ASIC-based vs. Software-based Security Platform

From: Klaus, Chris (ISSAtlanta) (
Date: 08/26/03

Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 17:29:20 -0400
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Several security companies have been touting that ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) hardware-based appliances are the future of network security.  I put together a whitepaper that compares ASIC-based and software-based security platforms, especially as they relate to IDS and the future direction of IDS.  The security whitepaper is available at:

Like to get feedback and comments on the whitepaper. 


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