NIAGARA 811 | SSL/IPSEC Hardware Accelerator Board | Security Acceleration


SSL/IPSEC Hardware Accelerator Board

Security Acceleration



Niagara 811 | SSL/IPSEC Hardware Accelerator Board | Security Acceleration
Niagara 811


Niagara 811 security accelerator product is a new addition to the Interface Masters accelerator board product line. Niagara 811 is ideal for accelerating encrypt/decrypt functions and demanding asymmetric protocol operations for a wide variety of networking applications such as secure routers, web-servers, and server load balancers. This card supports PCI-e Gen 2.0 x16 and provides market-leading performance for SSL, IPsec, WLAN or combinations of these protocols, freeing up the CPU cycles for other applications.

The solution delivers 16 Cavium CN1620 chips per board for leading-edge encryption and hardware acceleration offload on a single PCI-e card. The The CN1620 delivers performance of 2.5 Gbps for full SSL and IPsec protocol offload and 1024bit exponent RSA at 17K RSA operations per second, ensuring optimization for applications such as integrated firewall/VPN appliances, L4+ switches, wireless WAN switches, 3G infrastructure equipment, and SAN appliances.




  • Supports 16 Cavium Nitrox 1620 chips per card
  • Full, single-operation protocol offload for IPsec or SSL protocols
  • Concurrent multi-protocol operations on a single card
  • Support for wide performance range with same API and drivers
  • Highest performance single PCI Card SSL Offload processing in the industry
  • Hardware Random Number Generator
  • Software development kit with low level drivers, diagnostics, APIs, source code and documentation available from Cavium Networks


  • Highest cryptographic offload performance in the industry to free up CPU for maximum application processing
  • Supports very large number of user connections/sec at minimal cost per connection
  • Simple, proven system addition for high performance IPsec VPN and SSL processing functionality
  • Single slot form factor ensures minimum system real estate impact
  • Great flexibility for combination of SSL, IPsec and WLAN security protocols on a single card


  • Bus type supports PCI-e 2.0 x8



  • Length: 330.200mm (13.000")
  • Height: 72.644mm (2.860")


  • Operating Humidity: 0%–90%, non-condensing
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C – 50°C (32°F - 122°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C – 65°C (-4°F – 149°F)
  • Max Power: Less than 110W

Ordering Part Numbers

Part Number Description
Niagara 811 PCI-e, SSL/IPSEC Hardware Accelerator Board supporting 16 Cavium Nitrox 1620 chips



  NIAGARA 811 Datasheet



Additional Specifications / Certifications

FCC Certification CE Certification RoHS Certification