4G LTE networks made secure with IPsec processor from Elliptic

Elliptic Technologies, a security semiconductor IP and software firm, has released its IPsec Security Protocol Processor, SPP-230, which it says will address the security needs of the 4G LTE mobile backhaul networks.

It is designed to accelerate IPsec packet processing for use in multi Gbit/s systems.

The increasing performance levels of smartphones means the need for greater bandwidth on backhaul infrastructure goes hand-in-hand with the need for greater levels of security in the system.

The introduction of 4G networks will see the adoption of IP/Ethernet secured by the IPsec protocol as the mobile backhaul solution.

“The SPP-230 IPsec engine builds on our commitment to focus on the protocols required to secure data for the most advanced technologies including 4G LTE-Advanced,” said Elliptic president and CEO, Vijay Dube.

Elliptic’s SPP-230 processor IP is designed as a scalable and cost effective engine that meets the security requirements for wireless backhaul encryption over IP/Ethernet networks with many powerful features including scatter-gather DMA, QoS for enhanced traffic management support and virtualization designed to allow sharing between multiple CPUs.

The IP will be designed in to SoC devices for mobile basestations, cell site routers and gateways.

Elliptic will demonstrate its security processing engines at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona (Feb 27 – Mar 1). 


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