I’ll be starting a group of posts around the S3500 Turbocard, let’s being with the vendors description (pure marketing – on the other hand they’re still understating it’s capabilities)
The Corrent® S3500 Turbocard transforms an open server platform into a complete system solution delivering advanced Firewall and VPN Services at Gigabit+ speeds. It is the first firewall shown to be able to withstand a DDoS attack and still deliver high data throughput. An exceptional value, the S3500 Turbocard delivers best-of-breed Firewall and IPSec VPN throughput at 1/3 the cost of a dedicated, proprietary appliance. To ensure low host CPU utilization, the card completely offloads session traffic: the Corrent® CR7120 Security Processor handles all IPSec encryption for VPN, while an IBM NP4GS3 network processor handles all processing for Firewall connections. The result is the industry’s best price/performance ratio in a FW/VPN accelerator. This product is also available through authorized Check Point resellers as the Check Point SecureXL Turbocard.