18 Million Equivalent Gates Implemented, Tested, Prototyped in Xilinx FPGAs by QualCore Logic’s TeamSunnyvale, Calif., May 10, 2004
–– IntruGuard Devices today said it partnered with Qualcore Logic’s Design Realization Team to implement IntruGuard’s patent-pending design for the recently announced IG2000 rate-based Denial of Service (DoS) appliance.
The IG2000 protects critical network systems and services such as email servers, websites, ecommerce, and databases from being overwhelmed with network traffic generated during DoS attacks like MyDoom, Blaster, Code Red and Witty worms. At the heart of the IG2000 are two Xilinx Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) consisting of 18-million equivalent application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) gates.
QualCore Logic, an intellectual property (IP) and full-service, mixed-signal application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) realization company, implemented the IG2000’s two high-performance Xilinx Virtex II chips, starting with micro-architecture specification and register transfer level (RTL) code development. QualCore Logic created complex testbenches and validated the design to ensure working prototypes, both of which worked on the first pass. Twelve functional modules were produced for the IG2000 relating to high-speed packet classification and rate-based intrusion prevention. The QualCore Logic team started the project in March 2003 and the first version was completed in April 2004.
The IG2000 prevents Zero Day Denial of Service attacks by continuously monitoring all relevant layer 2, layer 3 and layer 4 parameters. Using Continuous Learning and Microfine Granularity™, the IG2000 automatically adjusts and monitors thousands of parameters at full Gigabit Ethernet line rate to protect valuable network systems and services.
“True DoS protection at gigabit rates can only be implemented in hardware,” says Hemant Jain , chief technology officer (CTO) and co-founder of IntruGuard Devices. “We needed an experienced partner who could work with us to get our complex design into silicon. The Qualcore team’s enthusiasm, extraordinary efficiency and genuine commitment contributed to extremely fast time to market. They worked in startup mode with us from the outset.”
Completing this partnership with IntuGuard Devices, QualCore Logic now adds intrusion prevention and network security to its diverse list of silicon realization applications. Qualcore’s engineering team has produced more than 400 FPGAs and taped out more than 100 ASICs for multiple commercial, networking, and security applications in which they have continuously refined process workflow and methodologies.
Mahendra Jain , chief executive officer (CEO) of QualCore Logic, remarks: “Our goal is to work as closely as possible with each partner to ensure their success. We are proud that we met IntruGuard’s challenge for feature rich and high-performance chips.”About IntruGuard Devices
IntruGuard Devices was founded in 2003 to be a world-class provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Devices. Using patented ASIC-based algorithms, IntruGuard’s IG2000 analyzes traffic rates to detect and prevent Zero-Day Denial of Service attacks. The management team has over 100 years of international experience in the network and security fields, and holds multiple security related patents. The company is headquartered at: 1287 Anvilwood Ave. , Sunnyvale , Calif. 94089. Tel: (408) 400-4250. For more information visit www.intruguarddevices.com
.About QualCore Logic
Founded in 1994, QualCore Logic provides ASIC design implementation and delivery of packaged and tested digital, mixed-signal and analog systems-on-chip (SoCs), based on silicon-proven intellectual property (IP). Qualcore can take an engineering or register transfer level (RTL) specification to GDSII through final silicon, and has designed 10-million-gate chips implemented in 0.13 micron and other process technologies. It operates design and support centers in Sunnyvale , Calif. , Plano , Texas , and Hyderabad , India . Corporate headquarters is located at: 1289 Anvilwood Ave. , Sunnyvale , Calif. 94089. Telephone: (408) 541-0730. Facsimile: (408) 541-0740. Web Site: www.qualcorelogic.com
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