High Throughput Hardware/Software Co-Design Approach for SHA-256 Hashing Cryptographic Module in IPSec/IPv6
Now-a-days, more than ever, security is considered to be critical issue for all electronic transactions. This is the reason why security services like those described in IPSec are mandatory to IPV6 which will be adopted as the new IP standard the next years. In fact E.U. has set the target of moving to IPv6 for about 25% of European e-infrastructures in 2010. However the need for security services in every data packet that is transmitted via IPv6, illustrates the need for designing security products able to achieve higher throughput rates for the incorporated security schemes.