Security is a vital component of any data center or communications solution. Security functions implemented in software can be slow and in many systems require a disproportionate percentage of processing power. Security accelerators are a cost-effective solution to accelerating security functions in servers and network appliances. The latest Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series devices dramatically increase the performance of these security accelerators while retaining backwards compatibility with existing hardware and software solutions.
In this blog I am going to explore the benefits of using the latest Intel Communications Chipset 89xx Series to accelerate security functions in servers and network appliances. I am using examples from Dell and Portwell, both Premier members of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance, and Silicom, a General Member of the Alliance. The 250-plus members of the Alliance collaborate closely with Intel to create hardware, software, tools, and services to help speed embedded systems to market.