SAN JOSE, Calif.--Jan. 25, 2006
--SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFNT), setting the standard for information security, today announced the availability of the SafeXcel IP Inline Security Engine, a next-generation semiconductor IP product for semiconductor vendors to build high-performance, full data plane security processing into next-generation SoCs.
The SafeXcel IP Inline Security Engine takes a significant step beyond traditional SoC security architectures with micro-programmed hardware for intensive packet classification, filtering, and flow processing for every packet. The result is superior data rates across all packet sizes and a significant reduction of general-purpose processor utilization for security functions.
"SafeNet helps OEM customers take their SoCs a step further - to complete security systems - with a broader partnership that delivers our industry-leading QuickSec VPN toolkits for the finished product," said Henk Pruim, Vice President and General Manager at SafeNet's OEM Networking Division. "We understand the level of investment and complexity involved in new semiconductor designs, and set out to be the perfect security partner by eliminating this element of risk in the SoC project. SafeNet delivers both the security IP and the complete security software that customers will use on the OEM's finished chip."
The SafeXcel IP Inline Security Engine is the ideal choice for communications processors and general-purpose processors that require maximum data plane offload to dedicated security hardware. The Inline Security Engine delivers precisely the throughput levels the market requires, to above 1 Gbps for average-size packets. For designs that already include or don't require packet classification and flow processing, the product is also available in a configuration that includes only the inline cryptographic processing functionality.
"The combination of complete crypto processing and a fast packet classifier and flow processor makes SafeNet's Inline Security Engine uniquely suited for SoCs that require superior data rates and a significant reduction of general-purpose processor utilization for security functions," adds Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group. "As a company focused on integrated security solutions, SafeNet will deliver a complete and robust hardware/software solution to SoC customers."
The SafeXcel IP Inline Security Engine is a key component of SafeNet's fully integrated security solutions for OEMs in semiconductor, telecommunications, and SME markets. The SafeXcel IP Inline Security Engine has been integrated with SafeNet's QuickSec security software to provide a complete single-vendor network security solution that enables maximum security performance and reliability while reducing total cost and time to market. For more information about the SafeXcel IP Inline Security Engine, please visit http://www.safenet-inc.com/SafeXcel-IP.
About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded more than 20 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. ARM, Bank of America, NetGear, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Adobe, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com.