Cost-effective CryptoNetX 500 Mbit/s IP security processor supports full-featured AES encryption for firewall and VPN applications

August 12, 2002

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM - News), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, today announced a 500 megabit per second (Mbps) IP security processor that provides manufacturers with a high- performance, low power security solution for cost-sensitive networking equipment. The Broadcom® BCM5823 CryptoNetX(TM) IPsec Processor, with a built-in Personal Computer Interface (PCI), supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and public key processing.The BCM5823 supports 256-bit key AES, the most recent Government-approved encryption algorithm necessary for IPsec-based firewalls and VPN appliances, which is being rapidly deployed by network equipment manufacturers. Support for the 256-bit key AES at 500 Mbps provides much stronger IP security at a mid-range performance point, which is required by embedded firewalls, VPN appliances, VPN-enabled routers and access devices used for securing confidential e-Commerce transactions and data transfers over the Internet.With the addition of the BCM5823 to its CryptoNetX product family, Broadcom's security product line now spans the entire performance spectrum and addresses the growing number of applications requiring security, at all performance points. The extensiveness of Broadcom's security technology allows the company to uniquely address security requirements in multiple markets with the most cost-optimal solutions."The recent growth of broadband access to branch facilities and SOHOs is accelerating the demand for VPN equipment operating from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important for vendors to offer a family of security products that not only cost effectively address low- and high-end performance applications, but also mid-range," said Devesh Garg, Senior Director of Broadcom's Security Line of Business. "With the BCM5823, we are addressing a gap in the market by providing a PCI-based, full-featured AES solution with 256-bit key support that specifically targets the mid-range network security equipment market."Broadcom Corp.

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