SafeNet Creates First Complete MACsec Embedded Security Solutions

SafeNet, Inc. a global leader in information security, introduced the world’s first complete portfolio of MACsec embedded security solutions for protecting LAN and Metro Ethernet communications at the link-layer. SafeNet’s QuickSec/MACsec Security Toolkit and family of SafeXcel IP MACsec Security Engines provide networking equipment manufacturers, network-attached device manufacturers, and semiconductor vendors building MACsec (MAC Security) compliant systems with an easy-to-integrate, future-proof security solution that reduces development cost and time to market.

“SafeNet is dedicated to developing and maintaining a comprehensive, future proof, suite of embedded security solutions for the networking industry,” said Simon Blake-Wilson, managing director, embedded security solutions, SafeNet. “The company is proud to once again demonstrate its commitment by being first-to-market with a complete portfolio of standards-compliant MACsec embedded security solutions.”

Increased employee mobility and growing inter-dependencies between suppliers and partners coupled with the emergence of several data security regulations such as PCI, HIPPA, and Sarbanes Oxley have solidified the demand for securing network communications.

IPsec and SSL VPNs are ideal security solutions for addressing the remote access demands associated with mobile networking. The emergence of high-speed LAN and MAN networks have driven the demand for security solutions that support high-performance, low latency, and simple key management functions while addressing compliance requirements.

The IEEE is in the process of publishing a set of security protocols which specify how all, or part of a LAN/MAN networks can be transparently secured. This set of security protocols, generally referred to as MACsec, is designed to provide connectionless user data confidentiality, frame data integrity, and data origin authenticity.

SafeNet’s QuickSec/MACsec and family of SafeXcel IP MACsec Security Engines have been designed to provide networking device manufacturers that build switches, bridges, and routers for Layer 2 LAN and Metro Ethernet communications with a fully integrated, standards-compliant software/hardware hybrid security solution performing at speeds in excess of 40 Gbps. When built into the same platform, this hardware/software solution provides a complete, 802.1AE and 802.1 X-REV compliant, easy-to-integrate securities offering which ensures auditable compliance while reducing development cost and time to market.

QuickSec/MACsec and the family SafeXcel IP MACsec Security Engines are key components of SafeNet’s fully integrated security solutions for OEMs in the Networking Industry. SafeNet OEM products include QuickSec security software, SafeXcel hardware security processors, and silicon-proven semiconductor IP. This comprehensive security platform enables vendors to build complete network security solutions. For more information about SafeNet’s integrated security solutions for Networking OEMs, visit www.safenet-inc.com/solutions/dev/embedded_security.asp.

To learn more about the security requirements of LAN and Metro Ethernet communications at the link layer and SafeNet’s MACsec Security Solutions to address these requirements register to attend the company’s FREE Live Webinar titled MACsec Security: Building Standards-Compliant Products for Secure LAN/MAN Networking today. Taking place on Thursday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, the live event will provide attendees with a technical MACsec overview, MACsec market drivers, MACsec security requirements, and security solutions for MACsec. To register for the free webinar visit: www.safenet-inc.com/MACsec_webinar.

About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded 25 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. UBS, Nokia, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Bank of America, Adobe, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. In 2007, SafeNet was acquired by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm specializing in the technology sector.

SafeNet is a registered trademark and SafeXcel is a trademark of SafeNet, Inc.