Sunday, November 9, 2008

Marvell's Packet Processor Supports up to Four 10GbE Ports with Encryption

Marvell introduced its Prestera 98X2220 multiport 10Gb Ethernet (GbE) media access control/physical layer (MAC/PHY) packet processor designed to enable deployment of secure 10Gb Ethernet links in mission critical networks such as those used in the financial, defense and healthcare sectors. The device features 4 ports of 10GbE and support for line rate packet encryption and decryption capabilities.

Marvell said its Prestera 98X2220 offers one of the lowest incremental power consumption rates per gigabit of encrypted/decrypted traffic -- less than 800mW per 10GbE port. Furthermore, compliance with IEEE 802.1AE standard is anticipated to ensure compatibility with existing network security solutions and IT network monitoring tools. By maintaining authentication of networked devices and providing integrity and robustness to unsecured protocols, the Prestera 98X2220 is expected to reduce the risk of virus/worm propagation as well as Denial of Service or IP Spoofing attacks.

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