Electronics Production | October 19, 2005
Freescale, Flextronics demonstrate<br> "OEM-ready" VPN security application
Freescale Semiconductor and Flextronics Software Systems (FSS), formerly Hughes Software Systems, have collaborated to develop an enterprise security router solution.
This advanced IPSec-VPN-based router solution is powered by Freescale's MPC8555E PowerQUICCT III integrated communications processor and FSS's Enhanced Security System (ESS) software. FSS, a global end-to-end communication solutions provider, is providing the first public demonstration of this router platform solution at the Freescale Technology Forum in Munich. "By teaming with Flextronics Software Systems, we are providing enterprise customers with a PowerQUICC III processor-based VPN router platform solution that can be taken to market quickly and with minimal development cost," said Lynelle McKay, vice president and general manager of Freescale's Digital Systems Division. "In today's competitive environment, time-to-market means everything to our customers. That's why we're collaborating with a respected leader like Flextronics to deliver such an advanced, market-ready solution." "Freescale and Flextronics Software Systems have a strong synergy in hardware- and software-based security technology, and both companies are committed to providing robust security solutions for enterprise networks," said Ajay Gupta, assistant vice president and head of products at Flextronics Software Systems.