Category: Network & Modems
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 05 Aug 2009
3Com 10/100 Secure NIC (3CR990B-97) falls under system and controller category. It is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, 2003 and XP platforms. It is said to harden systems that are at risk without compromising the performance of networks in any way. 3Com 10/100 Secure NIC (3CR990B-97) comes an embedded security processor. The processor makes it possible for the device to offload authentication, encryption plus various other tasks that are cycle intensive. The device offloads from a host central processing unit. The offloading results in maximized application as well as system responses. 3Com 10/100 Secure NIC (3CR990B-97) comes with 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX connection that is also inclusive of intelligent server and management features. These features not only help to lower support related costs but also greatly reduce the time used for administration purposes. Overall, the features help to improve the performance of the network.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
3Com 10/100 Secure NIC (3CR990B-97) is able to secure sensitive user data at wire speeds. It does this using DES/3DES encryption, RFC 2402 authentication and SHA-1 and MD5 hashing. The security features on the device that are also hardware enforced fulfill FIPS140-2 criteria. What is unique about the 3Com 10/100 Secure NIC (3CR990B-97) is the fact that it can be upgraded to the 3Com EFPS (Embedded Firewall Policy Server) that provides users with hardware firewall solution that can be managed centrally. The device supports larger packets. It is able to segment TCP frames and also add TCP sequence numbers to the packets. The device makes use of the included flow control feature for purposes of reducing the number of retransmissions and lost packets. The advantage of this is that it renders the transfer of data between the switch and the NIC more efficient. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com 10/100 Secure NIC (3CR990B-97) errors before installing any driver updates.