TeamF1, Inc., the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, and Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC), a leading vendor of embedded PowerPC(R) and network processors, today announced expanded support of TeamF1′s secure networking solutions on AMCC’s PowerPC family of highly integrated embedded microprocessors. This is the latest milestone in a strategic alliance which combines TeamF1′s expertise in embedded security and advanced networking software with AMCC’s global leadership in embedded PowerPC processors.
The two companies have committed to jointly develop highly integrated, advanced networking and security platforms for OEMs and ODMs in the Wi-Fi(R) and VPN application space. Their partnership focuses on demonstrating optimized hardware architectures and software components designed to leverage specialized hardware resources.
Following the recent successful porting of TeamF1 products on AMCC’s 440GR based Yellowstone evaluation kit earlier this year, TeamF1 has now integrated its secure access point software (Air Secure Access Point or “ASAP”) on AMCC’s “Taihu” development platform – a low-cost, easy-to-use evaluation kit for AMCC’s PowerPC 405EP processor. This new integrated platform consists of TeamF1′s ASAP software, TeamF1′s secure management middleware, AMCC’s PowerPC 405EP based Taihu evaluation kit and a standard off-the-shelf PCI-based Wi-Fi chipset. This pre-validated solution is targeted towards the growing market for low-cost, yet full-featured secure access points and wireless gateways.
TeamF1′s ASAP software provides rich capabilities such as the ability to concurrently support many different generations of 802.11 security technology found in today’s wireless networks — from WEP through WPA, up to WPA2/ 802.11i in either Personal (Pre-shared Key) or Enterprise (802.1X) modes. AMCC’s PowerPC 405EP processor with integrated network connectivity and a 32-bit PCI v2.2 interface, when combined with any standard PCI-based Wi-Fi(R) chipset provides the necessary performance and interface features for a complete cost-sensitive ODM/OEM-ready access point solution. To further assist OEMs/ODMs with production-ready solutions, TeamF1 also offers managed VPN/firewall gateway capabilities with ASAP-enabled wireless connectivity in an easily configurable and re-brandable package.
“We are happy to have reached two goals with this milestone: accelerate production schedules of OEMs and ODMs of feature-rich wireless devices through seamless hardware-software integration, and lower BOM costs by targeting a low-cost hardware platform,” said Mukesh Lulla, TeamF1 co-founder and President. “Our alliance with AMCC continues to lead the market in providing solutions that deliver an optimized user experience, while providing system designers with more choices in hardware platforms.”
“We are delighted to see TeamF1 introduce their Air Secure Access Point software for our low-cost 405EP processor platform”, said Charlie Ashton, Director of Software at AMCC. “While the 405EP is an optimum processor solution for wireless access points, OEM and ODM customers expect to integrate off-the-shelf software into their products. The ASAP software package clearly meets their need for comprehensive software with advanced security features. We look forward to achieving many design-wins based around the combination of our 405EP processor and TeamF1′s ASAP software”.
The two companies will be demonstrating the full range of capabilities of this solution at Computex in the Grand Hyatt hotel, in Taipei, Taiwan from June 6-10, 2006.
This integrated hardware/software reference design providing a complete secure access point solution is available immediately from AMCC and TeamF1. Additionally, TeamF1′s network security components such as V-IPSecure (IPsec and IKE), SSLimSecure (SSL), SSHield (SECSH) and authentication solutions (Kerberos, RADIUS, digital certificates) pre-validated on AMCC’s PowerPC(R) processor family are also available individually under flexible licensing terms directly from TeamF1. For more product details, please go online.
TeamF1, Inc. a privately held corporation headquartered in Fremont, CA, is a leader in high performance embedded networking and security software. Founded in 1996, TeamF1′s products provide the secure software building blocks needed for wired and wireless infrastructure products in various market segments.
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading network and communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC’s corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.
AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.