Freescale, Mocana to Secure Next Generation Connected Devices

Freescale Semiconductor and Mocana have formed a relationship to offer Freescale’s networking customers exceptional encryption performance. Freescale plans to integrate Mocana’s Device Security Framework with most PowerQUICC(R) II, PowerQUICC II Pro and PowerQUICC III encryption enabled products.

Mocana’s solution is a high performance, small footprint, security framework specifically designed to leverage Freescale’s advanced hardware acceleration technology. Combined with Freescale’s PowerQUICC devices, the Mocana technology is ideal for securing home, office and media gateways, Ethernet routers and switches, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment, network attached storage, industrial control, line cards, imaging equipment and other connected devices.

Mocana’s Device Security Framework is comprised of several embeddable modules that secure next generation devices and services. The relationship between Mocana and Freescale enables customers to purchase a comprehensive security package from one vendor, thereby significantly reducing costs and speeding time-to-market.

“Our goal in collaborating with Freescale is to provide the most competitive, comprehensive embeddable security solution on the market and further establish Mocana as the go-to solution provider for the world’s top manufacturers,” said Adrian Turner, chief executive officer and president of Mocana. “By implementing Mocana’s Device Security Framework, Freescale’s customers can expect significant capability enhancements while meeting the most stringent security standards.”

To illustrate the highly optimized nature of the joint solution, benchmarking tests using Freescale’s MPC8555E PowerQUICC III processor with Mocana Acceleration Harness 2.0 and Mocana SSL achieved throughput performance in excess of 500 megabits per second, with extremely low CPU utilization – results that exceeded Freescale’s predicted performance model for its own device.

“Incorporating Mocana’s software offers our customers outstanding encryption performance with the convenience of a single-source solution,” said Chekib Akrout, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Networking Systems Division. “This solution demonstrates how Freescale is transforming the world’s networks by leveraging its deep ecosystem and relationships with the industry’s most advanced software partners.”

The solution ships with libraries that integrate with existing real time operating systems. Mocana binary code will support the most popular embedded operating systems, making integration seamless and reducing the risk of developer-introduced vulnerabilities.

The Mocana Device Security Framework modules are optimized for Freescale processors. These modules include the Acceleration Harness, SSL Server, SSL Client, SSH Server, SSH Client, IPsec/IKEv1 and IKEv2, and Certificate Management Client. Each protocol implementation has been built from the ground up for embedded systems and is open standards-based, full featured, RFC-compliant and multi-core friendly.

PowerQUICC technology is the industry’s most popular communications processor architecture, used by more than 500 equipment manufacturers worldwide and the solution of choice for more than 5,000 communications and networking system designs. Through its long history of success and penetration in the communications market, PowerQUICC processors have gained extensive development support from a comprehensive ecosystem of leading third-party tool vendors as part of Freescale’s Design Alliance Program.

Freescale parts featuring Mocana’s Device Security Framework are expected to be available in early Q3 of 2007.

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with 2006 sales of $6.4 billion (USD).

About Mocana
Mocana securely enables Internet-scale applications and services for connected devices. Mocana’s industry-leading infrastructure software solutions ensure that wired and wireless devices, networks and services perform and scale with the utmost security – a necessary foundation for a networked society. Customers include Philips, Dell, Cisco, Avaya, Nortel Networks, Harris, Honeywell, Symbol, and Radvision, among others. Mocana was founded in 2002, is privately-held, and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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