TEMPE, Ariz. -- Look for Corrent Corp. next month to roll out its first product--a high-end security processor for next-generation networking applications.
At the Embedded Processor Forum in San Jose, which runs from June 11-15, Corrent will make the first public disclosure about its OC-24-based, IPSec-enabled security processor.
The new full-duplex processor, dubbed the CR7120, is being billed by the Tempe-based startup as the world's first "IPSec-on-a-chip" product for next-generation networks. Applications include equipment designed for use in virtual private networks.
The CR7120 processes, encrypts, and authenticates 64-bit packets at speeds upwards of2.4-gigabits-per-second. The CR7120 uses a chip engine to support several thousand quick-mode connections per second.
The company will compete in the emerging security-processor business against the likes of
Broadcom Corp., Hifn Inc., and others.
Earlier this year, Corrent announced the formation of the company and closed its first round of funding, receiving $9.5 million from a variety of venture capital backers (see Feb. 26 story ).