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Broadcom extends security SoC portfolio

Broadcom, a provider of semiconductor offerings for wired and wireless communications, has extended its security system-on-a-chip (SoC) family with the introduction of two new integrated secure SoC processors — the BCM5882 and BCM5883.

The new SoC offerings are integrated with Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, a secure processor and biometric capabilities on one chip.

The offering isolates user authentication from the host computing system through a multi-factor, multi-choice authentication and data protection process.

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The hardware-based authentication provided by the SoC can be directly linked to data access on self-encrypting hard drives (SED), thus offering an additional layer of security for critical user data, the company said.

In addition, the secure SoCs ease the use of cloud computing applications by eliminating the need for repeated log in and authentication through enterprise-class single sign-on applications.

Broadcom connectivity, processor and security solutions director Chuck Tato said the frequency and cost of data breaches continue to rise, fueling demand for more secure offerings.

"Our new secure SoCs provide a flexible offering for increased security throughout enterprise and cloud networking applications," Tato said.

"By delivering all necessary functionality on a single host-isolated device, IT managers can secure data literally at the ‘front door’ of the system."
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