socketz 12/4/2012 | 7:26:29 PM
re: Gigabit Security's in the Chips Broadcom deserves more recognition than given to them in this article.

SSL Processors

BCM5821: 4000 1024-bit RSA transactions/second and 3000 IKE negotiations per second

Roadmap for record layer processing.

IPSec Processors

BCM5840: Full-duplex OC-48 IPsec encryption and authentication - regardless of packet size

Reference Designs that combine these two parts with their BCM1250 (SiByte) NPU.

HarveyMudd 12/4/2012 | 7:26:28 PM
re: Gigabit Security's in the Chips In spite of the recent happenings in the US, the security needs are not absolute.

The security chips would increase the cost so much that they would eventually become obsolete. So two sets of chips are needed: one without security and other with security features. It should be pointed that security chips would have no more 2-35 of the market.

Security chips are mere hype.
ZigZag 12/4/2012 | 7:26:28 PM
re: Gigabit Security's in the Chips NetOctave (www.netoctave.com) weren't mentioned, but they're a new key player with high-speed SSL and IPSEC processors and embedded systems.

sandiego 12/4/2012 | 7:26:20 PM
re: Gigabit Security's in the Chips Is this why Verisign is diversifying itself every which way but Sunday -- because their core trust solutions are an endangered species? Anyone know what or Whose ASICs Cisco uses in their PIX boxes?
jumparound 12/4/2012 | 7:26:19 PM
re: Gigabit Security's in the Chips Cisco uses SafeNet in their PIX series, and Hifn for most of their other product lines.

Also, in response to the "Security chips aren't needed" statement. Imagine having to purchase multiple, and expensive NPUs in order to crunch through all the encryption, hashing, and authentication.
rjmcmahon 12/4/2012 | 7:26:18 PM
re: Gigabit Security's in the Chips Security logic is definetly needed, though it is hard see how a startup can leverage a security chip into long term revenue generation. Revenue generation seems to require a solution or a service.

The cable cos seem to understand this, as many have included in their contracts w/consumers the rights to exclude VPN forwarding through their networks. This allows them to make money by charging the employer for VPN services, a much richer source of revenue than the individual employee, particularly since employers will have to provide 24x7x365 access to their networks in order to compete.

As an aside, the current model of terminating network level security at the data center doesn't scale nor does it address mobility and roaming issues associated with next generation wireless networks.

PS. Network and application security doesn't seem anyway related to 911.
edgecore 12/4/2012 | 7:25:46 PM
re: Gigabit Security's in the Chips socketz,

Broadcom should have beem mentioned!

My understqanding is the BCM1250 is not an NPU, its a high end (dual mips core) CPU.

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