Security Processor Increases Data Center Security
SAN FRANCISCO (RSA Conference USA 2014) – Feb. 26, 2014 – As sophisticated cyber attacks on highly visible organizations are on the rise and network data security concerns continue to grab headlines worldwide, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is helping to enhance the security of the world’s data centers, cloud services and web servers by collaborating with partners to expand the ecosystem and availability of its flagship C29x security coprocessor.
Two of the most recognized names in embedded security — Silicom Ltd. and Green Hills Software – have worked with Freescale to establish new solutions based on the C29x crypto coprocessor. Both solutions are engineered to provide exceptionally high levels of security and performance. A highly advanced C29x-based production-capable board from Silicom, and a robust, C29x-optimized version of Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) are designed to help systems designers and OEMs secure the world’s cloud services and data centers.
“With data security top-of-mind across the industry, Freescale and its partners are working on C29x-based solutions that deliver exceptional performance for the exchange and authentication of public keys in data centers,” said Nikolay Guenov, director of product management for Freescale’s Digital Networking business. “By combining Freescale’s security acumen and world-class cryptography technology with the well-established security expertise of Silicom and Green Hills Software, Freescale is working to foster trust and confidence for the world’s cloud services and data centers in these times of uncertainty.”
An industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions, Silicom has created a new C29x PCI-E card – the first production C29x board for OEMs to incorporate in their systems. This solution offers industry-leading encryption performance to accelerate public key processing in servers, data centers and security appliances. In addition, Green Hills Software, an industry leader in embedded RTOS technology and a long term partner of Freescale, has ported its acclaimed, security-certified INTEGRITY RTOS to the C29x coprocessor. This combination creates an ideal solution for secure key management applications, which require highly “trusted” architectures to ensure encryption keys are secure in such applications as online banking and video-on-demand servers.
The Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS and Embedded Cryptographic Toolkit are available now from Green Hills Software. Silicom plans to sample its C29x-based board in early Q2 2014, with production planned for mid-year.
About Freescale’s C29x security coprocessor
Freescale’s C29x crypto coprocessor is engineered to help the world’s top data center equipment manufacturers efficiently scale to handle dramatic increases in secure network traffic. The device enables multi-chip, single PCI-E card solutions providing more than 120K RSA 2048 operations/second and outstanding power efficiency.
Freescale at RSA Conference USA 2014
Freescale will demonstrate the C29x crypto coprocessor at the RSA 2014 conference from February 24-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Booth #1733. The demonstration will show offload of Public Key calculations from a host system to a PCI Express card with a C29x crypto coprocessor.
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About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com.