE cameras, auto-recognizes TRENDnet cameras, records over 8.5 days of continuous 720p video with four installed cameras, and supports advanced video playback.

TV-NVR104 Hardware

  • 4-Channel 1080p HD PoE NVR
  • Pre-installed 1 TB SATA hard drive
  • Plug and play PoE network cameras to the four PoE (IEEE 802.3af) ports with a total PoE budget of 35 Watts
  • Ethernet network port
  • HDMI and VGA display ports
  • Optional analog audio in and out ports
  • USB port for the included USB mouse
  • USB port for configuration backup and firmware upgrade

TV-NVR104 Management

  • 4-Channel 1080p HD PoE NVR
  • Access the NVR over the internet
  • Auto-recognizes compatible TRENDnet PoE cameras
  • Single camera and quad view modes with variable-time auto-scan function
  • For each camera manage: on-screen display, image settings, PTZ functionality, motion detection, privacy masks, tamper detection, and video loss
  • Record up to Full 1080p HD video at 30 fps in H.264 compression (included TV-IP320PI cameras record up to 1280 x 960)
  • Recording Time: 6.5 days of recording per camera: 4x cameras with continuous recording at 1280 x 960 at 30 fps; 8.5 days of recording per camera: 4x cameras with continuous recording at 720p at 30 fps.
  • Create weekly continuous and motion detection recording schedules for each camera with video overwrite when storage is full
  • Advanced archived video playback with a quick reference timeline and calendar
  • Quickly export specific video types over a specified time
  • Support for dyn.com and NO-IP.org
  • IPv6 support
  • ONVIF compliant

TV-IP320PI Hardware (two cameras included in the kit)

  • Outdoor 1.3 MP HD PoE IR Network Camera
  • The TV-NVR104 auto recognizes the TV-IP320PI
  • Fully adjustable integrated mounting bracket provides installation flexibility
  • Save installation costs with Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af)
  • Outdoor IP66 weather rated
  • Operating temperature range of -30 – 60 °C (-22 – 140 °F)
  • 1.3 Megapixel: Record 1280 x 960 pixel and/or 720p HD video at 30 fps in H.264 compression
  • Night vision up to 30 meters (100 ft.) in complete darkness
  • Dynamic IR adjustment optimizes night visibility
  • Digital Wide Dynamic Range improves video quality in high contrast light environments
  • IPv6 support
  • ONVIF compliant

The TV-NVR104K will be available throughout January 2015 for a $629.99 MSRP. The DVR box has a 2-year warranty, the cameras have a 3-year warranty and the included HDD is up to the manufacturer of same.

Thanks to TRENDnet for providing us with this information

Compro TN4230 Outdoor PoE IP Camera Review

Introduction


Security cameras that run over a standard IP network are becoming more of a common place in the home and in a commercial environment, partly due to their ease of setup and the seamless integration in to an existing backbone, but also the ease of scaling the system up to the levels that we find in our supermarkets [for example] where tens, if not hundreds of cameras are connected in to a single environment. The additional benefit of utilising IP cameras though is the ability to connect into the system from a remote location and use it as though you are on the site itself. This is not where the selling points end though; power delivery to the cameras is another factor that has to be taken into account and with so many cameras in some instances being required, or the position where they required not the convenient for the purpose of mains power, the capacity to power the cameras directly from the network switch and through a single cable with the data to the camera, makes the speed of installation and the ease of expansion much quicker and easier.

Over the cameras that we’ve looked at previously, the TN4230 that we have here today is capable of being powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet) and additionally it is IP66 rated, meaning that it is suitable for installation outside, where exposure to the elements will test its resistance against whatever the weather can throw at it – just as well I’m in the UK for this part of the review seeing as our weather patterns change on a near daily basis. Alongside the option to connect the camera through an Ethernet cable, the TN4230 does allow for analogue connections to be made through a BNC interface with a mic-in and audio-out supplied through two 3.5mm ports. A digital relay output and RS-485 terminal further add to the feature set, allowing the camera to be connected to an existing security system where required and a power terminal is on hand for situations where PoE is not available.

To compliment the various connectivity options, the TN4230 boasts a 1600 x 1200 UXGA 2MP sensor, which although not 1080p, is near enough HD quality and along side infra-red low-light operation we also find 4GB of on-board storage available through a microSD card, two-way audio and even a heater to keep the camera warm during cooler periods. At this point I’ll note that whilst cooler operation is better for computer hardware, in an external environment, cooler temperatures bring moisture which is not the best companion inside an electrical device. Cloud access through Compro’s C4Home mobile app and desktop management through the included ComproView software make light work of checking up to see if everything is as it should be with the capacity to send out alerts via email when pre-defined events occur; such as motion detection. All this for around £260 may seem expensive but as we are about to find out, a hands on look around the camera may justify the price point.

Inside the box alongside the camera, we don’t get a whole lot as far as accessories go. Aside from a quick setup guide and a set of terminal headers for connecting the relay trigger, external power and RS-485 output, there’s little more than the camera to be found. Alongside the camera, Compro have sent us their BM-100 wall mounting kit as we will obviously need to get this up and fitted for testing outdoors.

Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band PoE Access Point Announced By D-Link

D-Link has announced a new addition to its range of Wireless AC products, the Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point bearing the model name DAP-2695, which has its key features set on higher traffic levels and greater performance expectations.

The DAP-2695 provides enhanced dual-band performance to deliver a more stable, secure and faster wireless connection, while having the option to configure it to work in a number of modes for added deployment options.

The flagship Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point allows network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust simultaneous dual-band wireless network. All six antennas are detachable and can provide optimal wireless coverage with maximum speeds of up to 450 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz band and 1300 Mbps over the 5 GHz band.

It can also be used in multiple operation modes, such as an access point, wireless distribution system (WDS) with access point, WDS/bridge or as a wireless client with WDS support. Network administrators are able to set up multiple units throughout a facility and configure them to bridge with one another while also providing network access to individual clients. As such the Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point can be used to join networks between different buildings without the need to lay additional wiring.

The AC1750 also has advanced features embedded, such as load balancing when multiple units are deployed and it can be connected and powered with a single Ethernet cable due to its Power over Ethernet (PoE) support. Administrators have the ability to virtually pool these devices, using the D-Link AP Manager II or D-View SNMP management module to configure, check and maintain multiple access points from a single location.

D-Link’s Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point is currently available for purchase at a price range of around £237.

General Specifications:

  • High-performance Connectivity
  • IEEE 802.11ac wireless1
  • Up to 1300+450 Mbps1
  • Gigabit LAN port
  • Made for Business-class Environments
  • Simultaneous dual-band connectivity for increased network capacity
  • Band steering
  • Console port for debugging
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Plenum-rated chassis
  • Ideal for indoor deployment2
  • Traffic control/QoS
  • Internal RADIUS server
  • Web redirection
  • Trusted Security Features
  • WPA/WPA2 – Enterprise/Personal
  • WPA2 – PSK/AES over WDS
  • MAC address filtering
  • Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • ARP spoofing prevention
  • WLAN partition
  • Convenient Installation
  • Supports 802.3at PoE+ Power over Ethernet
  • Wall mounting brackets included

Thank you TechPowerUp for providing us with this information
Images courtesy of dlinkmea

High Performance Wireless PoE Access Point Released By TRENDnet

TRENDnet today announced the availability of the N600 Dual Band PoE Access Point, model TEW-753DAP, a business class PoE access point with a lot of features and dual band 300 Mbps Wireless N technology.

The TEW-753DAP has a white smoke detector shaped which allows it to blends into most environments and also offers the ability to turn off flashing LEDs to further reduce product visibility. A variety of installation scenarios are supported with Access Point, WDS Access Point, WDS Bridge, and Repeater modes.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is also one of the key features of the access point, making it easy to install and reducing power consumption. It also gives the user the ability to choose between the two 300 megabit per second Wireless N bands. A steady 2.4 GHz band could be a suitable candidate for everyday work and activities, but if you also want the wireless to be reliable, a less congested 5 GHz band would be advisable. Both bands are supplied by a Gigabit Ethernet connection to maintain a high performance wireless connection.

The advanced features included in the TEW-753DAP Access Point are as following:

  • IPv6 support
  • A handy integrated AP scan feature
  • The ability to create up to 16 SSIDs
  • Eight system logs for network troubleshooting
  • Spanning Tree and SNMP support
  • Traffic shaping by allocating bandwidth to specific SSIDs

Thank you SPi World News for providing us with this information
Image courtesy of TRENDnet