Sunday, March 27, 2005

Cavium Announces Certification of FIPS 140-2 SSL and IPsec Cards

Cavium Networks' NITROX XL NFB Acceleration cards received the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and 3 certification. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 is the U.S. government's stringent security standard for cryptographic modules. Cavium said its accelerator cards are being integrated into a broad range of networking products including SSL enabled L4-L7 switches, SSL VPNs, application aware gateways and integrated security appliances.

Cavium Networks' NITROX XL NFB FIPS 140-2 family includes three different cards with 64-bit/66MHz PCI interfaces, housed in a secure, tamper-proof enclosure. The NITROX XL NFB family ranges in performance from 3500 to 10000 RSA OPS and up to 500 Mbps bulk encryption and SSL record processing performance. The cards provide bulk encryption acceleration for DES, 3DES, AES and ARC-4. Cavium Networks NITROX XL NFB also includes secure storage for 100,000 concurrent SSL sessions and 4096 private server keys. A serial interface to PIN entry devices (PEDs) is provided as a separate trusted-path administration interface for FIPS Level 3 configurations.


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