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LinuxDevices: Gigabit Security Co-processor is 250% Faster, Supports Linux

Mar 25, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Broadcom is sampling a PCI-X based security co-processor that it says performs 250 percent better than its previous CryptoNetX chips, while providing software compatibility. The BCM5825 comes with Linux drivers and support, and targets high-end and mid-range VPN appliances, firewall appliances, and SSL-based appliances.

"According to Broadcom, the BCM5825 can process 1Gbps of IPsec or AES traffic, 12,000 RSA transactions per second, or 9,000 IKE (Internet Key Exchange) negotiations per second..."

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