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1.1Gbps of encrypted IPsec traffic demo’d on BlueCat Linux

Feb 25, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

LynuxWorks announced that Cavium Networks has joined its third-party partner program, and that the two companies have collaborated to demonstrate 1.1Gbps of encrypted IPsec traffic running on BlueCat Linux.

The 1.1Gbps encrypted IPsec traffic was achieved with LynuxWorks' BlueCat operating system version 4.0, Cavium's TurboIPsec software toolkit version 1.1, and Cavium's NITROX XL Acceleration Board NPB-1220 running on 1.8 GHz single, Xeon-based Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server. The IPsec cipher suite used was 3DES+SHA-1 and packet size was 1400B.

TurboIPsec is a FreeS/WAN based IPsec software toolkit that seamlessly integrates Cavium's NITROX Security Macro Processor APIs and drivers with the Linux operating system. The recent release of TurboIPsec version 1.1 supports Linux kernel 2.4.x. The NITROX XL Acceleration Board NPB-1220 is a PCI/PCI-X based security protocol acceleration card that can plug into standard server PCI expansion slots.

LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux operating system is an enhanced implementation of the Linux model, based on Linux kernel version 2.4.

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