Tuesday, May 11th 2010

VIA ACE-CNX Brings Effortless Data Encryption to NAS Systems

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced how it's working with Logitec to implement next-generation security encryption on its latest range of NAS products.

Logitec Inc, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of PC peripheral equipment and storage devices is one of the first companies to take advantage of the VIA ACE-CNX security service. VIA's team of security experts have worked closely with Logitec, implementing data encryption technologies that meet widely accepted international standards in an entirely seamless, fast and entirely unobtrusive end-user NAS experience.
"We've worked closely with Logitec to help them really harness the power of the VIA ACE security engine," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Truly effortless disk encryption on NAS devices is now a reality for Logitec customers, thanks to VIA's unique approach to data encryption."

"At Logitec we strive to employ the very latest security features across our range of data storage products," said Tsugio Shimizu, General Manager, Business Solution Department, Logitec Corp. "Through working closely with the VIA ACE-CNX team we can now unlock the potential of VIA's unique processor platforms, bringing seamless data encryption to our advanced NAS products."

Visitors to the ESEC 2010 in Tokyo will be able to see a demonstration of an ACE-enabled Logitec NAS system. Join VIA at ESEC Japan 2010, Tokyo Big Sight, Booth 23-24, Tokyo, Japan. May 12-14 2010.

VIA ACE-CNX Customized Security Solutions
The customer-centered VIA ACE-CNX service allows VIA's team of security experts to work closely with customers, implementing data encryption through the hardware, as opposed to software. This means that the encryption happens on-the-fly and far faster and less obtrusive than competing software solutions. This is entirely unique to VIA; no other processor on the market today can support these security features from within the CPU.

VIA ACE-CNX is currently working to implement internationally established AES data encryption standards across a range of scenarios that includes software and content protection on gaming and kiosk platforms and secure data transfer and storage in advanced fleet management applications.

For more information about the VIA ACE-CNX service please visit this page.

VIA ACE: Advanced Cryptographic Engine
All VIA Nano, VIA C7 and VIA Eden processors have an integrated security engine that can be used to encrypt and decrypt data on-the-fly. The Advanced Cryptographic Engine also provides a range of crucial security features that includes AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) Encryption, an encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government that comprises three block ciphers and is now used worldwide.

The VIA Advanced Cryptographic Engine features a Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1 and SHA-256) which is published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), widely accepted as being one of the most secure algorithms available. A Montgomery Multiplier is also included along with NX Execute Protection and a random number generator.

A more detailed white paper describing the features of the VIA Advanced Cryptographic Engine is available to download here.
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3 Comments on VIA ACE-CNX Brings Effortless Data Encryption to NAS Systems

time to use that thing :rolleyes:

how old is Padlock? Looooooool

as long via doesn't release any linux drivers ( in source code please ) there won't be any benefit for any one else around as the atom beats all availible via cpu's
(and come on nano is stupid as it's not rarelly availible)
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Nano's AES performance is on par with Core 2 Quad / Core i7 processors.

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btarunr said:
Nano's AES performance is on par with Core 2 Quad / Core i7 processors.

What kind of glitchy performance graph is that when 2x i5 650 outperforms heftier configurations four times :wtf:. Famous buggy Everest/AIDA?
"This is a LGA-1156 part based on the Clarkdale core, just like the rest of the Core i3 and dual-core Core i5 line. The chip runs at 2.80GHz, has no turbo support, no AES-NI, no VT-d, no Intel TXT and no Hyper Threading."

The i7 650 is a quad core while the i5 650 is a hyperthreaded dual core (it looks like 4 cores in task manager, but exhibits lower performance). i5 650 has special AES instructions (accelerates security encryption/decryption), has integrated graphics (useless if using a discrete GPU) and worse memory performance.
Forget i found it. So they finally implement AES-NI i thought we'll wot see it until Sandy Bridge. Well in fact in real world we wont :D ... So intel decide to kill good performing VIA on their turf.
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