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Software Definable Network Appliances™

IAS’s Software Definable Network Appliance™ (SDN-A™) products are highly portable, robust, software programable communications solutions enabling access to secure, classified voice, data, and video services over a multitude of commercial network technologies (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Cellular, MANET, Satcom, etc.) from even the most remote locations.

IAS SDN-As are fully software programable and can be configured to run whatever IP networking or application virtual machine(s) the user may require at that time. So, a single hardware appliance is able to fill the role of several networking appliances based on the software loaded on it.

IAS SDN-A devices support most software-based IP networking virtual machines AND application virtual machine technologies. IAS SDN-As have enough processing power, memory and storage to support running multiple virtual machines on a single piece of hardware, significantly reducing the overall size, weight, power consumption and cost of deployable communications solutions.

IAS SDN-A devices are available in many form factors, from small, low power embeddable modules to 1U and 2U rack mount appliances, and every step in between. In addition to supporting today’s software-based IP networking technologies all IAS SDN-A devices have enough processing power and performance to support impending 5G use cases and beyond.


IAS MICRO SDN-A (CSfC Listed)

The IAS MICRO SDN-A is one of our smallest most capable SDN-A form factors. It is available in two different configurations to meet your packet processing performance workloads, one variant offering a 4 core Intel i7 series processor and the other offering a 2 core Intel i5 series processor.  This small form factor virtual machine server has the power to host several virtual machines simultaneously and even with its highest performance processor option it still only consumes no more than 50 watts of power.

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IAS FIBER SDN-A

The IAS FIBER is IAS’s TEMPEST Level 1 Compliant VM Server/Router/IP networking appliance that offers 16 SFP ports.  The IAS FIBER has the processing power to perform the roles of several stand alone IT networking and computing devices, yet does so in very small (4.5” tall by 8.25” wide by 9” deep) and fully TEMPEST Compliant form factor.

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IAS ETH18 SDN-A

The IAS ETH18 SDN-A is the brother to the IAS FIBER, offering Ethernet SFP and/or copper Ethernet interfaces through the use of our modular network modules within two expansion bays. The IAS ETH18 SDN-A has a total port capacity of 18 Ethernet ports (2 copper and 16 SFP, 10 copper and 8 SFP, or 18 copper).

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IAS 1U SDN-A

The IAS 1U SDN-A is designed as a single appliance that performs the roles of several stand alone IT and IP networking devices. The IAS 1U SDN-A provides the user with an Enterprise class IP networking Router, a VPN concentrator, a Managed Ethernet Switch with 16 copper or 8 copper and 8 SFP Ethernet interfaces, and Virtual Machine Server.

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IAS BEAST SDN-A

The IAS BEAST SDN-A is our highest packet processing performance virtual machine server/IP networking appliance.  With two Xeon multi core processors (optional 4 core thru 16 core processors), and up to 42 ports of gigabit Ethernet, there is no other enterprise class 2U form factor in the IP networking market that offers this level of performance, security, port density and port type flexibility, and ability to run virtual machines as well.  The IAS BEAST SDN-A can perform IPSec VPN tunneling north of 10Gbps, and even offers optional 10Gbps and 40Gbps fiber interfaces.

IAS SDN-A Family Specifications

FeaturesMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
WAN Technology SupportMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
10/100/1000 Ethernet616 SFP188 to 16 (optional)2 to 42 (optional)
PPPoExxxxx
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac client and/or APxOptionalOptionalxx
3G/4G cellular (internal or USB)Optional
RS232 xxxxx
VPN Technology MICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
IPSec xxxxx
CNSA IPSec VPNxxxxx
* CNSA IPSec Performance250 Mbps500Mbps500Mbps> 1Gbps> 8Gbps
SSL VPN (Open VPN Interoperable)xxxxx
SSL VPN (Cisco Interoperable)xxxxx
Dynamic Mode Virtual Private Network (DMVPN)xxxxx
SecurityMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
Deep Packet Inspectionxxxxx
Advanced Firewall Functionalityxxxxx
NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) xTDBTDBTDBTDB
Routing ProtocolsMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
IPv4 and IPv6xxxxx
DHCP Client and Serverxxxxx
Network Address Translation (NAT)xxxxx
MAC Filteringxxxxx
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)xxxxx
Protocol Independent Multicasting (PIM)xxxxx
Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP)xxxxx
Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)xxxxx
Virtual LANs (VLANS)xxxxx
Quality of Service (QoS)xxxxx
IGMPxxxxx
NTP Server and Clientxxxxx
Virtualization SupportMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
IAS Router OS able to host virtual machinesX(1)X(2)X(2)X(5)X(10)
ConfigurationMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
Web browser based GUIxxxxx
SNMP v3xxxxx
Syslog Server Reportingxxxxx
Third Party CapabilitiesMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
Cisco IOS ESR 5921 xxxxx
Aruba Virtual Mobile Controller xxxxx
MiscellaneousMICRO SDN-AFIBER SDN-AETH18 SDN-A1U SDN-ABEAST SDN-A
Wide Range Dirty DC Input9~36 VDC 9~36 VDC 9~36 VDC 87-240 AC, 50/60Hz87-240 AC, 50/60Hz
100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz Auto ranging, auto sensing PSU (included)xxxn/an/a
12 VDC output to provide power to Aux. electronics (HAIPE devices, etc.)xn/an/a
802.3af PoE port(s)1
Height2.0"4.5"4.5"1U2U
Width6.0"8.5"8.5"
Depth8.5"9.0"9.0"
Weight3.5 lbs6.0 lbs 6.0 lbs 19 lbs. 29 lbs.