Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 118 KB
Operating System: Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.124 / 03 Dec 2003
This product provides the solution for the implementation of a security process that will allow the deployment of a strong cryptographic system wherein all inherent security measures can function simultaneously. Essentially this hardware component provides a security chipset that is dedicated to the implementation of protection algorithms used in various computing environments like e-commerce and other similar activities. The BCM5821 Security Accelerator and its corresponding device driver supports the execution of the Secured Socket Layer protocol and similar modules. The security processor along with the associated device driver provides a boost to the deployment of these types of protocols normally implemented in Web servers and other computer network environments. The device driver communicates with the underlying operating system platform to implement not only data encryption but user authentication as well. In this context it may also provide useful implementation in the area of data transfer and exchange.
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
Designed with a built-in high performing public key processor that is capable of handling 4000 RSA transactions per second on a 1024-bit encoding, the BCM5821 Security Accelerator can also implement 2048 bit RSA key encryption. The possibility of deploying these feature sets are based on the premise that the correct device driver is installed into the host computer system. In terms of benefits to Web transactions for embedded software applications this hardware component allows for load balancing and content switching for majority of Web servers. The device driver is partly responsible for enabling fast Internet Key Exchange to support Virtual Private Networking programs. This also proves to be beneficial for Edge routers, Firewalls, Access devices, and other similar hardware components. The presence of the integrated symmetric key processor allows for the execution of unlimited simultaneous sessions. Full performance is maintained for every packet in various sessions. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BCM5821 Security Accelerator errors before installing any driver updates.