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Single-chip encryption engine certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standard

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Until now, the cost of complying with Level 3 was so high that very few computer and data storage manufacturers could afford it. As a result, most “secure computers” employed software solutions that could not go beyond Level 2 but worse, also slowed the performance of the computer. The HardCache-SL3/PC eliminates these problems because the hard-wired encryption engine embedded within the chip performs all of the encryption and decryption algorithms that are needed each time the system retrieves data stored from the memory to the central processor with no impact to performance. The HardCache-SL3/PC is fully supported by software drivers and a development kit to lower the cost of developing new secure applications.

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