The MACsec Engine, also known as Media Access Control Security, implements the latest IEEE 802.1AE specification, providing connectionless data integrity, data origin authenticity and confidentiality on OSI layer 2.
The scalable architecture provides low-latency, line rate acceleration of frame encapsulation, encryption and replay protection. The multi-channel structure makes the engine extremely suitable for use in switches, enabling per-port security with a single IP instantiation. Integration options with either performance or area-optimized AES-GCM IP cores enables a high level of scalability enabling unrivalled trade-off possibilities between throughput, area and latency.
At its very core, the MACsec Engine is completely technology-agnostic and can be integrated in a wide range of FPGA and ASIC technologies. On FPGA, the engine can use vendor-specific optimizations to reach very high throughput goals.
EXTREME HIGH PERFORMANCE
Wide Area of Applications
The MACsec engine will bring the most efficient and flexible solution to your data processing needs, whatever technology and architecture you choose.
Environments in which the MACsec will prove an essential boost are:
MACsec is the foundation for any network security
There are three common network security protocol standards:
MACsec provides Layer 2 (the data link layer – OSI) security allowing it to safeguard network communications against a variety of attacks including intrusion, denial of service and eavesdropping. These attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the data line layer and often it will not be detected or prevented by higher layer security protocols. Therefore, MACsec provides the basis on which a network security architecture can be built.
Built For Your Specific Needs
The MACsec engine can be configured to reach the performance level required by your application, enabling efficient offloading of the main CPU.
Include features as needed
Define performance and footprint depending on your needs
Adapt to your specific needs
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