"Tyler Durden" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: >That "chip"...is it likely to be an ASIC or is there already such a thing as >a security network processor? (ie, a cheaper network processor that only >handles security apps, etc...) > >Or could it be an FPGA?
Neither. Currently they've typically been smart-card cores glued to the MB and accessed via I2C/SMB. Peter.