Next generation FPGA-based platform for network security
The driving forces for this project are demands for a hardware, reconfigurable, high performance, low cost and low power solution that could be used in a widest range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The solution should be able to secure computer networks against emerging threats and vulnerabilities, sustaining privacy and trust This paper presents an approach for developing a novel hardware platform for Ethernet-based network firewall security services for IP networks. The article highlights functional and structural levels of the proposed hardware architecture, performance estimations and a trade-off between performance and hardware cost. Some implementation details, including HDL used, testing approaches and design tools are provided as well.