Monday, February 13, 2006

Hifn Unveils Security Processors for VoIP

Hifn introduced a family of security processors designed specifically to protect VoIP traffic.

The Hifn 7870- and 8170-security processors offer security processing for both signaling and media channels. When added to session border controllers, media gateways, packet switches and other VoIP network devices these processors protect against a wide spectrum of threats to both media and signaling. Hifn's Secure VoIP processors offer low latency, high bandwidth, mixed protocols and a very large number of concurrent sessions. The processors support random intermixing of Secure Real-Time Protocol (SRTP), IPsec, SSL/TLS and PK operations.

The 8170 Secure VoIP Processor features convenient industry standard hardware interfaces that enable straightforward integration with a wide variety of network and host processors. A 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X interface and a 32-bit, 104MHz POS-PHY level 3 compatible streaming bus interface provide a high degree of flexibility and throughput. The PCI-X interface is also backwards compatible to the PCI rev 2.2 64-bit/66MHz interface. The device supports up to 1 Million cryptographic sessions.

The 7870 Secure VoIP Processor interfaces to the host system through a 64-bit/66MHz PCI bus and supports up to 512 thousand cryptographic sessions.

The Hifn family of secure VoIP processors are sampling now to early engagement customers with general availability expected in June.

"Security processing for VoIP is multi-faceted and complex," said Hifn's Chief Technology Officer, Russell Dietz. "Real time, low latency processing must be performed for multiple security protocols and Hifn's Secure VoIP Processors are the first products developed specifically for this multi-protocol application. Furthermore the security requirements are rapidly evolving as more people are focusing on the vulnerabilities around delivering VoIP services. These processors offer strong security solutions for all phases of the VoIP connection," Dietz added.

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