Ventures News: Corrent First to Deliver Multifunctional Security Capabilities in Single Line Card

15.04.2003 | Wirtschaftspresse

Completely Offloading VPN and Firewall Functionality, Corrent's New Technology Delivers Record-Breaking Multi-Gigabit Performance

April 15, 2003 - RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA - Setting a new standard in network security technology, Corrent Corporation today announced it is the first security processing company to deliver multifunctional capability on a single card. The availability of Corrent's new S3500, a multi-gigabit Virtual Private Network (VPN)/Firewall (FW) PCI Card, catapults this premier provider of high-performance security IC's and boards into a leadership position in the security processing space. Initial benchmarking tests show the S3500 has achieved nearly 3Gbps of Firewall and VPN performance. This record-setting performance level is only one of the many benefits that result from the integrated design introduced in the S3500.

"Up until now, only single-function security cards have been available. Recognizing the need for better-performing and more comprehensive security solutions, our team set out to develop a card that would integrate multiple security off-load functions. The result was a truly unique multifunction solution that has surpassed all performance standards and offers OEMs incredible value," said Richard Takahashi, CEO of Corrent. "We are pioneering the development of single solutions that offer multifunction capabilities and are committed to continually raising the performance and integration standard."

A Feature-rich Multifunction Card

Corrent's S3500 security card unlocks the potential for network security servers to deliver advanced Firewall and VPN services. The new PCI card features Corrent's award-winning CR7120 security processor and IBM's NP4GS3 network processor, which greatly improves system performance by completely offloading IPsec and firewall functionality. The solution's PCI form factor allows for easy integration of VPN/Firewall functionality into legacy and new networking/server systems. In addition, its 3xGigE Ports provide flexible connectivity for several different configurations.

Moreover, the S3500 is the latest release in Corrent's Secturion™ family of security processing cards. The Secturion™ line of cards is well known in the industry for enabling network OEMs to cost-effectively optimize the performance of their systems by off-loading the security processing from host CPU. Among the features found in the Secturion™ family of cards are a full suite of cryptographic algorithms; DES, 3DES, AES, RC4 encryption and support for public key and IKE acceleration. In addition, cards are UL & FCC Class A certified.

Significant User Benefits

Customers utilizing Corrent's S3500 have reported increased acceleration in VPN and FW communications resulting in record-breaking multi-gigabit rate performance. Check Point's SecureXL Turbocard offers an excellent example of how Corrent's S3500 can impact users. Integrated into the Check Point SecureXL Turbocard, Corrent's S3500 makes it possible for enterprises and service providers to achieve wire-speed throughput at industry leading performance rates. Users of Check Point's technology can now easily deploy this solution as an add-on for servers and appliances running Check Point's SecureXL Next Generation™ solution. This has resulted in dramatic time and cost savings.

Groundbreaking Performance

The new S3500 provides throughput exceeding 2.8 Gbps of FW performance and 2.4 Gbps VPN performance at 192B packets; enabling security appliances to offer high performance without the common bottlenecks. Customer benchmarking tests show that the S3500 maintains 2.0Gbs FW and VPN performance even at 64B packet size. Moreover, beta users have reported increased performance rates of more than 100x over software only solutions, and more than 10x over current hardware offload solutions.


Corrent's new S3500 multi-gigabit VPN/Firewall PCI card is available for shipment today. The technology is housed in a full-size PCI card (12.28 in. x 4.2 in.) that operates at rates of 64bit 33/66 MHz.

For more information about the S3500 or any of Corrent's security solutions please visit or contact them directly at 480.648.2300.

About Corrent Corporation

Corrent Corporation is an IC and board solutions company providing high-speed Internet security. Corrent's scalable, channelized, high-performance architecture products perform encryption at the fastest data rates in the industry - doubling the performance of existing solutions. Advanced design techniques for silicon, boards, and software deliver a complete sub-system solution to designers of existing and future OEM products, while providing ease of integration and time-to-market advantages. Corrent's products are designed-in to edge access networking equipment such as routers, switches, servers, access concentrators, and dedicated IP-services appliances. For more information visit

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