MPL – GUARD-FS

Industrial Firewall / Router with Gigabit Switch

GUARD-FS

With the GUARD-FS, MPL has integrated several systems into one housing, a Firewall, a VPN-Gateway, a Router, as well as an Ethernet Switch with your choice of copper and/or fiber ports. You can imagine the broad use of the GUARD-FS with this functionality.
Today, everything is getting automated. Therefore security in this automated world is becoming more and more important. The key differences of industrial applications are that they require a long-term availability due to the life cycle management of the investments.

Description

Industrial Firewall / Router with Gigabit Switch

GUARD-FS

With the GUARD-FS, MPL has integrated several systems into one housing, a Firewall, a VPN-Gateway, a Router, as well as an Ethernet Switch with your choice of copper and/or fiber ports. You can imagine the broad use of the GUARD-FS with this functionality.
Today, everything is getting automated. Therefore security in this automated world is becoming more and more important. The key differences of industrial applications are that they require a long-term availability due to the life cycle management of the investments.

GUARD-FS Highlights

The system can be operated from -20°C to +60°C (optional -40°C to +85°C), without the need of a fan or case openings. The capability to offer copper as well as SFP ports for various fiber optical solutions make the product universal. This versatility is supported by the availability of a software development kit, the powerful 1.2 GHz ARM processor, and the 512 Mbyte built in flash that allows for customer specific extensions.

  • Wide Input voltage range (8 – 36VDC)
  • Low power consumption (fanless)
  • All connectors on one side
  • Customized housing
  • Firewall/Router with 3x Gbit (copper or SFP)
  • 5-port switch (copper and/or fiber)
  • Switch as managed or unmanaged version

These features make the GUARD-FS to the ideal solution for industrial, transportation and defense applications where security, quality, reliability, low power consumption, and long-term availability are key. Just to name a few, the GUARD-FS can be used for applications such as remote monitoring & maintenance, secure communication in automation, etc.

Firewall/Router used in sensitive environment

Firewall/Router used in sensitive environment

GUARD-FS used as frontend in maintenance monitoring system<

GUARD-FS used as frontend in maintenance monitoring system<

Technical Features

Board Key Data
ProcessorRISC SoC 1.2GHzLow Power CPU
Memory / Firmware512MByte DDR2 / 512MByte NAND FlashSoldered OnBoard
Interfaces
Firewall ports2 x RJ45 ports, auto negotiation, auto MDI MDIX
2 x SFP Slot
Either 10BaseT /100BaseTX /1000BaseTX or
100Base-FX or 1000Base-LX SFP Modules
Switch ports*4 x RJ45 copper ports or
*3 x RJ45 and 1 x SFP or
*2 x RJ45 and 2 x SFP
Either 10BaseT /100BaseTX /1000BaseTX or
100Base-FX or 1000Base-LX SFP Modules
* configuration depends on version ordered
Mini PCI-ExpressFor WLAN, GPRS, UMTS, etc.Minicard Slot
Physical / Power
ChassisCompact rugged chromated Aluminum with stainless steel plates no ventilation holes
Size & Weight62.1 x 162.1 x 118mm0.94kg / 2lb including housing
Power8 – 36VDCPower consumption < 9 W, reverse polarity protection
Environment
Temperature Range-20°C to +60°C optionally -40°C to +85°CNo fan, no openings, values at full CPU load
Humidity5% – 95% non-condensingOptional coating available
Standard Compliance
The GUARD-FS is designed to meet or exceed the most common standards. Particular references are:
EMCEN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000, MIL-STD-461E
Shock & VibrationEN 60068
Environmental & SafetyEN 50155, MIL-STD-810-F, EN 60601, EN 60950

 

Software
The GUARD-FS comes preinstalled with an adapted version of OpenWRT ( www.openwrt.org). This Linux based embedded distribution provides all functionality required for operation as IPV4 and/or IPV6 firewall and router. The vast amount of additional packages available in conjunction with MPL support allows you to create a solution for every routing or firewall project.
Most of the configuration of the firmware installed can be done using a web based interface. For more specialized requirements, a console based configuration utility is available. All configuration is stored on the device in a human friendly text format and can be modified using a text editor, too.Functions and protocols:

  • TCP/IP V4 and V6, IPsec
  • QoS (Quality Of Service) capable
  • SIIT(IPV4-over-IPV6 translation)
  • Miredo/Teredo (IPV6 over IPV4 tunneling)
  • PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)
  • Network address translation
  • Multi WAN Setup (failover and load balancing)
  • DHCP Server for IPV4 and IPV6
  • DNS server/forwarder
  • Support for dynamic DNS providers
  • OpenVPN support
  • OpenConnect client support
  • Firewall based on linux iptables
  • SSH and telnet device access
  • Snort (lightweight intrusion detection)
  • Routing daemons (OSPF, RIP, BGP, …)

Further functionality can be installed using a package repository that contains more then 2000 precompiled applications ready to install. A software development kit (SDK), allowing to implement customer specific applications, is available as well.

GUARD Versions

ReferenceDescriptions
GUARD-F1Rugged Industrial Firewall/Router with 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports ( 1 x RJ45 and 2 x RJ45/SFP slots), preinstalled OpenWRT embedded Linux distribution. (Housing has to be added separately)
GUARD-F12Rugged Industrial Firewall/Router with 3 Fast Ethernet ports on M12 connectors, pre-installed OpenWRT embedded Linux distribution. For Railways with EN50155 Class Tx Certificate.
GUARD-FS1Rugged Industrial Firewall/Router with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports (2x RJ45 or 2x SFP) and a 4 port switch (MAGBES-13) with 3x RJ45 and 1x SFP port, preinstalled OpenWRT embedded Linux. (Housing has to be added separately)
GUARD-FS2Rugged Industrial Firewall/Router with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports (2x RJ45 or 2x SFP) and a 4 port Switch (MAGBES-12) with 2x RJ45 and 2x SFP ports, preinstalled OpenWRT embedded Linux. (Housing has to be added separately)
GUARD-FS3Rugged Industrial Firewall/Router with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports (2x RJ45 or 2x SFP) and a 4 port switch (MAGBES-11) with 4x RJ45, preinstalled OpenWRT embedded Linux. (Housing has to be added separately)
GUARD-CxGUARD Solution assembled & mounted according the customer needs & requirements (e.g. with special housing, depopulated parts, installing a customers application, ….)
GUARD Housing
 GUARD 62-1Ultra Compact Housing with internally chromated Aluminum and stainless steel plates.
Housing size: 62.1 x 162.1 x 118mm (W x D x H), DIN-Rail, external Aluminum is RAL7016 powder coated.
 GUARD 62-2Ultra Compact Housing with internally chromated Aluminum and stainless steel plates.
Housing size: 62.1 x 162.1 x 118mm (W x D x H); Wall mounting plate for 4 screws

 

Accessories

SFP (optical transceiver) in stock
Optional: MPL offers following SFP modules (others on request)
SFP-1X1Gb SFP 850nm optical transceiver, 1000BASE-SX, multi mode, up to 500m, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
SFP-2X1Gb SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, 1000BASE-LX, single mode, up to 10km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
SFP-3X100Mb SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, 100BASE-FX, multi mode, up to 2km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
or any other standard SFP in accordance to MSA & Ethernet compatible
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