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Freescale and Partners Collaborate to Increase the Security of the World's Cloud Services and Data Centers [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
[March 03, 2014]

Freescale and Partners Collaborate to Increase the Security of the World's Cloud Services and Data Centers [Health & Beauty Close - Up]


(Health & Beauty Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) As cyber attacks on highly visible organizations are on the rise and network data security concerns continue to grab headlines worldwide, Freescale Semiconductor 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, the Company reported.



In a release, Freescale said that two of the most recognized names in embedded security - Silicom 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 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." A provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions, Freescale said that Silicom has created a new C29x PCI-E card - the first production C29x board for OEMs to incorporate in their systems. This solution offers encryption performance to accelerate public key processing in servers, data centers and security appliances. In addition, Green Hills Software, a company 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.

Freescale said that its 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.

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