SAN JOSE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) #Firewall Axiado today announces a deterministic in-order protocol for its
firewall processor architecture, delivering high performance without
Current high-performance processor architectures use out-of-order
processing, exposing digital systems to critical hardware
vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre. After-the-fact patches to
those vulnerabilities significantly diminish processor performance.
Axiado’s firewall processor architecture does not have a performance
downside from in-order processing due to its efficiencies of intercore-
Out-of-order processing was introduced in the late 1990s as a response
to market expectations of continuous performance enhancement. While
offering a potential performance gain of up to 15 percent, out-of-order
processing and related predictive execution (speculative branching,
speculative caching, and cache dumping by OS debugger) left systems
vulnerable to cyberattacks.
“In totality, our processor outperforms existing processors that use
out-of-order protocol because our OS makes a better use of all cores and
accelerators that take care of most computationally intensive programs
and subroutines,” said Axel Kloth, founder and CTO of Axiado.
According to John Gustafson, inventor of Gustafson’s Law of Parallel
Speed-Up, former Director of Research at Intel Labs, and Senior Fellow
of AMD, “A lot of companies have discovered that things like
out-of-order execution, and all these other tricks that processor
companies have done to improve performance, are full of holes and allow
people to penetrate and abuse the systems.” Attempts to remedy these
vulnerabilities by software patching diminishes processor performance,
resulting in incomplete security and zero gain in processor performance.
Nick Tredennick, developer of Motorola’s MC68000, AMD’s Nx686, and IBM’s
Micro/370 processors affirmed, “Out-of-order execution within the
current CPUs requires speculative execution, speculative branching, and
speculative caching. These caching and aging algorithms are very complex
and highly prone to error, causing high latency for cleanups. An
in-order processor does not have this challenge, and the remaining issue
of per-core performance can be mitigated using other methods.”
“The most valuable thing that a company can do is to protect individuals
and make sure that their sensitive information is not exposed on the
internet,” said Ashok Babbar, CEO of Axiado. “Our response to the need
for uncompromised security is a processor architecture that employs
in-order processing that is immune to the vulnerabilities of all other
processors today without giving up high performance. Our processor
architecture has been specifically designed to protect itself and other
processors from known and unknown cyberattacks at the first point of
intrusion. We believe this technology is invaluable to network systems
companies who want to deliver impenetrable firewalls with high
performance to their customers.”
See more about Axiado’s high-performance in-order processing at https://axiado.com/hpiop/
Axiado is a firewall processor company securing the digital
infrastructure At the 1 st Point of Intrusion TM . By
architecting both the computational and networking stacks, the company
has developed the most advanced security platform from the ground up.
Axiado’s security platform, comprising a secure microprocessor,
firmware, OS kernel and APIs, is free from the attack surfaces that
other processors and operating systems exhibit today.
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