Building Next-Generation Network Security Processors

PUBLISHED IN COMMSDESIGN.COM - July 12, 2000 (PDF) By Stephen Davis and Mel Roberts As business-critical virtual private networks (VPNs) flourish, security considerations are compounded. A solution encompassing software programmability and scaleable hardware is an important step toward designing and implementing tomorrow's secure networks. The demand for security processing capability in common communication products such... Continue Reading →


Building the 100% Encrypted Web

By Stephen Davis, P. Eng., Chief Architect, Chrysalis-ITS, Ottawa, Canada  iApplianceWeb (09/26/02, 11:44:46 PM EDT) (PDF, Link) Advances in silicon-based cryptographic and protocol accelerationtechnologies are allowing wire-rate Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) solutions to become a reality. ASSPs (Application Specific Standard Products) are now available which support10,000 SSL session set-ups per second, utilizing an area of silicon... Continue Reading →

PMC-Sierra, Chrysalis partner to speed Web security

ITBUSINESS.CA - 05/28/2001 - By Paul Fruitman (PDF, Link) Chrysalis Semiconductor and PMC-Sierra Inc. have announced a joint effort designed to eliminate the time lag that comes with secure socket layer (SSL) web processing. Under the agreement, Chrysalis Semiconductor, a unit of Ottawa-based Chrysalis-ITS Inc. and PMC-Sierra will work to integrate Chrysalis's Luna 510 security... Continue Reading →

Chrysalis-ITS Set to Eliminate SSL Performance Bottlenecks at the Edge of the Network

PRESS RELEASE APRIL 30, 2001 - OTTAWA, ONTARIO (PDF, Link) Chrysalis Semiconductor Division Outlines Plans for High Performance Security Protocol Processing ICs and Software that Enable High Speed SSL Processing Solutions. Chrysalis Semiconductor, a division of Chrysalis-ITS, a leader in network security processing, intends to eliminate performance bottlenecks associated with cryptographic protocol processing. Current security... Continue Reading →

Chrysalis-ITS kills semi division as part of cutbacks

EETIMES - Loring Wirbel - 8/16/2001 12:48 PM EDT (PDF, Link) OTTAWA — Security specialist Chrysalis-ITS laid off more than half its staff Wednesday (Aug. 15), closing its semiconductor division in the process. The company went from 182 to 80 employees, and the laid-off staff included 55 employees working on network-security chips. Chrysalis-ITS cited a delay... Continue Reading →

Chrysalis-ITS Announces Network Security Processors.

Press Release - 4/26/2000 3:00 PM EDT (PDF, Link) Burlingame, CA--April 25, 2000--Chrysalis-ITS, developer of systemand semiconductor products for networks and e-business,announced a new class of network security processors at the NextGeneration Networks Conference. As the core networking hardware market evolves from fast rigid ASICs, to new fast and flexible Network Processors,network security processing becomes extremely... Continue Reading →

Andes ASICs bypass TCP layer to secure transactions

EETIMES - Loring Wirbel - 2/12/2001 11:01 AM EST (PDF, Link) A startup called Andes Networks Inc. has devised a way to dramatically accelerate Secure Socket Layer transactions by bypassing the Layer 4 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) session. The company is aiming for nothing less than a radical revision of how secure HTTP transactions are conducted.Andes,... Continue Reading →

Chrysalis-ITS launches security chip using five RISC cores Chrysalis-ITS launches security chip using five RISC cores

EETIMES - Loring Wirbel - 4/25/2000 1:06 PM EDT (PDF, Link) KANATA, Ontario ( ChipWire) -- Chrysalis-ITS Inc. here today debuted a single-chip security processor for handling encryption and virtual private network (VPN) management. The Luna 340 utilizes five independent RISC cores from ARC Cores, four dedicated to symmetric security processing and the fifth used for asymmetric... Continue Reading →

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