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In summary, we're researching new technologies that offer cryptographic algorithm acceleration by factors. Our ultimate goal is to make general-purpose processors capable of processing and forwarding encrypted traffic at very high speeds so that the Internet can be gradually transformed into a completely secure information delivery infrastructure. We also believe that these technologies can benefit other usage models, such as disk encryption and storage.


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This article and more on similar subjects may be found in the Intel Technology Journal, June 2009 Edition, "Advances in Internet Security".

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