The NITROX Lite Security Processor targets cost sensitive applications in the Soho and SME market segments. The NITROX Lite custom designed processor provides lowest area, cost and power consumption when compared to ASIC based security chips. At the heart of NITROX Lite are multiple micro-programmed GigaCipher cores, which allow for future upgrades and flexibility in supporting all cryptographic operations and protocol layer functions. This family provides 50Mbps to 1 Gbps of IPsec throughput and 1-7K RSA Ops.
NITROX Lite is the only processor that has the capability to process high-level IPsec and IKE, IPv6, SSL and Wireless LAN security protocol macro commands that reduce the host I/O traffic and dramatically offload the system processor to increase the total system throughput. The NITROX Lite SDK includes an evaluation board with modified KAME, Free S/WAN or OpenSSL stacks using Cavium Network's TurboIPsec/SSL Macro APIs and software drivers for Linux, BSD and VxWorks.