Security Processor suits GigE networking applications.

Press Release Summary:

Model 8450 ensures data security, integrity, and simultaneous support for multiple security protocols as well as encryption and authentication algorithms. FlowThrough(TM) architecture enables security services to be provided directly in data path and ensures low-latency packet processing in Ethernet networking systems. Solution supports 2 full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) ports and delivers 4 Gbps simultaneous IPsec and IP Compression protocol processing for typical packet flows.

Original Press Release:

Hifn Announces Full Availability and Production of High-Performance Gigabit Ethernet Security Processor

FlowThrough Security Processor Makes Continuous Network and Data Protection Easy and Cost-Effective

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 22 -- Hifn(TM), the power behind network and information security, today announced the full availability and production of the 8450, the newest member to the company's FlowThrough(TM) security processor family. Hifn's FlowThrough Architecture is the cornerstone of a family of applied service processor solutions that fundamentally change the way security is built into the network as well as provide a platform for continuous data protection. The Hifn FlowThrough Architecture enables security services to be provided directly in the data path and ensures high-performance, low-latency packet processing in Ethernet networking systems.

"The amount of information added to the digital universe in the next few years is expected to increase more than six fold. In order to avoid network strain, storage and security requirements need to keep pace," said Robert Gray, research vice president, worldwide storage systems research, IDC. "Solutions like Hifn's help to prepare developers of next-generation network security solutions and nearline storage appliances for the future by providing the capabilities to deliver the data acceleration, data armoring, and other services necessary today. Hifn's FlowThrough Architecture is unique in this equation in its ability to off load all of the security processing from the host CPU, as well as provide a clear path for adding more security protocols."

"With the rise of the always-on enterprise, network, security and storage OEMs are under the gun to deliver solutions that enable the continuous protection of data that is in transit, as well as at rest," said Michael Goldgof, vice president of product marketing at Hifn. "Hifn's 8450 processor provides them with must-have capabilities across the full-spectrum of self-defending network services, enabling networking infrastructure leaders to build routers, wireless routers, storage area network solutions, enterprise switches and stand-alone threat management appliances that fulfill the potential of self-defending networks."

Designed for Gigabit Ethernet Networking applications, the 8450 ensures data security, integrity and simultaneous support for multiple security protocols as well as the latest encryption and authentication algorithms. It offers the simplicity of a "bump-in-the-wire" architecture and provides a complete security solution on a single chip. The 8450 is optimized for integration into session border controllers, VPNs, security gateway appliances, server motherboards and secure Network Interface Cards.

The 8450 supports two full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet ports and delivers 4 Gb/s simultaneous IPsec and IP Compression protocol processing for typical packet flows. Up to 1,000,000 Security Associations (SAs) are supported with external DDR2 SDRAM.

Availability and Pricing

Hifn's 8450 FlowThrough security processor, already designed in by some of the premier networking OEMs, is now generally available and in full production quantities. The 8450 is priced at $120 in OEM quantities. For more information, please contact Hifn at 408-399-3500 or

About Hifn

Hifn (NASDAQ:HIFN) powers network and information security. Leveraging over a decade of leadership and expertise in data encryption and compression, we are a trusted partner to industry innovators for whom security is critical to their success. With the majority of secure global communications flowing through Hifn technology, the convergence of security, storage and assured access drives our product roadmap forward. We will continue as the first resource for the toughest security requirements because we anticipate as we innovate in a field that leaves no margin for error. Hifn sets the industry standards and technology firsts to secure, compress and assure information wherever needed. For more information, please visit:

CONTACT: Hifn, Inc., Corporate Communications, +1-408-399-3520,

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