Vitesse’s Intellisec Secures Communications Networks for Cloud Services
Industry’s First Solution for Cost-Effective Network-Wide Link Layer
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- March 18, 2013
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, introduced
Intellisec™, its patent-pending, universal, lightweight security encryption
technology for communications networks. Intellisec is the industry’s first
technology to enable IEEE 802.1AE MACsec encryption end-to-end over any
network, including multi-operator and cloud-based networks, independent of the
network’s awareness of security protocols. Delivering up to 75% savings versus
alternatives, Intellisec radically reduces the cost of securing network
applications such as e-commerce, cloud services, enterprise, and government
Recent reports on cybersecurity breaches highlight the need for critical
network infrastructure protection, as Enterprises and Carriers alike move to
cloud-based models. The security aspect also has implications for mobile
4G/LTE deployments and industrial networks. According to Hewlett-Packard’s
recent 2012 Cyber Security Risk Report, total security vulnerabilities are
rising, with mobile vulnerabilities having grown 68% from 2011 to 2012 alone
and 787% over the last five years.
“Vitesse is changing the landscape of secure network communications with
Intellisec technology,” said Martin Nuss, chief technology officer for
Vitesse. “End-to-end network encryption is highly complex and prohibitively
expensive to implement at Layer-3, while existing Layer-2 MACsec PHY solutions
need encryption and decryption at every link in the network. Because
Intellisec runs over MEF CE 2.0 and MPLS networks, it will work over most
service provider networks with Intellisec-enabled equipment access devices or
enterprise edge routers at network endpoints. This has never been done
Intellisec: A Low-Cost, Scalable Cloud Networking Security Solution
*Enables MACsec Networkwide: Intellisec dramatically extends MACsec to
support secure access to multiple cloud services, enabling delivery of
MACsec-secured Layer-2 Carrier Ethernet services, such as MEF EVCs, MPLS
L2VPNs and Data Center Interconnect, across the network. Until now, MACsec
has traditionally been limited to link-based box-to-box applications
primarily within cloud services data centers;
*Simple, Low-Cost, Scalable: Intellisec scales easily with the number of
interfaces, delivering up to 75% cost savings compared to alternate
solutions. Network installation involves a simple upgrade of the system’s
physical layer components without impacting or upgrading the ASICs or
*Maintains Network Synchronization: Precision synchronization is critical
to network infrastructure. Intellisec works together with Vitesse’s
VeriTime™ technology to maintain nanosecond-level IEEE 1588v2 time
*Compatible Extension to Existing Technologies: Intellisec enables network
link upgrades independent of the network’s awareness of security
Vitesse at OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim
Vitesse will showcase its latest IC and software solutions at the OFC/NFOEC
2013 Expo, March 19-21, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Corporate
Village Room #3259. Meetings are by appointment only.
Vitesse CTO, Dr. Martin Nuss, will also join industry experts from NSA, Ciena,
and the Department of Defense in a technical panel discussion, “Network
Security,” (NTh3J) taking place on Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. local time.
The panel will address specifics of security for the communications sector
For more information about OFC/NFOEC 2013: http://www.ofcnfoec.org.
Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance
semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse
products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including
Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing and SMB/SME Enterprise Networking.
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