Build vs. Buy: a key decision for networking silicon: Examining implementation options for Security protocol processing in Hardware IP

This paper addresses an important choice for development teams creating high-throughput networking silicon as they consider market-driven requirements for data-in-transit security.

If you manage or are part of such a team, you face a critical business decision. Should your development project team Build the extensive, high performance hardware IP that is needed, or should you Buy a pre-configured IP module from a specialized security IP vendor.

The paper presents those two options in light of three decision considerations:

  • staffing,
  • schedule impact
  • risk