Ethernet has become the ubiquitous communication solution from the desktop to the carrier network. In data centers at the heart of the network, the need to process and move an exponentially growing torrent of data has driven the rapid jumps in the performance of Ethernet. 800G Ethernet, officially unveiled earlier this month by the Ethernet Technology Consortium, represents the latest milestone in the evolution of the standard.
Concurrent with the rise in data volume has been the rise in data value, making securing data communications an imperative. MACsec has emerged as the foundational security technology for safeguarding data in motion. Implemented at Layer 2, MACsec is able to guard against exploits that security protocols at higher levels may not even detect.
Rambus has announced the availability of an 800G MACsec protocol engine (MACsec-IP-163/164) that anchors MACsec security in hardware and provides line-rate performance. In this way, network operators can get the full performance benefits of 800G Ethernet, and the security benefits of MACsec.
The MACsec-IP-163/164 engine adds MACsec to high-speed multi-rate and multi-port Ethernet devices. It provides an optimal solution for aggregate throughput ranging from 100G to 800G. This MACsec engine is designed for chips to be used in data centers, enterprise and carrier networks as well as in network-attached high-performance computing. Get all the details on the new 800G MACsec engine here.