Right Components Make Right Products – ZyXEL Unified Security Gateways

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Have you ever thought making aircrafts with Car engines? What a noble concept – Isn’t it?

Imagine what would be the efficiency of such an aircraft? What mileage? What fuel efficiency? And what a wonderful cost of ownership, low CAPEX, low OPEX – Isn’t it? There’s just one problem – will it ever take off, or remain on ground itself?

You can find the question posed on just about every welltrodden aviation message board on the Internet: Why can’t we just use fuel‐efficient and cheap car engines in our airplanes? The answer, in a nutshell, is that the best automobile engine in the world is usually still a poor aircraft engine. Here are the reasons why:

Car engines are designed to provide quick bursts of relatively high power output for acceleration, and then only modest power output for steady‐state cruising. It’s unusual for an auto engine to operate anywhere near it’s redline rpm or max‐rated power output. Airplanes, on the other hand, usually take off and climb near 100 percent power output, followed by steady‐state cruise often at 75 percent power. Aircraft engines are designed to sustain this punishment reliably over a typical 2,000‐hour service life. Try running your car’s engine at or near redline rpm all the time and see what happens. Of course, we don’t know what will happen, and in an airplane we can’t pull over to the side of the road when it does.

Sounds like a joke – isn’t it?f

But what do we do when it come to our own network?

We always look at the engine type, engine power, torque, engine displacement, ground clearance, suspension, mileage and all other technical aspects. But how many times we check on the chipset being used in our firewalls / security gateway?

Does the chipset for a desktop or laptop, hold good for firewalls as well? – of course not. Then why don’t we ask questions? Why are we ready to compromise? That too with the most critical component of the network? I mean people are ready to take a security device based on Intel atom chipset as well.

ZyXEL’s range of Unified threat management boxes & firewalls are designed on Cavium chipsets, which are designed only for network equipment. Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications, storage, video and security applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 1Gbps to 100Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data‐Center, Broadband/Consumer and Access and Service Provider equipment. Cavium’ processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tools and application support, hardware reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China.

End result is a robust, rugged, high performance security device, which never let’s you down.

So don’t compromise on your right as a consumer. Ask questions and buy the best!!

Be safe, be secured in the new year 2015

Contributed by ZyIN.