Vitesse Achieves Federal FIPS Security Certification

  Vitesse Achieves Federal FIPS Security Certification

 Industry’s First and Only FIPS 197 Certified 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHYs
       with MACsec 256-Bit Advanced Security Encryption (AES) Strength

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- April 14, 2014

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT)
networks, announced that its SynchroPHY™ 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 10GE PHYs
with Intellisec™ IEEE 802.1AE MACsec  technology are the world’s first to
achieve Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197 256-bit AES
encryption certification.

Click to Tweet: ‘Secure #1588’ with line-rate AES encryption & nanosecond
accurate timing a reality #LTE #4G #IoT #security

FIPS 197 is a de facto benchmark encryption standard issued by the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) which specifies the approved
cryptographic algorithm to protect electronic data. 256-bit AES offers
exponentially better data protection and is required by the U.S. National
Security Agency for highly sensitive data. The FIPS certification validates
solutions correctly implementing the AES algorithm, enabling OEMs to
dramatically accelerate end product qualification and entry into markets with
stringent security requirements, including military, government, secure
industrial, financial, and HIPAA-compliant IT infrastructure.

“AES 256-bit encryption is a highly secure, internationally recognized data
protection standard. FIPS 197 certification demonstrates that Vitesse meets
the rigorous security requirements needed to protect critical network
infrastructures,” said Martin Nuss, CTO for Vitesse. “Achieving this
validation for our SynchroPHY family is another major proof point of Vitesse’s
leadership in bringing low cost, scalable security solutions to the Carrier,
Enterprise and IoT markets.”

Intellisec™ & VeriTime™: Industry’s Only Secure 1588 Network Solution

Intellisec is the industry’s first technology to enable flow-based 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. Other encryption technologies introduce
variable delays, making it impossible to deliver the accurate IEEE 1588v2
timing required by TD-LTE, LTE-Advanced macro and small cell base stations and
Smart Grid utility networks. Intellisec is the only ‘secure 1588’ solution
available today, combining line-rate AES encryption with Vitesse’s VeriTime™
IEEE 1588v2 nanosecond accurate timing.

Vitesse’s FIPS-certified portfolio includes:

• VSC8582                 Dual Port GE PHY with Intellisec and VeriTime
• VSC8584                 Quad Port GE PHY with Intellisec and VeriTime
• VSC8490                 Dual Channel 10 GE PHY with Intellisec and VeriTime
• VSC8491                 10 GE PHY with Intellisec and VeriTime

About Vitesse

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, SMB/SME Enterprise and IoT Networking.
Visit or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and SynchroPHY, Intellisec and VeriTime are
trademarks of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other
jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein
are the property of their respective holders.



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