Hardware security scheme works at Net infrastructure

Tuesday, 31 May 2005, 3:59 AM EST

Two small networking companies are collaborating on a new concept for network security. Their idea of inserting a server-based hardware monitor at Layer 3 would simplify many aspects of packet encryption or inspection in traditional TCP/IP networks.

Basil Networks Inc., in collaboration with Northern Wolf Enterprises Inc., has been showing off a two-board implementation of a hardware-controlled encapsulation translation method for data, implemented at Layer 3 in wireline Internet Protocol networks and at Layers 1 and 2 in wireless networks.

By Loring Wirbel at SecurityPipeline.

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