Firewall Chip Gets Funding

By | August 1, 2006

EU funding of 2 million Euros has been announced for a major new three-year project to develop a re-configurable photonic ´firewall on a chip´. Called WISDOM,, the new system will plug a major gap in the global data network security armoury – the lack of tools to implement security checks and algorithms directly at high optical data communications rates.

WISDOM will complement current electronic security techniques with optical information filtering operating at wirespeed, and is being developed by a consortium led by the UK´s CIP.

“Optical technology lies at the heart of the global electronic and computer-based communications systems on which we are all increasingly reliant,” says Graeme Maxwell of project co-ordinator CIP.Read Full Story

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