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Netscreen 500 Firewall

The NetScreen-500 Security System integrates firewall, VPN, and traffic management functionality in a low profile, modular chassis.

  • 700 Mbps firewall throughput
  • 250 Mbps 3DES VPN throughput
  • supports 10,000 IPSec tunnels
  • up to 250,000 concurrent sessions
  • Two DB9 serial ports
  • Two 10/100 high availability ports
  • Hot-swappable fan module
  • hot-swappable power supplies
  • LCD display for basic configuration and status alerts

To create an enclosure that incorporated high-design visual aethetics in a 2U, 19-inch rack mountable chassis. The mechanical components and performance requirements for this product mandated a very densely packed layout. Both the power supplies and the fan module had to be hot-swappable.

Working closely with the industrial designer, mechanistic developed surfaces for the bezel of this product from rough sketches and one-on-one design reviews on the fly in Pro/ENGINEER. One of the most unique parts of this design are the highly sculpted handles, imparting a highly refined, almost sensuous feel to the product. In parallel, the mechanical components were modeled and the designs for the sheetmetal enclosure, power supply and fan trays were finalized.