Nomadix Launches Scalable High-Speed Internet Access Gateway

AUSTIN, TX—Nomadix, Inc. at HITEC launched the AG 5900 Internet access gateway—a next-generation solution that extends a wired or WiFi network to create a public Internet access network. 

According to the company, the scalability of the AG 5900 supports anywhere from 300 to 8,000 simultaneous devices without any required change of hardware or software design, enabling organizations to add support for increasing numbers of devices as needed. The AG 5900 is designed for medium- to large-sized venues, such as hotels, convention centers, airports and stadiums. 

With a throughput of 1.5 Gbps, the AG 5900 is designed for intensive usage and can operate at near wire speed to meet increased bandwidth demands and keep Internet traffic flowing. Equipped with a range of bandwidth conservation and management tools, the AG 5900 is meant to stretch bandwidth utilization to the maximum to ensure that the quality of the connection is optimum, that each user gets fair access to bandwidth, and that users who pay for a superior connection will receive a superior connection, according to the company. Bandwidth can be managed by class of user, by group, subscriber or device, or by a combination of all of these.

The AG 5900 has only one moving part—the fan. The result is a low failure rate to ensure optimum uptime, according to the company. The hardware platform is built upon Intel’s high-performance processors with built-in flash memory and is coupled with the proven Nomadix Service Engine (NSE) Core Software. The new NSE version 8.5 offers Weighted Fair Queuing and a number of other features that take advantage of the increased speed and processing power of the product.

By interfacing with various user control databases such as RADIUS, LDAP and Active Directory, the AG 5900 provides tracking capabilities. While traditional security safeguards like firewalls, antivirus and antispam measures are still necessary to protect users from outside threats, the AG 5900 adds capabilities to protect users from each other inside network. Specifically, the AG 5900 offers advanced security for network protection with ICMP packet blocking. Enhanced by utilizing Session Rate Limiting to manage Denial of Service attacks, the new gateway includes URL filtering, centralized RADIUS authentication, and iNAT technology that allows multiple VPN tunnels. Additionally, the AG 5900 provides the ability to centrally monitor responsible usage and set policies to securely manage user access.

The AG 5900 will be available in Q3 2015.