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RBA

Remote Business Accelerator

Acceleration_Systems_RBA2Acceleration Systems’ Remote Business Accelerator (RBA) is capable of doing more than just making the online experience better by speeding up the Internet. It’s way more than just that.

Want a summary in a PDF format?  You can view or download a quick summary of the RBA features and hardware specifications.

We all want enterprise-class capabilities in our network – features like a solid firewall, programmable interfaces, VPN, HA, and enough power onboard to handle some serious amounts of traffic. Now you can have all the capabilities, all the bells and whistles, without having a Fortune 500 budget.

Acceleration Systems Remote Business Accelerator is more than a WAN accelerator.  It’s a full-featured, enterprise router. Take our acceleration system out of the picture and you still have a fantastic router that provides far more power and capabilities than anything at your local computer store.  And you can have it without blowing a huge chunk of your IT budget.

Everything you want is in this industrial grade unit:

  • User friendly GUI
  • 6 programmable gigabit ports
  • Firewall with programmable NAT, rules, filtering and limiting
  • DHCP server with RA or relay
  • State Table rules
  • Multiple gateway routing over multiple WAN connections
  • Dual WAN Support
  • Logs, graphs and management interface that tell you everything about your traffic
  • Rugged, fan less, rack mountable chassis

View of the front and back of Acceleration Systems'' Remote Business Accelerator

More than just a router

This ain’t your momma’s router. Our RBA is technical masterpiece. You may think that this is just your typical everyday router, but we can assure you that this enterprise class router is full of features, complete with a set of custom extensions, all placed inside the sturdiest piece of industrial grade hardware we could find.

Full-Featured Edge Router

While we boast that the RBA is more than just a router, we want you to know that it is a full-featured edge router.  The RBA supports dynamic and static addressing, firewall, DHCP, NAT/PAT, DNS, VLAN, and QoS.  The RBA is a desktop network communication appliance which is built on Intel® Pineview™ embedded processor, the next generation in the Intel ® Atom™ family.

Space-Saving Design

When space matters and installing cumbersome equipment is not an option, Acceleration Systems’ RBA fits the bill perfectly.  These sleek platforms can be deployed anywhere: SOHO, business, industrial and remote environments. The RBA can be implemented virtually anywhere due to its sleek design measuring only 268 x 40 x 145 mm. Its design offers cost savings and flexibility while maintaining the high throughput and availability required for network security, network applications, and acceleration. Don’t let the size fool you though.  The RBA may be small and compact, but it’s tough, durable, and dependable.

OS

The Remote Business Accelerator operating system provides comprehensive network security solutions for organizations of all sizes. We bring together the most advanced technology available to protect your network. It’s a firewall and a router offering features found only in much more expensive commercial firewalls.

Configurations

Using our RBA is worry free.  There’s no need to worry about configuring it to your network as it ships to your location preconfigured to the specifications of your network.  Should an administrator need to adjust the RBA further, our intuitive and easy to use GUI makes additional customization a breeze, or our helpful Acceleration Systems team of engineers can implement additional configurations remotely.

We highly recommend saving the old configuration before implementing a new configuration.  Our smart technology can save up to 30 different configurations on the RBA, while also backing up configurations to the Acceleration Systems’ cloud.  Your administrators can implement previous configurations at any time.

Reduced Power Consumption and Environmentally Friendly

Manufactured completely with RoHS compliant parts and production processes, the RBA provides a low power platform for network applications. An ultra-low voltage ATOM 1.8GHz processor provides power-efficient processing, reducing electricity costs and saving space for the end user.  This low thermal footprint, environmentally friendly technology is something you can feel good about.

Fanless Platform

The corrugated aluminum casing allows heat to dissipate off the top of the platform allowing for a worry-free fanless design. The RBA’s rugged design not only provides great protection from EMI, EDS, shock/vibration, cold and heat, but also passive cooling for quiet fanless operation, ideal for dusty, dirty, environmentally challenging deployments.

Remote Business Accelerator Router Features List

There is plenty to like about the RBA’s capacity as a router.  Here are some of the key capabilities:

Fully configurable WAN/LAN
Customize interface settings based on local requirements.

  1. User configurable WAN interface (DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, etc.)
  2. User configurable LAN interfaces (DHCP, Static IPs, speed and duplexing)

Full-Featured Firewall
Our firewall feature enjoys a well-earned reputation as one of the highest quality and customizable firewalls in production. It has successfully replaced every big name commercial firewall (Check Point, Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA, Juniper, SonicWALL, NETGEAR, WatchGuard, Astaro, and more) in installations around the world.

  1. Filtering by source and destination IP, IP protocol, source and destination port for TCP and UDP traffic
  2. Option to log or not log traffic matching each rule
  3. State Table keeps track of the state of network connections (such as TCP streams or UDP communication) and holds significant attributes of each connection in memory
  4. Limitations on a per-rule basis (simultaneous client connections, states per host, new connections per second, state timeout, state type)
  5. Optimized for “high-latency” links

Network Address Translation
NAT allows administrators to route external Public IPs to designated LAN IPs and vice versa giving them the capability to control traffic flow.

  1. Port forwards including ranges and the use of multiple public IPs
  2. 1:1 NAT for individual IPs or entire subnets
  3. Default NAT settings allow all outbound traffic to translate to the WAN IP. In multiple WAN scenarios, administrators can define NAT settings for outbound traffic to the IP of their choice.
  4. Advanced Outbound NAT allows default behavior to be disabled, allowing the creation of very flexible NAT (or no NAT) rules
  5. NAT Reflection – NAT reflection is possible so services can be accessed by public IP from internal networks

High Availability*
High Availability (HA) has become a standard in mission critical environments. Multiple WAN connections provide redundancy in case an Internet connections fails.

  1. Two RBAs in a VRRP style configuration (using CARP) with automatic removal from pool on health check fail
  2. Hardware redundancy
  3. State Table synchronization and preservation during failover
  4. Dual WAN support with active/standby failover

* Acceleration Systems professional services required to configure this feature to work with our cloud servers.

Reporting and Monitoring
Extensive Cacti style graphing, traffic charts, reports and logs allow administrators to see and understand bandwidth utilization.

  1. CPU/Memory utilization
  2. Total throughput
  3. Firewall states
  4. Individual throughput for all interfaces
  5. Packets per second rates for all interfaces
  6. WAN interface gateway(s) ping response times
  7. Traffic shaper queues
  8. Real time information and logging
  9. SNMP, SNMP Trap, Syslog, Swatch, Monitoring capabilities

Dynamic Services
These features give administrators the flexibility to configure how DNS and LAN IP addresses are managed on the network.

  1. Dynamic DNS
  2. DNS Forwarding
  3. DNS Caching
  4. DHCP Server
  5. DHCP Relay

Quality of Service
Active TCP feedback prevents buffer induced delays. QoS ships preconfigured for most applications.

  1. Priority Queuing of VoIP and ACK
  2. Adaptive Queue Management
  3. Traffic shaper queues on systems with traffic shaping enabled

Managed Cloud Configuration
Networks are dynamic. They evolve over time and require updates. The RBA allows changes to be made locally and remotely with revision backups and automatic updating.

  1. AS factory default reset
  2. Cloud controlled auto provisioning
  3. Automatic “managed” package updates
  4. Per change configuration synchronization (logs user log in, local IP, and complete configuration)
  5. Local backup/restore (30 local copies of configurations are restorable)
  6. Cloud backup/restore (full configuration uploaded with each local change)
  7. Disaster recovery (physical hardware configuration kick start from cloud backup)
  8. Automatic network performance and diagnostic checking with cloud tracking
  9. Integrated monitoring (SNMP, SNMP Trap, Syslog, Swatch, etc.) and cloud reporting

Specifications

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Compliances & Certifications

The RBA meets a strict standard of compliances and certifications, including CE, FCC Class A, UL, and RoHS.

Mounting

All electronics are protected in a compact sealed rugged case for easy installation in customers’ computer facilities.  The RBA can also be used as a stand-alone appliance situated in your lab or offices where space is limited. Fanless design is suitable for harsh environments. The RBA can be used as a standalone system, rack mounted or desktop mounted.

RBA Tabletop Mounting

To mount the RBA on the table, use the screws and rubber feet in the tabletop mounting screw pack. Follow the following procedures as a guideline:

  1. Place the rubber feet on the mounting hole at the bottom of the RBA and fix it firmly by using the screws provided.
  2. Place the RBA on the table with the rubber feet standing on top of the table.

RBA Rack Mounting

Rack Mount Remote Business Accelerator

 

 

Installation environment precaution:

  1. Elevated Operating Ambient – If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature (Tma) specified by the manufacturer.
  2. Reduced Air Flow – Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
  3. Mechanical Loading – Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not achieved due to uneven mechanical loading.
  4. Circuit Overloading – Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of the circuits might have on over-current protection and supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
  5. Reliable Earthing – Reliable earthing of rackmounted equipment should be maintained. Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power strips).

CAUTION : Rail/rack mounted equipment is not to be used as a shelf or a work space.

To mount the RBA onto the rack, use the mounting kit with the screw pack. Follow the following procedures as a guideline:

  1. Place the RBA on the rack mounting bracket and fix it to the bracket by using the flat head screws in the screw pack.
  2. Place the power adaptor in the adaptor slot and attach the cable holder (with threaded oval-head screws) provided to the rack mounting bracket. Make sure that the power adaptor socket is not blocked by the aligning holder in the front.
  3. You could use the cable holder to hold your cable to prevent it from tangling as shown in the picture below.

Note: Bracket mounting screws for mounting the bracket onto the rack equipment are not included. Use screws appropriate for your rack/rails. The original screw pack is for fixing system on the bracket.