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Broadcom Intros SSL/TLS Chip

Broadcom's multi-gig security processor enables faster SSL/TLS record processing, eliminates bottlenecks in next-gen e-commerce gear

June 26, 2002

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, today announced the Broadcom(R) BCM5850 -- a 2.4 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Secure Socket Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) processor chip. The BCM5850, combined with Broadcom's comprehensive software package and market-leading BCM5821 e-Commerce Security Processor, provides manufacturers with a high-performance record layer protocol processing solution for securing confidential e-Commerce transactions and data transfers over the Internet. SSL and TLS are the commonly used protocols for securing Internet traffic and are supported by virtually every Web browser. These protocols ensure that no third party may eavesdrop on or tamper with Internet traffic, such as email messages, data transfers, and e-Commerce transactions, and can authenticate the server to the client and vice-versa. The BCM5850 accelerates the bulk throughput performance of SSL and TLS transactions to match the requirements of today's multi-Gigabit per second networks. This high-performance encryption capability will enable e-Commerce networking equipment, such as blade server chassis, Web servers, Web switches and load balancers, to process more secure Web transactions per second without impacting the performance of the network. The BCM5850 is Broadcom's fourth-generation security processor chip. It was specifically designed to meet the demands of today's Gigabit networks. The BCM5850, combined with Broadcom's family of Gigabit Ethernet NetXtreme(TM) controllers, Gigabit Ethernet StrataXGS(TM) multilayer switches and SiByte(TM) network processors, will provide manufacturers with a complete set of building blocks for designing the world's fastest SSL/TLS record processing solution. "An important aspect of the security solution is overall system performance," said Devesh Garg, Senior Director of Broadcom's Security Line of Business. "Accordingly, security solutions must be properly matched with other system components to extract maximum system performance and value. Security solutions should not create bottlenecks nor should they possess performance capacity that cannot be utilized." Broadcom Corp.

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