Embedded Systems for Open-Source Applications
Hacom LLC has been summoned for Infringement of the US Patent No. 6,795,918
We have just received a summon from the Eastern Distcrict of Texas court for infringement of United States Patent No. 6,795,918 (“the ‘918 patent”) entitled “Service Level Computer Security.”
Since our business has been on selling products utilizing open-source software, i.e. pfSense Firewall Distribution, I believe that they have targeted us specifically for pfSense or any open-source firewall distribution, or perhaps all firewall (Internet Security Decive) products.
We are currently looking for assistance on how to fight this!
Hacom has discontinued pfHacom and will pre-load the "standard" pfSense® software on our hardware instead.
We are currently working on an update procedure to move our existing customers to the "standard" pfSense version 2.1.2, to fix the Heartbleed OpenSSL security bug. The Heartbleed security problem is only affecting version 2.1 and 2.1.1. We recommend existing customers still running version 2.0.3 or earlier to wai/t for a few more weeks for the dust to clear out.
The update procudure for all of our current products is discussed here.
New Knowldege Base Article
Updating to pfSense® 2.1.2. Hacom has discontinued pfHacom and will pre-load the "standard" pfSense® software on our hardware instead. This article discusses some of the hardware-related issues and provides a procedure to update from pfHacom 2.1 to pfSense® 2.1.2 for our hardware platforms.
- Mars II OpenBrick-M D525 Firewall Appliance. 1.8Ghz Intel D525. 2GB DDR3 Memory. Four Gigabit Ethernet (4 x RTL8111EVL), expandable to Eight (8) Gigabit Ethernet (4 x RTL8111EVL and 4 x RTL8111C). Stateful inspection firewall. 20-250 users. Up to 500,000 concurrent connections. 45-87 Mbps IPSec VPN throughputs. Utilizing pfSense® software.
- Mars II Twin Blade D525 Redundancy Firewall 1U Server. Two complete and independent Mars II systems in one 1U chassis. Each system is a blade server that has a 1.8Ghz Dual-Core Intel Atom D525, five (5) Gigabit Ethernet, up to 8GB RAM and 2GB DOM firmware storage (optional 120GB MLC SSD, 500GB HD or 500GB HD Raid 1/Mirror). Utilizing pfSense® software.
- Jupiter IV Twin Blade Firewall 1U Server. Two complete and independent Jupiter IV systems in one 1U chassis. Each system is a blade server that has a 3rd generation Core i7-3630QM mobile quad core Ivy Bridge processor, six (6) x Intel Gigabit Ethernet ports, up to 16GB RAM and 2GB DOM firmware storage (optional 120GB MLC SSD, 500GB HD or 500GB HD Raid 1/Mirror). Utilizing pfSense® software.
For over 12 years, Hacom has been supporting the open-source community with high quality computing hardware to build networking appliances, as well as security and multimedia applications.
One of our unique features of hardware has been very small-footprint cases with ability of the systems to boot directly from an on-board compact flash memory. Except for the 1u rackmount systems and the OpenBrick-M systems, they are all designed to operate fanlessly, suited for embedded and network applications. They have become the best choice for open-source network applications, i.e. pfSense®, IPCop.
We are a Debian Gnu/Linux shop. Our Linux expertises have assisted companies to build embedded applications on our hardware platforms.
Hacom has also been providing custom engineered and built computer systems and networking solutions for some of the most demanding Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), large enterprises and small to medium-size businesses everywhere. Our large customers include Fresenius Medical Care North America, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS), University of California, Davis, ... Their applications range from Linux-based medical devices to innovative researches in networking as well as control and automation applications.