Article ID: 000093845 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 09/19/2023

Which Transport Layer Security (TLS) phases does Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) engage in?

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Summary

Intel® QAT engage in both phases: TLS handshake and data transferring over TLS.

Description

To transmit data over TLS, firstly TLS handshake should be finished and then the application data will be transferred over TLS. Which phase does QAT engage in: only TLS handshake, or both TLS handshake and application data transferring over TLS?

Resolution

Intel® QAT engage in both phases: TLS handshake and data transferring over TLS. Basically, what Intel® QAT does is offloading the computation of cryptographic related operations that may happen during the TLS handshake or during data transferring over TLS.

Additional information

Refer to the Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) and OpenSSL-1.1.0: Performance white paper for more information.

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