Delivering Ultra-High Throughput Networking Security: Technical and Business Considerations for Hardware IP Design

In any chip development cycle, the product management and development teams must make decisions regarding the challenges the product design brings with it, and the impact those challenges will have on the company's development schedule and financials. To best do that, the product and development managers must assess the availability of internal design resources, the desired product performance, the availability of intellectual property, and still other factors to complete the project on time and within budget. This white paper will examine these issues when assessing the development of a scalable network security processor that can handle security protocol data streams of up to 40 Gbits/s.