Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO), the global supplier of an array of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions has a new product. The company has introduced the BCM82391 while referring to it as one of the industry’s most inclusive dual-port 100GbE PHY device. It supports a number of media access controller security interconnects the likes of 100GbE, 50GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE and 10GbE.
Security is one of the primary concerns across various levels of the network interfaces. Hence the need for an upgraded Ethernet links, which will provide higher speeds that support the growing demand for higher bandwidth. The device is therefore expected to play a significant role in the configuration of mission-critical network infrastructure, which includes service provider networks.
The BCM82391 is a comprehensive, highly-integrated MACsec PHY solution
First and foremost the designing of BCM82391 is in such a way that it should protect high-speed data interconnects from security mishaps. The media access controller security (MACsec) on the other hand integrates the latest 256-bit AES technology with 25G SerDes core from Broadcom resulting into signal integrity while strengthening high-speed data links between different devices.
Senior vice president at Broadcom’s Physical Layer Products Division, Lorenzo Longo says, “This latest generation of MACsec PHY enables network operators with secure, encrypted 100G communications links capable of withstanding intrusion attacks, wiretapping and other threats to secure data transmission.”
MACsec PHY standards is likely to be a baseline attribute in many Ethernet markets
Senior analyst with The Linley Group, Loring Wirbel says that showcasing of Broadcom’s multiple MACsec PHY products at the Broadcom’s Booth 2873 exhibition is timely. This is because the Ethernet markets will require such in the near future. After all, besides the secure data center, other vertical networking markets also require security.
The shipping of BCM82391 is already underway as the company continues to receive orders. In other news, the company will also be digressing into the sampling of the BCM82756, which is a new quad-port 10GbE MACsec PHY integrating several other applications.
In the meantime, Broadcom’s stock closed at $216.09 witnessing an increase of $0.07 or 0.03%.