RSA, DH,ECDHE - is encryption done in hardware or software

L4 Transporter

RSA, DH,ECDHE - is encryption done in hardware or software

 

need to know if Key Exchange Algorithms   

 

RSA 

DH

ECDHE
 
of them which take more cpu cycles ?
are they platform specific?
 
is all of them done in hardware?
L7 Applicator

Re: RSA, DH,ECDHE - is encryption done in hardware or software

Hello,

From what I understand, and I could be wrong, however the only devices that have dedicated hardware [processors for SSL decryption are the models that have x2xx and the 7xxx series. However I beleive the decrption is still done in software and these newer models just have dedicated hardware to perform this.

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/secure-the-network/next-generation-firewall/pa-3200-series...

 

Regards,

L4 Transporter

Re: RSA, DH,ECDHE - is encryption done in hardware or software

Thanks for the update will  see if anyone chips in on this.

L4 Transporter

Re: RSA, DH,ECDHE - is encryption done in hardware or software

yes decryption is still done in software

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