Meeting the demand for secure networking equipment Using MACsec
Today network security is a top priority, driven by the need to prevent costly data breaches and to meet compliance requirements such as PCI, HIPPA, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Due to these requirements, data center interconnects, top of rack switch connections and enterprise networks now need to be secured to prevent data leakage within the physical network infrastructure of routers, bridges and switches, as well as across a range of connected devices, such as IP phones, and printers. Delivering products with a robust level of security can be a challenge for design teams, who often lack the knowledge and expertise in cryptography and standards necessary to meet these stringent requirements in a timely manner.
To meet this need, Inside Secure provides a complete solution through its MACsec software toolkit and family of Silicon IP MACsec Engines. A MACsec toolkit supports rapid MACsec integration by device manufacturers that build IP phones, switches, bridges, and routers for Layer 2 LAN and Metro Ethernet communications. Leading vendors of Ethernet switch fabric and PHY devices use Vault MACsec IP engines to reach speeds from 1Gbps, 10Gbps, 100Gbps, 400Gbps and beyond. When built into the same platform, this hardware/software combination provides a complete and standard compliant MACsec solution, which ensures auditable compliance while reducing development cost and time to market.
Get to Market Faster with optimized Security IP
Get to market quickly with security IP that is optimized for your design, providing the features you need without the expense and schedule impact of special development work. Inside Secure has both a huge range of IP building blocks and the expertise to help your team select a configuration tailored to your specific requirements.
A complete family of MACsec Engines is offered by Inside Secure:
- MACsec-IP-160 / EIP-160 Single Channel flow through engine,
- MACsec-IP-163+164 / EIP-163+164 MultiChannel flow through engine
- MACsec-IP-165 / EIP-165 Flow through Engine for PHY devices.
All these implementation come in performance grades spanning 1Gbps through 400Gbps and 500Gbps for FlexEthernet. The complete IEEE 802.1AE specifications are implemented and ClearTags as well as VLAN tag extensions are supported.