Put an exoskeleton around your personal cloud and secure it with the
The ExoNetwork from x.o.ware extends your network to wherever you are, by seamlessly integrating the most advanced security and storage support into a high performance router. And by connecting to the Virtual Private Exonetwork (VPExTM) server running in every ExoNetwork, you can even access the internet securely from any open hotspot.
The ExoNetwork uses the dual core Cavium CNS3420 Econa to concentrate the important network functions in a single power-stingy appliance. With hardware accelerators for routing, RAID storage, and encryption, it not only can direct traffic to and from the Internet at wire speeds, but it greatly simplifies the integration of these functions.
As mobile computing becomes more a part of everyday life and work, storing data and running applications in the cloud makes a lot of sense. However, there is no reason the cloud has to be rented – it can be your own personal cloud (the new PC). And if it's personal, the information that rains down from it should stay personal, so when you access it from wireless networks with little or no security, you need an umbrella, or even better, an exoskeleton.
The goal of the ExoNetwork is to provide that exoskeleton, by combining all of the functions that should be located at the edge of your network into one device. The value of this system is further enhanced by the ability to run network-centric applications – ones that monitor and secure the network, or just serve data to the LAN or to the Internet. The only way to do this until now is to use a full-size computer as a router, which costs many times more and is not as secure.
CPU: Cavium CNS3420-600 MHz Dual Core ARM11 w/ encryption, RAID, and packet processing
DRAM: 512 Mbytes of 32-bit wide DDR2 memory
Boot Flash: 8 Mbytes
On-board NAND flash: 4 Gbytes
WAN: Two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
LAN: 5-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch, with support for 802.1Q VLAN
eSATA: Two SATA 2.0 3 Gbps ports, expandable with external port multiplier
USB: Two USB 2.0 Host ports, up to 400 Mbps
XOS, based on Linux 2.6.35
Router: RIP v1/v2/NAT, IPv4/IPv6
Load Balancing/Redundant WAN Ports
VPN: VPEx, based on OpenVPN – uses AES encryption with 256-bit pre-shared keys
NAS: SMB, NFS, RAID5/6 in hardware
Web Server: lighttpd, Apache
Application Servers: PHP, python
Battery-backed Real Time Clock
Security Applications: IPSec,SSL;DES/3DES;ARC4 MD5;SHA-1;Diffie-Hellman hardware encryption
IPS and anti-virus Applications: Layer 7 Content Inspection Hardware
Browser-based GUI (Admin/User)