The Cisco* Virtual Networking Index estimates that by 2021 there will be 4.6 billion Internet users and 27.1 billion networked devices and connections. Over five billion people will operate 12 billion total mobile devices. Those devices are expected to generate over 500 Exabytes of IP traffic annually.
This storm of change is rolling in so quickly that it threatens to tear at the virtual boundaries of our data—and IT budgets. Of course, this change has enormous impact on business as well. Now is the time to put the structures in place to secure that data.
How do organizations:
- Secure networks and data?
- Handle, analyze, and store unprecedented amounts of data?
- Address this change within a financial structure that is sustainable?
It’s a given that the data, and all network structures it flows through must be secure and private. For most, encryption technologies is a significant part of addressing all three of these challenges. This presents great challenges and opportunities for our industry—how to mitigate the cost and complexity of implementing encryption, so it can be deployed broadly to protect data and assets.
But encryption is not a panacea. As individuals, we may generally feel more secure about our privacy on some networks. Malware authors play every angle and look for every advantage at the threat surface of each structure. These black hat strategies may even take advantage of existing protections, including data structures and encrypted traffic. This presents great risks that increasing attacks will be more successful in penetrating networks and systems.
For those running corporate networks and infrastructures, there are network-level solutions available, including decrypting and inspecting traffic for threats. With the surging growth of network traffic, the scale of the challenge is daunting, as these decrypt, inspect, encrypt operations could easily introduce traffic bottlenecks if not dealt with proactively.
Intel QuickAssist Technology – Security, Scale, Cost-Efficiencies of Cloud
Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) is the choice of many developers providing the network and storage appliances and cloud solutions. For many years, Intel QAT has delivered hardware with high performance acceleration for security and compression—reducing the performance impact for these workloads to keep traffic flowing efficiently.
Recapture Existing CPU Cycles - Intel® QAT provides a scale of solutions for security and compression spanning a performance range through orders of magnitude from Gigabit/Sec through 100Gigabit/Sec. These solutions provide an efficiency that allows applications to recapture cycles that would otherwise be spent encrypting data. Applications may re-capture 75 percent of the CPU cycles spent managing Crypto—allowing that processor power to perform the real task for which the network device was designed.
Compressions + Encryption - A common solution for managing the swelling storage footprint is to compress all stored data to minimize the storage costs and maximize the efficiencies. Network operators can efficiently manage data through compression and encrypt it at the same time.
Three New Intel QuickAssist Technology Solutions
Intel® QuickAssist Technology delivers security, performance, scalability and efficiency to Intel® Architecture solutions. As our information is effectively an extension of people and institutions, Intel® QuickAssist Technology brings vital capabilities to our product solutions, including three new Intel® QAT products:
- Intel® C62X Chipset (formerly known as Lewisburg)
- Intel® Xeon® Processor D Family (formerly known as Broadwell DE NS)
- Intel® Atom™ C3000 Processor Product Family (formerly known as Denverton)
Intel® QuickAssist Technology is also available in the recently announced, Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. These new processors deliver powerful performance, scalability, security and convergence of compute, memory, network, and storage performance for cloud-optimized and 5G-capable communications networks.
These new products add significant performance gains and new algorithm support and capabilities for cloud, wireless, networking, storage and big data solutions and different levels of integration to meet various price/footprint and power consumption needs. With a high performance application integrated with Intel QAT hardware (available as SoCs, chipsets, or add-in cards), organizations can take advantage of encryption/decryption and compression/decompression offload, vastly improving the security and the efficiency of your infrastructure.
Intel® QuickAssist Technology: Multiple, Performance Tiers for Your Network, Workload Requirements
Because the Intel® QuickAssist Technology is fully integrated into multiple families of Intel processors, Communication Service Providers can select the solution that is best suited for unique environments and workloads.
As an example, the Intel® Atom® C3000 processor product family can securely process and compress data at the network edge at speeds up to 20 Gbps. The Intel® Xeon® Processor D family of solutions target the so-called mid-range of service providers with 40Gbps, while Intel® Xeon® Scalable with the Intel® C62X Chipset supports up to 100 Gbps for large scale workloads.
Security at Sustainable Cost
Intel is the industry leader in terms of enabling network transformation via moving network intelligence out of dedicated hardware and into software to make running and managing the network faster and easier. It is well understood that traditional hardware centric networking can also run up operational and capital costs for operators and enterprise.
For example, the Intel Processor C3000 family brings this network transformation to the edge of the network. The product family offers power-efficient cores, integrated Intel QAT & full virtualization support that helps reduce both time and resources required to deploy virtualized solutions on commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.
Learn More, Plan Next Phase of Network, Data Security with Intel
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