Global Sources
EE Times-Asia
Stay in touch with EE Times Asia
EE Times-Asia > Processors/DSPs

IP security stack aimed at Tilera's processors

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IP security stack? processor? data security?

Tilera Corp. has revealed that AuthenTec Inc.'s IP security stack, QuickSec IPsec, is available on the TILE-Gx36 and TILE-Gx16 processors, delivering more than 30Gb/s IPsec ESP throughput. According to the company, this is achieved with only 25 percent of the 36 cores engaged and shows the efficiency and scale of the Tile Architecture. With 75 percent of the cores free, the customer retains a vast amount of compute to implement rich services on the TILE-Gx platform, added Tilera.

Tilera's manycore processors are being deployed across several market segments as data security concerns remain a priority for developers, said the company. The TILE-Gx processor family has been architected to enable high-performance, very low latency crypto processing with its integrated MiCA co-processing accelerators. The MiCA engines provide virtualized services to the TILE-Gx cores, autonomously offloading security protocols such as IPsec, SSL, TLS, DTLS, SRTP and MACsec. The power efficiency of the TILE-Gx solution allows it to run in stringent power envelopes of less than 25W while delivering tens of Gigabits per second of throughput.

The QuickSec toolkit claims to be the industry's most mature and feature-rich IPsec solution, incorporating support for virtually all of the Internet Engineering Task Force's Request for Comments for IP-layer security, including ESP, AH, IKEv1, IKEv2, MOBIKE, EAP and many others. QuickSec has been licensed to hundreds of the world's leading networking, telecom and computing companies and is recognized for its interoperability with systems ranging from VPN security appliances to client machines.

The QuickSec 5.2 toolkit features carrier-grade IPsec stack, supporting more than one million simultaneous connections. It also has full support for IPv4 and IPv6 in control and data planes. Likewise, it delivers high-performance IKE handshaking with hardware acceleration for public key operations , said Tilera.

The company indicated that the toolkit offers integrated stateful inspection firewall and its interoperability is assured with VPNC, ICSA and TAHI certifications. Additionally, QuickSec 5.2 boasts wide authentication method support such as PSKs, PKI, EAP, XAUTH, Radius, etc.

Evaluations of QuickSec running on TILE-Gx hardware platforms can be arranged by contacting Tilera or AuthenTec.

Article Comments - IP security stack aimed at Tilera's ...
*? You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:


Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.

Back to Top