Network Security Crypto Accelerator | Security | Silex Insight

March 23, 2022

Silex Insight introduces
Network Security Crypto Accelerator

Silex Insight, a leading provider of cryptographic IP solutions, is now extending their offering by introducing a Network Security Crypto Accelerator. The Network Security Crypto Accelerator is a hardware IP core platform that accelerates cryptographic operations in System-on-Chip (SoC) environment on FPGA or ASIC.


To answer the needs of high-performance systems, a new generation of powerful processors is being designed and deployed. These multi-core SoCs contain dedicated hardware accelerators that offload challenging tasks, such as network protocol computation, AI and deep learning, and – most importantly – security. For a security performance that matches the speed of the new SoCs, the experts at Silex Insight have developed a scalable hardware IP block that handles encryption at speeds from a few Gbps to over 100Gbps, depending on the needs.


The Network Security Crypto Accelerator is used to accelerate/offload MACsec, IPsec, VPN, TLS/SSL, disk encryption, or any other custom application, requiring symmetric cryptography algorithms. It can also be combined with the eSecure Root of Trust module from Silex Insight to form a complete secure enclave, that will handle the keys without exposing them to the software, which makes it suited for even the most regulated and security-sensitive industries.


Native speeds of hardware cores may remain largely theoretical if the host processor is not able to deliver data to the crypto module and process the results at the same speed. That is why this Network Security Crypto Accelerator includes a Direct Memory Access (DMA) interface to the host memory space. Here, the operations are efficiently offloaded via a built-in scatter-gather DMA optimized to handle networks packets of any size.  


The platform integrates the desired selection of cryptographic IP cores (AES, ChaCha20-Poly1305, SM4, 3GPP, Hash…), with DMA and software layers that are providing a complete solution.

The solution has already been silicon-proven, and one of their customers has even integrated a series of parallel instances to arrive at a crypto performance of 800Gbps. 

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About Silex Insight
Silex Insight is a recognized market-leading independent supplier of Security IP solutions for embedded systems. Highly scalable and flexible silicon proven Security IP for embedded systems used in the ever-growing connected world of the IoT. All the turn-key solutions are compliant with most common industry standards (NIST and others). IP integrators can benefit from decades of experience in security ASIC and FPGA design. The security platforms and solutions include flexible and high-performance crypto engines which are easy to integrate and an eSecure IP module that provides a complete security solution for all platforms. Developments take place at the headquarters near Brussels, Belgium. 

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