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October 17, 2011

Stoke Enhances 4G/LTE Security eXchange with Dramatically Increased Performance

Stoke, Inc., a mobile broadband developer, has just unveiled a new version of its Stoke Security eXchange solution for 4G/LTE networks that boasts elevated performance levels. With the ability to reach upwards of 40 Gbps of throughput, the Security eXchange with XGLC20 packet processing card enables operators to gain access to innovative functionality that can secure and encrypt large amounts of LTE mobile broadband services, with no adverse affects to quality.

The ability to scale to increased traffic volume, unsurpassed multimedia experience, and secure IP-based communications are just some of the many benefits that can be achieved when implementing a 4G/LTE infrastructure. 

As the market leader in deployed standalone LTE security solutions, Stokes provides cost-effective encryption solutions and has continued to increase its shipment rate by 50 percent quarter on quarter, the press release noted.

“Security is a priority function in LTE networks and is also a prescribed aspect of 3GPP mobile networks,” said Jennifer Pigg, vice president at industry analyst firm The Yankee Group, in a statement. “The standalone model, as in the case of Stoke, allows network operators to scale the security function independently from other EPC functions, which becomes increasingly important as pressure on the network grows.”

According to a press release, Stoke’s Security eXchange with XGLC20 offers 10Gbps line rate encryption of user, as well as a control plane traffic that lives between LTE base station (eNodeB) devices and the core network that provide five times the throughput and up to four times the session management capacity that could have been previously obtained. 

In just completed Voice over LTE trials in conjuction with the MultiService Forum, Stoke showed that with the correct standalone platform in place, operators could simply deploy IPSec without any type of system latency.

“This performance increase continues our strategy of enabling operators to keep ahead of the traffic demand curve,” Mike Homeier, vice president of product management at Stoke added. “Achieving true line rate, 10 Gbps encryption stretches the physical boundaries of what has previously been possible. It exemplifies leading edge silicon design and manufacturing and once again raises the bar for other mobile broadband vendors. We have broken new ground in amplifying the performance of our already outstanding solution.  

Jamie Epstein is a MobilityTechzone Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC as a Web editor for MobilityTechzone. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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