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 http://ctt.ec/E1MUj+ #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 www.vitesse.com 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.  VTSS-G  Contact:  Vitesse Semiconductor Michelle Lozada, +1-805-388-3700 pressrelations@vitesse.com www.vitesse.com or SHIFT Communications Jennifer Usher, +1-415-591-8456 VitessePR@shiftcomm.com www.shiftcomm.com  
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