Rambus announces complete 800G MACsec solution for enhanced data centre and 5G infrastructure security

01 May 2020

Rambus, the silicon IP and chip provider, has announced its 800G MACsec (media access control security) solution for next-generation networking infrastructure.

It delivers hardware-based, point-to-point security for 800 Gigabit Ethernet links and is a critical element of end-to-end network security. Protecting data in motion, MACsec can also identify and prevent security threats such as denial of service, intrusion, man-in-the-middle, passive eavesdropping and masquerading attacks. With growing demand for low-latency communications to support real-time applications such as AI/ML inference, in-line, full-rate secure communication of data traffic with MACsec is imperative. In addition, the company said Rambus 800G MACsec solution addresses this need with a hardware engine delivering MACsec security with no degradation to the speed of data transmission.

“Our world has changed dramatically in just a few months, with a global shift to our homes being the center of work, schooling and entertainment. This has put enormous strain on the global data infrastructure. The evolution to 800 GbE will be a key enabler on the path forward,” said Neeraj Paliwal, vice president and general manager of Rambus Security. “Our 800G MACsec protocol engine leverages a scalable architecture that supports configurations of one to many ports with an aggregate bandwidth of up to 800 Gbps. This flexibility provides the benefit of limiting the silicon cost for security, while safeguarding required data communications.”