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SAN JOSE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) #Firewall Axiado today announces a deterministic in-order protocol for its

firewall processor architecture, delivering high performance without

compromising security.


Axiado’s Processor Architecture Without Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerabilitie ...

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-

and interprocessor-communication.

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/

About Axiado

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.

Press kit available at https://axiado.com/press/

Discover more at https://axiado.com

and follow us on Twitter at security@axiado.corp .

Axiado TM and the Axiado logo are trademarks of Axiado

Corporation.

Contacts

Minna Holopainen, VP Communication

Axiado Corporation

minna.holopainen@axiado.com
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